M B DOC:
What would the reasoning be for Mercedes to switch to selling what you feel to be such a cheap filter, any thoughts? I really can't think of a reason for them to switch. Well, maybe a few; more profit? Couldn't they "adjust" the price of the better filter to the same profit level? Not trying to be argumentative, it just baffles me why they would make a switch.
(Maybe they just want to sell lot's of these expensive filter wrenches