Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2000, 12:46 AM
Larry D
Posts: n/a
Getting tired of changing the canister-type oil filter on my '76 240D. Quite a mess to clean the whole thing up every time, plus lately the center bolt tried to thread itself into one of the other holes in the receiver. (It's a blind shot to re-install, lying on my back with arm extended over shoulder.) Of course, the canister didn't seat and we reenacted the Exxon Valdes in my driveway at startup...

Is there a practical conversion to use a more modern spin-on type filter? If so, is it less painful to change, and are the filters equally effective?

Thanks any and all...

Larry D
'76 240D @120k
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2000, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Indpls.,IN. USA
Posts: 84
I've never seen a spin-on filter setup in 25 years of working on MB diesels. However Earl's sells a remote kit that installs on the inner fender. I've seen these on Volvo turbos where changing filters makes a mess. You would have to remove the filter adaptor and have the holes tapped to accept plumbing fittings that would adapt to their kit. It sounds involved but it really should not be a big deal and after that what a relief to not go thru that mess that I'm more than a little familiar with. Good luck! Give us a shout if your successful.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UPDATE - 560SEL Oil Pressure - SUCCESS!! moedip Tech Help 5 10-06-2008 06:48 PM
Demystifying Oil - General high-level info about oil haasman Tech Help 6 04-21-2004 02:28 AM
85 300D. Sudden oil loss (7.5qts) after fuel filter change out---Why? Carrameow Diesel Discussion 1 04-03-2004 09:54 PM
oil change wyoo Tech Help 41 03-26-2002 07:17 PM
Oil Change Frequency mrbroche Tech Help 34 05-31-2001 11:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page