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Old 11-05-2012, 11:40 AM
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Default Cabin Air Filter

..not the 'pair' that fit above the passenger foot-well but the one under the bonnet (hood).

There are TWO part number variants for this filter that I do know but here lies my confusion.

Checking the MANN site I though I had sussed the correct one indeed it was confirmed by MANN as correct.

So checking prices as one does I call my MB spares department and having given the chassis number I find that they are quoting the 'other' filter - which to be fair is over £7.00 cheaper.

Checking the service invoices/records I had with the car from the previous owner I find that the more expensive filter had been fitted by his MB garage which ties in with the MANN filter part number ans price (give or take a couple of £'s)

Now whilst I do not doubt that my local MB spares dept is wrong I do not want to fit the wrong one neither do I want to pay for a more expensive item if not needed - so can someone help throw light on the subject.

My car has THERMOTRONIC 4 ZONE A/C system fitted - sales code 581, whatever that might mean?
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Thanks Malcolm appreciate it. I think that the MB part number IS: -
A211 830 00 18

which equates to the MANN Filter Part: -
CUK3172/1
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310 2118300818 ACT. CARBON FILTER



310 2118301218 DUST FILTER,
Filter/circulating air

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Call me a cheapskate if you like. With the cabin air filter, I tend to shake it out onto a bit of old carpet on the floor to get rid of the trapped particles. Then I simply put it back. Saves a few quid and seems to work perfectly for me. Don't think I'd do it with an oil filter though !
PS. It's actually more a matter of banging it (dirty side down, of course) on to the carpet, if you see what I mean !

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I do the above in between the change interval so after a year. They arent expensive or hard to change, and they keep the dirt and smells out the air in the cabin so worth changing IMO.

Regarding the two different filters available I think you will find one is just a standard filter and the other more expensive one is an activated carbon filter which is obviously better.
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Call me a cheapskate if you like. With the cabin air filter, I tend to shake it out onto a bit of old carpet on the floor to get rid of the trapped particles. Then I simply put it back. Saves a few quid and seems to work perfectly for me. Don't think I'd do it with an oil filter though !
PS. It's actually more a matter of banging it (dirty side down, of course) on to the carpet, if you see what I mean !
Likewise - but after 2yrs it has gone beyond the shake an Vac state
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310 2118300818 ACT. CARBON FILTER



310 2118301218 DUST FILTER,
Filter/circulating air

Thanks Malcolm but it is not this one but the one under the bonnet I am on about - incidentally the one shown comes as a pack of two and for the thermotronic system is the first part number you quote.

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