The copper washer would go with the drain plug. The filter spins on. Coat the filter rubber seal with a finger of oil and tighten, No more than 1/2 turn.Hey guys, so I'm changing the oil and the filter came with the crush washers and a copper ring.... Does that copper ring go at the base of the filter around the thing it connects to, or where? Thanks
The 'Welcome.....' announcement on top has the link to a free Mercedes W126 service manual.I figured that was probably the case. It would seem kind of silly to have it way down at the bottom of the filter housing where you'd have to get it very carefully with a pair of needlenose pliers. Thanks. One thing I do find odd though, is that the handle is on the bottom of Mann filters. I used another brand last time and it was on top, but the first time I changed it when I got it, it already had a Mann with the handle on the bottom.... and obviously you can't put the filter in backwards...
This is incorrect.That large copper seal is for the drain plug on a W116. The two cars use the same filter but the drain plug on the W116 is huge.
This is scary, mclare! After all the oil changes I've done on this car, I've never noticed a place for the large crush ring that you mention.This is incorrect.
The 'Large' copper crush ring that is about 1 1/4" in diameter goes at the base of the filter inside the filter housing. You should see one in there.
There should be two more. A smaller copper one that goes on the drain plug, and a steel one that goes on the long bolt under the washer flange.
Assuming this is a Bosch OEM filter kit.
I was only speaking to its application as it pertains to the W126, not any other chassis.By the way, it is not incorrect that the large crush washer is for the drain plug on a W116. The W116 and W126 use the same filter kit and on the W116 that washer is for the drain plug.