Pleats are no bueno. I had a free service coupon for a reputable shop very near my home. This fellow has done work for me on any non-MB vehicles I've owned. So I took in my '08 CLK 350 for a service and I had all the correct filters in the front seat. When I walked over to pick up the car, the oil filter was still on the front seat. Dude told me they had one of the correct oil filters in back so he used it so I could save mine. Fast forward to the next service due and I took it over to my normal guy (MB Motors) and when he went to take the oil filter out it had discinigrated into various chunks of pleated schmutz. It was nasty. I saved all the chunks in a zip lock bag and took it over to the other shop. Got a heartfelt apology from the guy by my house and he told me he "owes me".
Bob R On Jun 8, 2015 10:14 AM, "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" <email@example.com> wrote: > Yeah, what little I found around the inter web suggests that the pleated > paper filters aren't up for the change intervals and as a result the media > breaks down and fails. Also saw some comments about the fleece, particulate > size, and compatibility with synthetic oils. Interesting. > > I'll continue to go through the menus, but I seem to recall reading > something about certain (reset) button presses when starting the car that > take you into a diagnostic menu that lets you see engine parameters. I'll > post something when I find it. > > Thanks! This was a real easy car the Martha, as it was in good shape when > I got it. > > Dan/Martha > > Sent from my iPad > > > On Jun 8, 2015, at 11:46 AM, clay via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > > > I think the fleece is the real deal and the pleats are not going to do > the job as needed. It looks like the pressure exerted on the old filter > was enough to crush it. > > I have not been able to find an oil pressure in the drop down menu. > Maybe you can suck it out with a code reader? > > > > Your Marthaing is very nice. > > > > clay > > > >> On Jun 7, 2015, at 8:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > >> > >> Did the “A” service on the S430 today. It was due in a couple thousand > miles, so I figured I would get ahead of the curve and do it. Some things > I encountered I have questions about since this is my first W220 car: > >> > >> The oil filter that was in the car was a pleated type made in Poland. > No manufacturer’s name or logo on it. Hmm. Are the pleated filters > acceptable as opposed to the fleece? > >> > >> The fleece (Mann) filter I got had all the “O” rings with it. I had > one left over, a big one, maybe an inch in diameter. There was another one > this size on the oil filter “tube” where the “tube” was larger in > diameter. I couldn’t find any others of the same size. There were two > smaller ones near the bottom of the “tube”. Did I miss something? > >> > >> I don’t like the lack of an oil pressure gauge. I think there s a way > to get the display to show oil pressure that I saw while researching the > car. I’ll have to find it. > >> > >> Still working on "Marthaing" the engine compartment. The engine is > almost done, then I have to move out to the tops of the fenders. Looking > better every day. > >> > >> Cabin filters were a piece of cake to replace. The ones that were in > the car were pretty nasty. > >> > >> Pictures of everything here if you want to look at them: > >> > >> > https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l4ros9hn1jjkxpy/AAA1EefYAD6Vk8driRyd1mSva?dl=0 > >> > >> Dan > >> _______________________________________ > >> http://www.okiebenz.com > >> > >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > >> > >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > > _______________________________________ > > http://www.okiebenz.com > > > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com