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#312906 - 01/28/03 01:57 AM SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
I did try the "search" feature but could not get any hit vis'-a-vis' availability for a SuperTech application for a '91 Mercedes 420SEL (canister type): does anyone know if one is available? The WalMart.com site has nothing automotive on it.

Thanks in advance for your consideration! [Duh!]

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#312907 - 01/28/03 03:04 AM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 13581
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Well think about how many people would go to Wally World for a Mercedes filter. [Smile]

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#312908 - 01/28/03 03:08 AM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
Well, maybe for a dozen?

How do you think we can afford our toys if we don't spend our $ wisely? [Cheers!]

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#312909 - 01/28/03 04:17 AM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19275
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Even when I'm rich enough to afford a Mercedes, I'll still go to Walmart! It's my weekly ritual to hit Walmart every Saturday morning! I get there early to avoid the crazies though! [Big Grin]

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#312910 - 01/28/03 04:58 AM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
GROUCHO MARX Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 11410
Loc: The Sandhills of NewYorkistan
Patman,

Me too! [Cheers!]

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#312911 - 01/28/03 06:03 AM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
vvk Offline


Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 480
Loc: Philadelphia
Sorry, no SuperTech for you [Razz]

You are lucky, though, as you can get the excellent Hengst filter for under $5. Why even bother if the best quality is available so cheaply?! [I dont know]

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#312912 - 01/28/03 05:27 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
Lucky me! Unfortunately the only posting on the entire Oil Filter Forum that mentions HENGST is your posting.

I've been using the Purolator Plus (made in India)since it is about the only one commonly available. Fram has a part number but I've notr seen it in the stores. Any other good options? [Confused]

Where can I get HENGST at your <$5 price, please? [Cheers!]

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#312913 - 01/28/03 05:43 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
G-MAN Offline


Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 8854
Loc: SC
As others have said, you won't find a filter to fit this car at Wal-Mart. However, you probably will at your local NAPA auto parts store. Twenty years ago, I had a Mercedes 240D that used a huge cartridge filter that was a combination full-flow and bypass filter and NAPA stocked a filter to fit it. (NAPA filters are made by Wix, and they are good filters.)

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#312914 - 01/28/03 05:52 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
Wix is considered an upgrade compared to the Purolator Plus? [I dont know]

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#312915 - 01/28/03 06:10 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
G-MAN Offline


Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 8854
Loc: SC
quote:
Originally posted by Norm Olt:
Wix is considered an upgrade compared to the Purolator Plus? [I dont know]

Given that some Purolator Plus filters are now being made with cardboard end caps (like Fram), I'd have to answer YES to your question.

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#312916 - 01/28/03 06:17 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19275
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Based on the flow numbers given (which I admit may or may not be comparable) I would say the Wix is definitely a step up. Most Purolators are rated at 3-7GPM while the Wix is 11-13GPM.

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#312917 - 01/28/03 06:37 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
quote:
Originally posted by G-Man II:
...Twenty years ago, I had a Mercedes 240D that used a huge cartridge filter that was a combination full-flow and bypass filter...

Hee, hee, hee... THAT brought back memories! My only foray into Mercedes ownership was with a used '75 300D with a similar (same?) setup. On the first oil and filter change I did on that beast, I got so enraged trying to hold the #%&@ed housing against the spring tension while trying to start the threads of the #%&@ed center bolt that I slammed it down on the concrete driveway with enough force to chip the concrete. Amazingly the housing didn't dent, even though it impacted on its lip. Proof that whoever engineered the housing gave thought to the anger that would ensue among owners too cheap to take the car to a Mercedes dealer for routine maintenance. (Successfully changing out a canister-type oil filter should be the final test for anyone completing an anger management course...) I've wondered since then whether Mercedes -ever- entered the 20th or 21st centuries with a spin-on oil filter on any of their automobile engines. Anyone?

-Ray Haeffele

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#312918 - 01/28/03 07:00 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
I kinda' like the canister at the top of the engine: you can easily see what the filter is trapping and there is little mess if you are careful. Re:MB's engineering, I know for a fact they used a spin-on filter as early as '88 on the 300SE... Mounted upside down at an angle so it only drips about half its capacity on the ground! [Eek!]

My '86 Legend used a canister type filter but it was a part of the oil cooler system which alledgedly came from their racing division: they went to a spin-on about 1988 for "cost reasons", I was informed by the service manager at the dealership that it was because the oil temp wasn't getting too high even with the cooler device bypassed. I think even the NSX uses a spin on.

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#312919 - 01/28/03 07:06 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Mike_dup1 Offline


Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 3011
Loc: USA-Michigan
Hasting = LF178
K& N = E-2872
AC Delco = PF962
Baldwin = P125
Pennzoil = PZ43
Wix = 51398

I found all this information on the web by cross referencing to the Purolator L20011 which thier website returns for you car.

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#312920 - 01/28/03 07:11 PM Re: SuperTech & Mercedes
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
Thanks, Mike! [HAIL 2 U!]

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