Hi all, Small problem: I've removed the oil filter cap (with filter element attached) from my C250TD (1999, saloon) but i now can't get the actual filter element out of the cap - i've tried pulling it, twisting (unscrewing) whilst pulling - everything I can think of but the damn thing wont come out. If I pull the filter whilst holding the cap it moves a bit but then stops, and will easily push back into the cap. Repeating this pulling process the filter element comes out to the exact same point, but no further! According to the Haynes the filter element should just simply come out but it wont come out for me and i dont wanna break anything! I've uploaded two images of the filter (still in cap) for clarity. Any help would be much appreciated - i've only just bought the merc and i'm only used to canister type oil filters on my Mondeo which is easy enough to do. Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!!