Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Auto Addict, May 12, 2018.
Thanks for that.
Always a pleasure helping a fellow addict
Pity about non response from ACMS. I use them for anything I can't do or if I don't want to do a particular job. Their actual workmanship is pretty good and there aren't many other local places I'd take my car to really.
You do know that Mercedes don’t make the parts don’t you?!
There are aftermarket and aftermarket parts however.....
Bit steep, even if it's a proper job? (draining the TC as well).
My thoughts entirely.
£300 is about right to drop the pan replace the filter and pilot bush and drain the TC, refill will take almost 8 litres of ATF so not a small job and a lift out of action for 2-3 hours
Right, oil/filter change, air filter change no problem.
Cabin filter change, fiddley but still within my capabilities.
Fuel filter and ATF change - too old now, Oh to be 20 years younger.
Monarch have quoted £119 for a fuel filter change.
I get all my genuine parts off mb dealers on ebay.
That said I bought a genuine fuel filter a few weeks back. But then I found out who actually made it, and the manufacturer's part number, and could have got it a tenner cheaper, the exact same part just without an MB logo.
I think MB use Mann, could be wrong.
Is yours diesel? I did mine on a 646 diesel engine, the filter is on top. I fitted the new one then used a suction pump to pull fuel through it from the tank. It was fairly easy.
That said, it is a smelly job even if you're careful so next time I might let someone else do it. Fuel filter was only 30 quid.
There is a really good site here with DIY articles, I've found it really useful:
Yup, diesel, I thought it was under the rear seats...
Thanks, yes I've been studying that site.
Here or E-Bay.
Mann make most of the filters so ECP sell them as excellent prices
Haynes workshop manual has arrived, so here we go.
That's the air filter changed, looks like it's never been done!
Oil and filter this afternoon.
Cabin filter Friday.
That's the easy one
Interestingly when I was looking 18 months ago there wasnt a Haynes for the W204. Now there is. And I've just ordered one. Even if I don't use it that much I still like reading them.
Oil and filter changed, jobs a good'un.
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