Step 7 amended as you suggested:Just did mine in half an hour. Thanks for the pictorial tutorial, it made the job much easier. I did have trouble getting my filter in, there didn't seem to be a well-defined slot for it, but I finally figured it out. I bought a $18 after market filter which was near identical to the OEM, it definitely had charcoal in it. About the only difference I could tell was the sides were slightly less rigid, the oem felt like it may have had some aluminum burried in the sides to make it a little more rigid and, perhaps, that is why mine was a bit of a struggle. Also, thanks for mentioning to leak check it, mine was blowing some hot air out the back, I undid the latches and re-positioned the filter and it was leak free on the second attempt. The hardest part was figuring out how to remove the cigarette lighter cable, it looked like you needed to pull it sideways, when all the time, you just tug straight down. You may want to add that to your comments in your tutorial, it would have saved me ten minutes. Thanks again, a great post !
I don't know what the cost would be, however, you could easily do all this yourself in about 2 to 3 hours. The Engine Air Filters are a ten minute job and there are a few youtube videos on how to do it. Even if you're not very mechanical, this may be a fairly easy task to attempt and build some confidence with. Just a friendly suggestion, perhaps your more than capable and are just taking it in for convenience. Best of luck with your carWell I guess I am in for a big shot tomorrow my slk 320 2004 goes in for oil change oil filter Air Filter and also cabin air filter at the
M-B dealership? Any ideas on the cost?