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Old 08-21-2007, 12:33 AM
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Fuel filter design change?

Needing to change the pre-filter on my 300SDL ...on-line sources as well as my local Benz dealer only have a filter whose both ends are straight...the dirty one on my car has one end with a 90 degree or L shape to it. Is this a change? Has anyone here replaced the L shaped one with the straight one? Please advise...Thankful for any replies!
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:38 AM
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FastLane shows the 90 degree end on the fuel filters for an 85 TD. Looks like it's basically the same as the straight version listed for the 87 except with the L shape.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for pointing that out.Today I put in the correct(non L shaped) filter. However,the problem remains.I was hoping the sluggish acceleration and inability to go over 65MPH could be corrected with the new filter.Guess not!Shoud I replace the spin-on filter? How is that done? Do I prime it? Again,any help is appreciated!
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:57 PM
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To replace the bolt on filter:

It is not a spin on filter. It is a bolt on filter. You have to loosen the bolt at the top to get it off. I spent a half hour on it before I found that out!

You can get the filters here or at other suppliers. The ones I have are Hengst H31WK01 (it is sitting in front of me, I am not that much of a geek)

Fill it with Diesel Purge or fuel before attaching it and you will have an easier time priming the engine when you are done.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:59 PM
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Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply! I'll give it a try.
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