@#$%^!~!!!! I just changed the oil on my 240D 1983 Diesel! I noticed too late, that the Mercedes Filter is 3 inches taller than the FRAM CH37806, though the same style and Design.
It just dawned on me that the Filter should mate with the Canister Lid? Is that why the MERCEDES Oil Filter is a good 3" taller than the FRAM?
I wanted to drive the car to work tomorrow, but I can't until I figure this out!