Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 1999 E320, 2001 E320, 2004 S430
Location: Southern California
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This happened to me both on a 1999 E320 and a 2001 E320, also both on a fleece filter and a paper filter.
The filter simply can't go all the way in to the final position. I'd say it's missing that last one eigth to one quarter inch. It eventually went in to the correct position when I torqued the canister to 25NM. In other words, the filter was forced into the correct position by the internal metals.
It's simply too tight. I'm just wondering whether anyone else had the same experience.
I have no idea what's going on. Now I wonder how I can remove it next time when I change oil.
(Hey, sorry to see that dent on your vehicle.)
Last edited by cerritos; 02-24-2007 at 09:50 PM.