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Old 01-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filter replacement - $500!! (2004 E320-gasoline)

Brought our '04 E320 4matic wagon to the dealer for a regular service. (the "service C", as the car instructed )

My dealer quoted me ~$500 to replace the fuel filter. Said it requires the removal of the rear seat and is very time-consuming to do.

Is this a typical charge for a fuel-filter replacement? I realize that the filter assembly is located IN the fuel tank, but I'm surprised at the $$ the dealer wants to charge me for this service. I told the dealer to hold off on the fuel filter replacement for now. The car has 61,000 miles on the odo.

Is this $500 quote typical for this fuel filter service? Should I get another quote from a reputable independent shop? (there's a great shop near my house, and I've visited them many times before).
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same shocker. I didn't replace mine until 110k. My dealer charged more than that though. It was an 800 dollar bill. I have a e500wagon, not sure if it would be a different part.
why would they put a wear item "in" the fuel tank??
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You did yours @110k - what's the recommended service interval for a fuel filter?

I honestly don't know--gonna have to hit the owners manual tonight.
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Glad I own a diesel, $40.00 every 26K plus 40% better fuel economy and 30% better resale value...What were you thinking buying a gas guzzler?

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Glad I own a diesel, $40.00 every 26K plus 40% better fuel economy and 60% better resale value...What were you thinking buying a gas guzzler?
Thanks for your contribution. It adds a lot to this thread.

Take your sales pitch to the diesel forum where the rest of the Kenworth drivers hang out
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It was supposed to be funny!!!!

The diesel pitch was supposed to be funny, but when the guy had to shell out $800 for a fuel filter, the humor goes south fast. He wasn't being mean.
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what's the recommended service interval for a fuel filter?
MB recommends fuel filter @ 60,000/4years (whichever comes first). Not a difficult DIY repair, PM your email address and I will send a copy of WIS or simply search the forum as the matter has been discussed extensively.
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Thanks for your contribution. It adds a lot to this thread.

Take your sales pitch to the diesel forum where the rest of the Kenworth drivers hang out
Be patient with him, he's a 747 driver. Even on the ground he's five stories high.
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I'd have to double check but I'm pretty sure the boost pump is co-located in the tanks filter assembly thus the reason for the price vs a conventional filter element.
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I'd have to double check but I'm pretty sure the boost pump is co-located in the tanks filter assembly thus the reason for the price vs a conventional filter element.
Boost pump, huh? So, where's the EDP located then? Note: Everybody's who's not pilot, skip this question.
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