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Old 01-05-2003, 03:02 AM
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Swelling 300E Air Filter

Hey take a look at what has happened to my 300E Hengst air filter. The filter is about 2 or 3 months old.
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Old 01-05-2003, 03:04 AM
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Here is a closeup
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Old 01-05-2003, 06:28 AM
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the air filter looks distorted/swollen-only thing thing i could think of is would be due to water or a faulty batch of filter.
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Old 01-05-2003, 07:09 AM
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That's nothing to be worried about.

Probarly the filter housing puts a little extra pressure on it there so it gets squezed together when installed.
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Old 01-05-2003, 02:29 PM
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I was thinking the air charge was too pressurized. The fastest I have taken it is about 100 mph. I haven't tampered with the air tubes. Moisture should not be a problem because it is very dry in CA and it is usually garaged.
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:15 PM
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Did this happen to any previous air filters used in this car?

If not, you might just simply swap it out with a new one.
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:29 PM
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It has nothing to do with air being pressurized.
Your filter has been sqeezed
notning to worry about
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:53 PM
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No, I had the MB Mann in there for god knows how long and its strips were quite uniform once I removed them. I don't get what is meant by "squeezed." Installation was simple and it was pretty snug fit. It came from fastlane in great condition.
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