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Old 04-15-2002, 01:35 PM
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Question Oil Filter for a 1994 C280

I'm a new owner of a 1994 C280, so please bear with me.

Is the oil filter located in front of the engine or somewhere at the rear of it? I did my first time oil change yesterday and unscrewed what I thought was the oil filter housing (in front) only to find a filter about an inch thick in the bottom of the housing. It was held down with a spring and a plastic shaft looking piece. It does not look anything like the canister type of oil filter I purchased. I ordered the filter from the Benz Bin website and they do not show any other filter other than the canister type about 6 inches tall. If the filter I found is not the oil filter, what is it?

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Old 04-15-2002, 01:59 PM
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The oil filter is located at the back of the engine. It is in a metal canister with a black plastic cap on it. Unscrew the plastic cap and then you will be able to take out the filter.
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Old 04-15-2002, 02:05 PM
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The filter you found sounds like the power steering filter. Hopefully you didn't fill the filter and resevoir with 30 weight .
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The funny thing about the oil filter location is that the dealer is the one that told me the power steering filter location was the oil filter location. I found the correct one last night. Thanks. No, I did not pour 30 weight in there.
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