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Quad Air Filters?

I just changed the air filters from Green to OEM as I plan to "dry clean" the Green Air Filters and check the condition of the Air Filter Box.

I noticed this before but didn't ask the question and didn't have pix. There's another filter element (medium grey color) that is a more-or-less permanent install on top of the usual air filter, one for each side (see pix below, OEM air filter shown).

Question: Does the R171 SLK 55 AMG have essentially quad air filters? Is this also found in the 300 and 350?


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No not normally, must be a US thing for your MY
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Is it just a rectangular cavity at where the grey filter is located in other vehicles?

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Thank you Dan, Bill T, dsb for the replies. I wonder if it's just an aberration. The molded part no. on the air filter box is A112 094 00 04.
I didn't get a chance to see if the grey filter has a separate part no. printed on it or not. I'll check next time.

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Charcol filter like the 63's ?

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Not on my 2006 either.
Same here, I think and I still do believe that its some kind of 63engine like charcol filters.

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Also, never seen it in Europe.
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I have the same grey filters on my 08 as well.

Can these be clean like the green filters?
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I have the same grey filters on my 08 as well.

Can these be clean like the green filters?
They're glued on from what I can tell. I've tried a soft brush to see it it's dusty or dirty but it has been relatively clean so far.

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I guess I just leave the fliters alone then. By the way, eytu do you think if is ok or easy enough to do your own oil change for slk55? I've seen a thread for slk350, are they the same steps? Mine is gonna due soon.



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I guess I just the leave the fliters alone then. By the way, eytu do you think if is ok or easy enough to do your own oil change for slk55? I've seen a thread for slk350, are they the same steps? Mine is gonna due soon.
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I'm not that mechanically inclined to do my own oil and filter change, perhaps someone who's done them on the 55 can chime in. I'd guess the method is very similar.

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That's strange. You may want to talk to your dealer about it.
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I've seen these kinds of filters in many newer cars of other makes. My '09 Toyota Tacoma had one installed. I removed it. My guess is they have something to do with reducing emissions in some small way, maybe while the engine is cold. Anyway, that's what I've heard other folks speculate.
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I guess I just leave the fliters alone then. By the way, eytu do you think if is ok or easy enough to do your own oil change for slk55? I've seen a thread for slk350, are they the same steps? Mine is gonna due soon.



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the steps are basically the same... I'll post up pictures tomorrow night for the oil change on an SLK 55.


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