I never did anything more than air filter changes. Everything else was done by the mechanic. I had no trouble changing the large air filter. I bought a Purolator Premium Plus (#A63327) large circular air filter for $12.00 and put it in. No problem. But the small rectangular filter gave me problems. It is called the secondary air filter, I believe. First I couldn't remove the screws. Trying to remove the screws I partially damaged the head. Then after removing I put the new one, a Mann filter bought online for $8.00. When I tried to screw the screws in, they will not go all the way in. Now they are projecting a little out. But so far nothing has happened. Watch out for problems with the secondary air filter.western - 2/11/2005 4:55 PM
I have a 1986 300sdl. I am going to change the filters this weekend; air, fuel, PS and oil. Any thing I should know (i.e. tools, nonos) before starting; I do have the disc from MBUSA.
One other question, the rear vent only shoots cold air, any ideas?
When I changed my filters I had plenty of SPILLED dieselâ€¦[:0]spanners - 2/12/2005 5:02 AM
It is handy if you have some clean deisel...
at the time of my response (2/15/02 1:10 PM), the Tampa, FL temperature bar in your signature was indicating 64F. That seems warm enough to me - I wish if it were that warm here (NY).jdc1244a - 2/12/2005 12:29 AM
I have weekend work, too, if it warms up on Sunday. Iâ€™m going to change the oil and filter on the 300 SE. I did the 500 SEL last weekend. Of the three engines Iâ€™ve worked on, M117, M103, and the OM617, the M117 is easiest to do an oil change.
64 F? â€“ Burrrrr! I hate winter â€“ I have to wear a shirt and sandals. naomilla - 2/12/2005 1:24 PM
at the time of my response (2/15/02 1:10 PM), the Tampa, FL temperature bar in your signature was indicating 64F. That seems warm enough to me - I wish if it were that warm here (NY).
Either your European market system is different or youâ€™ve turned the interior of your car into a furnace and youâ€™re recycling super hot air through the vents. [:0]__CA__ - 2/12/2005 2:56 PM
My rear vent was blowing hot air today with the main control set to feet, both thermostats turned up and the fan blowing on 3.