Date registered: Sep 2010
Vehicle: 1976 300SD, 1995 E300D
Location: South Dakota
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oil filter ? on 5cyl. /8
I bought a Fram oil filter, part number C3, for my 1976 /8. I thought the thing looked to small but I checked & double checked and, yes sir, that was the one it showed.
Upon getting my old filter out I was right; it is not the same diameter as the old one. However, the height is the same; exactly.
Upon further inspection it intuitively looks like it makes more sense to put it in with the writing upside down because of the spring and washer set up that goes over the bolt in the canister. There is an indented collar on the top of the filter that the washer fits into like a glove. And it really seems like that collar would be in the way of the pre-filter if put in with the writing right side up.
Anyone use these filter out there. I would love some feed back soon. I drained the oil and am 30 miles from the nearest town that would have even the remotest chance of having any other filter that might fit.
76 300D (British red)
95 E300D (metallic charcoal)