Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
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None that I've heard of, and folks on this forum ask about such from time to time. The replaceable-element-in-a-permanent-can approach is a bit messier to change, so I can understand the appeal of converting to a spin-on.
Actually I prefer the R107's factory set-up since, unlike many other Benz engines, it hangs down, probably because of space limitations. But with this orientation, gravity helps the canister capture and hold any heavy sediment. This way I can readily see any big chunks the filter might catch between changes rather than allow it to hide in the bottom of the upright style canister found on other Mercedes models with a little more room in the engine bay.
Sterling Heights, MI
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Benzedrine
2002 Volvo S80 T6
2004 Litespeed Vortex/Campagnolo Record