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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Auto Addict, May 12, 2018.

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    Thanks for that.
     
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    Always a pleasure helping a fellow addict :rolleyes:
     
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    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.
     
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    You do know that Mercedes don’t make the parts don’t you?!

    There are aftermarket and aftermarket parts however.....
     
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    Bit steep, even if it's a proper job? (draining the TC as well).
     
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    My thoughts entirely.
     
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    £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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I think MB use Mann, could be wrong.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yup, diesel, I thought it was under the rear seats...
     
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    Here or E-Bay.

    Mann make most of the filters so ECP sell them as excellent prices
     
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    Haynes workshop manual has arrived, so here we go.
     
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    That's the air filter changed, looks like it's never been done!

    Oil and filter this afternoon.

    Cabin filter Friday.
     
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    That's the easy one
     
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    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.
     
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    Oil and filter changed, jobs a good'un.
     
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