Oil Filter for a 1994 C280
I'm a new owner of a 1994 C280, so please bear with me.
Is the oil filter located in front of the engine or somewhere at the rear of it? I did my first time oil change yesterday and unscrewed what I thought was the oil filter housing (in front) only to find a filter about an inch thick in the bottom of the housing. It was held down with a spring and a plastic shaft looking piece. It does not look anything like the canister type of oil filter I purchased. I ordered the filter from the Benz Bin website and they do not show any other filter other than the canister type about 6 inches tall. If the filter I found is not the oil filter, what is it?
Joel Bain/Sewanee Tennessee