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Old 08-18-2002, 02:52 PM
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What is "Oil Filter STand Gasket? - Ordering parts for 1st oil change on 88 300SE

Getting ready to take delivery of my "new" 300SE so I wanted to have everything for the oil change. I'll order several filters and drain plug seals, but I have one question? What is the "Oil Filter Stand Gasket"? Do I have to change this every time I change the oil?

Also, any difference between the Bosch and Knecht brands of filters?

My wife can't believe how excited I am to get the car home to change the oil!

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Old 08-18-2002, 03:48 PM
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I have no idea what an oil filter stand gasket is.

You remind me of myself when I bought mine a year ago.

Don't forget to flush your radiator coolant every 3 years and replace your brake fluid every 2 years. Only use MB coolant, which is a light yellow color.
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Old 08-19-2002, 01:45 AM
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Congrats on your purchase. What chassis is the car, W126? As for oil filters, I would go with the Knecht. Nothing against Bosch, but when I think of Bosch. I think electrical parts not filters. I have ordered oil filters for my diesel from a dealer and it had both Mercedes-Benz and Knecht names on it. Another filter brand to consider would be MANN. See what is available for you car at Fastlane, and pick from there.
I don't know what a "oil filter stand gasket" is, unless they are talking about the gasket for the filter lid. Though, if you buy a oil filter "kit", it should come with any new gaskets required.
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Old 08-19-2002, 10:00 AM
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Yes, my SE is a W126. I know I'll be flxing my ignorance, but I have to be honest, what is the "filter lid" that you spoke of. I know the filter comes with a rubber gasket attached to it. Is the entire filter then enclosed in a metal cannister that you are referring to? I've seen some diesels that do that and some gas tractors as well. I didn't actually inspect the oil filter when I looked at the car. After screwing on the oil filter, is there a metal casing that screws on to cover the filter so it is not seen?
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Old 08-19-2002, 10:20 AM
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You're thinking spin on filters when you *remember* gaskets attached. The MB's use canister filters so that is why you will have to open the "lid". The filters you get for your car should have a large O-ring for the lid, a copper washer for the drain plug and an aluminum washer for the filter stem bolt. It is a somewhat old fashioned way of mounting an oil filter, but is one which works great. The best part is that at some point they mounted the filter in such a way you can change it from above rather than from below as with the 4.5.

Not sure about the filter stand gasket, but is likely the gasket at the interface of the block and filter assembly, not something you'd need to mess with.
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Old 08-19-2002, 10:55 AM
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There you go. That's exactly what I was thinking of. I didn't know they were all cartridges. I'll have to harken back to the days of my 1964 MGB!

Can someone tell me where it's located on a 1988 300SE?
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