Originally Posted by lynns
Do you have any problems with the following Cabin Filter manufacturer? at Importec On-Line Catalog
R2060-53914 ACC Cabin Filter Particulate Filter
IN STOCK $17.11
I'm kinda thinking about replacing the stock air filters with K&N 33-2181 for $68.06/2 each at Autocom Performance Parts
Hengst is a very reliable brand and I would trust it. As for K&N, I did a search on these air filters and a rather raging debate was underway about the K&N filter elements, having to oil them which in theory traps dirt particles, but was argued that once full, they begin to clog, if you over oil, then you could get blowby on the MASensor, and on and on and on.
For me, since Mann or Hengst are both OE on the SL500's, if they're good enough for MB, then they're certainly good enough for me. I just want to filter the air, not start a science project.
As far as the vendor you mentioned, I don't know anything about them. I chose AutohausAZ simply for the brands I wanted and free shipping.
Have fun...Carlo$ directions are spot on re: the cabin filter change out. Only add would be to remove the rubber moulding that runs fender to fender in front of and behind the box. It makes it easier to get to the clips in the front of the box and lift the lid off. The moulding is friction-fit and just slides up with little force.