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Old 11-11-2002, 05:25 PM
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Oil filter question...

Hi All,

I'm planning to do my first ever DIY oil change. I'm planning to buy the filter via the Net. My question is... Do i just need to change the filter element and respective O-rings?

There seems to be both filament only and the whole house/filament available...

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Old 11-11-2002, 06:11 PM
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On your 260E, it takes the spin-on type oil filter. You can see the top of the oil filter behind the air filter assembly.

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Old 11-11-2002, 06:16 PM
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filament?

Gilly,

************************ seems just sells the filament if so desired. Can I just replace the filament like on my 2000 VW?

They do sell the K&N spin-on type for 3x the price of the filament alone, which is OEM. Is the K&N worth the $$$$... approx. $15.

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Old 11-11-2002, 06:56 PM
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Your engine takes a spin-on oil filter that's located behind and below the air cleaner. Check Fastlane here for pictures of what it looks like or take a look at your engine bay.

To replace the filter, remove the air cleaner because it makes changing the filter easier. There are three nuts, two next to the engine and one near the street side fender. After you've removed the two nuts nearest the engine and loosened the other one, pop off the EGR hose from the air cleaner and pull up firmly on the air cleaner.

Once you've removed the air filter, carefully, clean and lube the ball and socket throttle linkages with either ATF fluid or HD silicon spray. DO NOT USE GREASE.

Unscrew the oil filter a few turns to let the oil drain out of it. If the car hasn't sat overnight, some oil may run out of the filter. Remove the old filter, lube the rubber ring on the new one with fresh oil and screw on hand tight and then turn it an additional 1/4 turn. You can also just tighten it to about 20 NM.

While you have the air cleaner off, open it up and clean out the inside and check the filter.

When reinstalling the air filter, spray HD sillicon on the rubber seal on the bottom and the EGR hose where it connects to the air cleaner. This will make it easier to get them off next time.

Again, your car uses a spin on filter.
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:14 PM
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great info

Thanks for the info... It's a good thing I didn't buy the filament... What do you think of K&N Oil Filters? Is it worth the $13 price tag? What filter do you rec?

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Old 11-11-2002, 07:40 PM
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Stick to OEM filters. Bosch, Mann, etc.

Order your filters from Fastlane or here....

http://www.***************/
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:48 PM
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Stick to OEM filters. Bosch, Mann, etc.

Order your filters from Fastlane or here....

http://www.***************/
Both places sell the Bosch and the Knecht. The Knecht is made in Austria and the Bosch is made by Champion for Bosch in North America. Champion make filters for about 100 different products. They are the ones who also make the expensive Mobil 1 filter.

I've one of each of the Bosch/Knecht and although they are somewhat different designs I doubt there is any difference in actual use.

Don't leave these filters in for more than 6 months because they are not long life filters designed for extended oil changes.
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