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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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R 320 CDI Air filter change (vid)


I am a newbie and my R 320 CDI only has 48K on it but seeing that my wife ( its the car she has been driving for the past 2+ years) put gas in her diesel. I thought I would take a crack at some basic maintenance. With your help here at Benzworld I have done the oil and filter change, now the air filter.

A short rap up. Having worked on my Golf TDI, My Tacoma ( changed out the air intake to a K&N intake) and my 1965 Ghia, I have some "shade tree" mechanic ability. BUT let me tell you this Air filter change out was close to the toughest thing I have done. But after getting the old filters out ( really quite dirty) I am happy I tackled it.

Removing the engine compartment divider and knowing the correct tools
( 13 mm socket, E8 Torix socket, E 10 Torix socket, T20 Torix (for the air filter box) and a flat blade screw driver) is key to the extraction of the filter boxes and then the filters.

Here is a link to the 26 min. video... It is a pretty big file (311 mb) so I would advise high speed connection for viewing. MobileMe Gallery

Thanks. I look forward to any feed back positive and other.


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Great DIY video.

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fantastic video - thanks for sharing. Just starting to remove the airboxes on a gl 320 which has the added fun of an engine brace in the way.
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Hi DrFred - Can you please repost the video somehow if you have it? The Mobileme gallery link is not valid anymore.
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Yup. MobileMe is gone. Next time I do it I can make a video, but that will be a while

Otherwise I can walk you through it. It's really tricky to get the air boxes out, and you will find yourself wondering if they will actually come out at all. Trust me, they will, but there's a lot of shifting them back and forth and then massaging them out at just the right angle. First time it took me an hour to get them out.
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