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Old 05-15-2019, 10:34 AM
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W213 E Class Cabin Air Filter

For those of us who change our own filters a word of caution. I had a W212 E350 before buying a 2019 E300 W213 and it was time to change out the cabin air filter. While it's not impossible it's far from easy the way it was on my W212 2010 E350. There is a lot of muscle that goes into the process and it's very difficult to remove the old one let alone replace it with a new one. I thought it would be a snap, not so! There is a lot of twisting and turning of the carpeting and be forewarned, they changed the part number of the filter as well as a bit of the design so that there are no longer two alignment holes at the top of the filter
so you've just got to force it in the tiny filter holder and putting the filter holder at the bottom of the filter is a real bear to get it in. Good luck to all.
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Thanks for the advice. I always changed my cabin air filter myself on our W211 but I may have the dealer do it on the W213.
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It isn't that difficult to replace the combination filter in the W213. Follow these step by step instructions. A service provider will charge close to $100 to replace that $20 part that you can replace in a few minutes. OTOH I don't do any work on my car other than washing it because I'm close to 80 and my bender doesn't work very well.
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Believe me Iím very much a DIY type but even this job which used to be so easy isnít anymore, itís a bear!
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My 2006 Lexus SC 430 had it the filter in the glove box where it was easily accessible. Non of this nonsense pulling down carpet, etc.
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My 2006 Lexus SC 430 had it the filter in the glove box where it was easily accessible. Non of this nonsense pulling down carpet, etc.
So buy another Lexus and pray you never need the air bag to work. Mercedes-Benz doesnít seem to have those problems.
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It isn't that difficult to replace the combination filter in the W213. Follow these step by step instructions. A service provider will charge close to $100 to replace that $20 part that you can replace in a few minutes.
On a paper it may seem like it takes a few minutes, in reality by someone who has never done it in W213, its an hour (than a trip to a chiropractor). Genuine interior combination filter part is $50+(not $20). Let dealer do labor with genuine part bought on-line.
BTW, $20+ is genuine dust filter installed from the engine bay that does take only a couple of minutes(identical to W166 ML/GLE X166 GL/GLS X253 GLC) that anyone can do.
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The MB filter is made by Mann. $50 from MB and $17 from Mann. My neighbor's teenage son changed the combination filter for me in less than half an hour. You are right that the engine compartment air filter can be changed in a couple of minutes.
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The MB filter is made by Mann. $50 from MB and $17 from Mann. My neighbor's teenage son changed the combination filter for me in less than half an hour. You are right that the engine compartment air filter can be changed in a couple of minutes.
Can you provide a source that its made by MANN and more importantly can be bought for $17? The reason I'm saying this is that unlike all/most other filters made by MANN for MB, this filter does not have MANN stamp nor MANN P/N:
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What is the service interval for changing the cabin filter? Is it based on miles or time?
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MB requires every 20,000 miles/2-years whichever comes first. I suggest checking annually. Interior combination filter OEM part # 2058350147 & engine compartment dust filter 1668300218. See attachments.

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Dust filter is inexpensive and is an easy DIY, so even every 10K/1Y is OK. Interior filter on the other hand is a major DIY pain (IMHO) to do every 2 years (or $180+ at a dealer) and IMHO is OK every 30K/3Y (unless car is operated in very dusty conditions) as long as dreaded smell (prevailing in MB's SUVs) is not noticeable.
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I purchased a Mann CUK 26 023 (MB A 205 835 01 47) locally for $17 + tax. It may have been a closeout because it is no longer stocked. It was superseded by 205-835-01-47-64 that sells for $45 to $50 (genuine MB).
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So changing engine air filters is just a question of popping off the engine cover and opening the air boxes? If so sounds pretty simple I might check mine and tap them out. I bought the 3 year maintenance contract but got duped into thinking it was a mercedes one when it's really a car nation one that they don't replace hardly anything with. I'm gonna have to step up to the plate and do a bunch of stuff myself like wipers and air filters. Cabin filter I'll get done by a indy place called German Motors here in R.I. I really want to drive my wagon well over 100K miles so gotta take care of it.
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Originally Posted by 2012 merc amg View Post
So changing engine air filters is just a question of popping off the engine cover and opening the air boxes?
The "DIY "difficulty" of changing engine air filters (not to be confused with dust filter which is accessed from under the hood) is in between changing cabin filter and dust filter. Have done it on non-turbo V6s and TT V8s many times. Make sure engine is cold before doing it, however based on info provided in your many earlier posts, I would leave it to someone else to do and DIY dust filter changes and the likes.

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The "DIY "difficulty" of changing engine air filters (not to be confused with dust filter which is accessed from under the hood) is in between changing cabin filter and dust filter. Have done it on non-turbo V6s and TT V8s many times. Make sure engine is cold before doing it, however based on info provided in your many earlier posts, I would leave it to someone else to do and DIY dust filter changes and the likes.
Why because I'm useless and disabled? In reality I'm a good mechanic, I can fix just about anything as long as it does not require standing up and the air filter I probably could do sitting down. I started out when I was a kid working a Ford dealer as a mechanic in the early 70's, then went to tech school, then owned a ten minute oil change place for 20 years. If anyone is qualified to change a air filter I am.
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Awww I see now, I just looked at some of your previous posts, you work for Auto Nation.
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I can fix just about anything as long as it does not require standing up and the air filter I probably could do sitting down.
It is both standing up and bending forward job. (I suppose that if someone has 7ft long arms, then it possible sitting down, I just never met someone like that yet).

And no, I do not work for Autonation (if the post was referenced to me).
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I'm sure I can handle changing the air filters or for that matter even the cabin filter if I wanted to take the time. It's a shame though that I payed Autonation $1300.00 for something that is pretty much useless having sales there make me think it was a Mercedes service contract. Ya, I'm pretty sure you work for Mercedes Sarasota or have some form of connection with them based on your previous posts.
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Ya, I'm pretty sure you work for Mercedes Sarasota or have some form of connection with them based on your previous posts.
Could please direct me to those posts that "made" you assume (actually made you sure) of the above?
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Above is a good video on how to change TT V6 engine air filters. I would bet a Brooklyn bridge, its not possible sitting down.
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This thread https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w...-mercedes.html You really question my integrity in this thread. I'd brought my car in for the 10K miles service and they did not change the oil and missed 2 bent rims and a bad tire. I brought it back and they straightened out the rims at 100 dollars off a rim and apologized for missing the bad tire. I do know they did not change the oil either, they denied and said the oil was changed but they would do it again and when I picked the car up they indeed had changed the oil the second time around. I had one of the leading quick lube businesses in Rhode Island, I know what I'm talking about when it comes to car service. I know a lot about oil, filters, that sort of thing. They knew at Auto Nation they had messed with the wrong guy when I was onto them. They come across as nice people but behind the scenes they are taking advantage of people, I guess that goes on at a lot of dealers these days, this is the reason I'm really taking things into my own hands and verifying things are done or even doing them myself if need be, at least this way I know my car is being properly serviced.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Go4WqlMdk

Above is a good video on how to change TT V6 engine air filters. I would bet a Brooklyn bridge, its not possible sitting down.
Thanks for posting this video, I can easily do that myself. It really convinces me that these days if you're going to keep a car long term you have to do things like this yourself as you can't count on the dealers to take the time and do it right or maybe not do it at all and end up with dirt caked filters after 50K miles or so of not being changed. I'll check these filters myself every 10K miles and vacuum out the compartments and replace as needed.

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This thread https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w...-mercedes.html You really question my integrity in this thread. I'd brought my car in for the 10K miles service and they did not change the oil and missed 2 bent rims and a bad tire. I brought it back and they straightened out the rims at 100 dollars off a rim and apologized for missing the bad tire. I do know they did not change the oil either, they denied and said the oil was changed but they would do it again and when I picked the car up they indeed had changed the oil the second time around. I had one of the leading quick lube businesses in Rhode Island, I know what I'm talking about when it comes to car service. I know a lot about oil, filters, that sort of thing. They knew at Auto Nation they had messed with the wrong guy when I was onto them. They come across as nice people but behind the scenes they are taking advantage of people, I guess that goes on at a lot of dealers these days, this is the reason I'm really taking things into my own hands and verifying things are done or even doing them myself if need be, at least this way I know my car is being properly serviced.
So my post in that thread, post number 14, convinced you that I'm working for Autonation or am affiliated somehow with MB of Sarasota? With all due respect, you need to check your head first. Why? Because the first time we conversed on these boards in late November of last year, was me asking you in which dealership you got 12% off on your wagon. If I was "working" for them or had some kind of "affiliation", would I have asked?
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I was pretty upset in that post I did about my service experience, I just could not figure out as to why you were defending them so much. Thats all. I did go back to edit that post about my service experience at the time as they made good on their mistakes, I just really question as to whether it really was a mistake they made or a plan that they do with a lot of customers. It makes me wonder too relating to this thread with Cabin filters how many people pay to have it changed and it is not really changed at all especially being as labor intensive as it is? Lots of shady things go on these days.

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