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Old 05-12-2002, 02:57 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596

I just went through the same issue. I thought I got the wrong filter as it was about half the length and a little smaller in diameter. The old ones were black and the new ones are blue. I actually returned it, as I bought it in a bundle with filters for all my other cars and thought it was an extra or something. When I went to change the oil on my 1988 300E, I couln't find the filter. So I went back to the dealer and found out the one I returned was the new filter. I put it on today and the thing fits, the seal seals and apparently the filter is doing its job. Maybe the oil that spills out when you change them will be less next time. Good Luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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