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Old 12-20-2003, 11:27 PM
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%#)(%&*$ FRAM filter...

Dad took his 190E 2.6 to a small shop in his rural town for some service. They did an oil change and used a Fram filter.

He arrived yesterday and we took his car for a drive. Cripes, the oil pressure was near zero at idle and barely hitting 2 bar when loaded.

On a hunch, I checked the filter. Sure enough, orange garbage. I happened to have a filter from way back when I had the car, so I quickly swapped the Fram off for an OE filter.

Pressure back to normal.

Anyone wonder why you don't buy cheap junk oil filters?
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K
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