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Old 02-23-2001, 11:44 AM
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I saw on a posting a week our so ago where someone had their
oil tested.Got back report of high silica content in oil.They where using a K&N That worried me.I pulled the air cleaner cover on my 1980.SL and saw that the intake plenum was covered with grit.I pulled the K&N and put back the stock filter.I contacted K&N.They told me to check height of filter.It was three tenths to short.I let them know.I have not heard another word.I have used these filters for many years,always with good luck.Not on the SL.I reccomend checking to see if grit is getting by the filter.Michael
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Old 02-23-2001, 04:01 PM
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Poor SL

My W124030 has had a K&N filter since new. It now has 171,300 miles.
In removing the top of the OEM housing I find nothing larger than small sparrows.
There ofcourse is no grit.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
Donald, El Cheapo
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Old 02-23-2001, 08:05 PM
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Donald not even a wren our two.
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Old 02-26-2001, 12:35 AM
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michael

That's one for you, a wren or two!
My K&N may have pups in such case I'll give you the pick of the litter.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
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Old 02-26-2001, 11:20 AM
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Donald good to hear from you.Today I recieved a new filter from K&N.No charge,The new one is four tenths of an inch taller.That should take care of the sealing.All the best to you.Michael
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Old 02-26-2001, 11:39 AM
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Best Place

Where is the best place to buy a K&N Filter?

Richard
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Old 02-26-2001, 11:58 AM
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Richard the best place to buy it is on this site .If they have it.Good luck.Michael
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Old 02-26-2001, 12:05 PM
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I would love to get a K&N filter, but I can't find one anywhere.
The car is a 1989 300se (UK).
If anybody knows where I can get one from, please tell me!!

Thanks
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-26-2001, 07:55 PM
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Oliver,

If the partsshop cannot get it, then try, http://www.autobarn.com. They have a K&N filter for your car.

Part number is E-2867
Height - 3.25"
ID - 13"
OD - 14.75"

This is for a sedan and am not sure if there is any difference for it being UK. Buy locally if possible, otherwise, give them a try.

Take care,
Brian W.
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Old 02-27-2001, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Brian, I e-mailed K&N, I have asked i they can try and locate a dealer for me in the UK.
What kind of performance increase can be expected?

Thanks again
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-27-2001, 01:09 PM
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OliverP

You addressed Brian, but I can reply as to the success I've had with K&N filters in other makes of cars as well as my 1987 300E.
Everything advertised.
The least expensive performance increase that can be had.
Don't tell anyone you are using a K&N Filter for there are those who have done their own testing and find the K&N Filter to be inferior in filtering the intake air.
Discount the manufacturers who OEM K&N Filters.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
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Old 02-27-2001, 01:14 PM
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OOOOHHHHHH!!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these!!

Thanks Donald!
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-27-2001, 10:45 PM
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Oliver, where in the UK are you?
While with General Motors Engineering Staff, I was assigned to VM at Luton in the Midlands.
I lived in Ketterring in a little semi-detached.
I truely loved the Midlands.
Let me hear where you live and what you do in The UK.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
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Old 02-28-2001, 07:49 AM
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Donald,

I live in Birmingham in the Midlands, in a place called Moseley. I work for Jungle.com selling computer and home entertainment equpiment.
Have you ever been to Birmingham?
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---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather

---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather
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Old 02-28-2001, 09:50 AM
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Oliverp

Oh yes I've been to Birmingham.
As I remember it was an Industrial City, a lot of air polution during the '70s.
There was a large population of middle-easterners.
But you living in Moseley you should experience the poor air.
Oh well we have our Industriel Cities as well; even though they have been cleaned up.
Happy Trails Pip Pip from Houston!!!
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