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Quickie question for you do-it-yourself-improvement-wrench guys. I'm thinking about picking up a couple of those green air filters from the shop. My questions are ( and based on total mb and amg ignorance) are they going to give an improvement over the stock amg, 030 package breathing? I know better than to expect more than a 1-2hp increase; I'm actually hoping to help the car breathe a little better an increase gas mileage. The simple fact is, I have no idea what the stock air filters are like, and I havent bothered to even crack open the intakes yet. So, if any of you gurus out there could post me some info ( and maybe dyno numbers and gas comsumption figures) I would sure greatly appreciate it! Are the greens really worth it?
Just an FYI; about a half hour after I got my '00 Mustang GT, the first thing I did was drop in a K&N. I just don't know what I have in the boxes right now - and you guys probably do.
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fyi

oh yeah....


I DO PROMISE to post some pix once i figure out this stupid lil camera.

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Thanks to FishTailnZ, there are dyno numbers with OEM air filters compared to the Green Air Filters. Link: http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/4034-so-what-green-filter-worth-powerwise-find-out-inside.html

I've used the Green Air Filters on the prior 280 and the average fuel consumption improvement is about 2 mpg (combined city and highway). I am not able to compare on the 55 as I've installed the Green Air Filter within a week of taking delivery. (Bill T noticed about the same savings in his prior 55). On todays SoCal Winery Run, the 55 showed a consumption of 20.7 mpg over 262 miles (over half of these were "spirited" miles).
 

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And the green filters sound better. Your exhaust notes will be a little throatier.
 

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Quickie question for you do-it-yourself-improvement-wrench guys. I'm thinking about picking up a couple of those green air filters from the shop. My questions are ( and based on total Mercedes Benz and amg ignorance) are they going to give an improvement over the stock amg, 030 package breathing? I know better than to expect more than a 1-2hp increase; I'm actually hoping to help the car breathe a little better an increase gas mileage. The simple fact is, I have no idea what the stock air filters are like, and I havent bothered to even crack open the intakes yet. So, if any of you gurus out there could post me some info ( and maybe dyno numbers and gas comsumption figures) I would sure greatly appreciate it! Are the greens really worth it?
Just an FYI; about a half hour after I got my '00 Mustang GT, the first thing I did was drop in a K&N. I just don't know what I have in the boxes right now - and you guys probably do.
thx in advance
-Jumper

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Here is my installation thread on greens.

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/1561-green-filter-install.html

The OEM filters is made of flimsy paper.



The greens are made of cotton.



Fishtallin got some hp increase with his, so I'd assume you'll get some with yours. It sounds a little throatier and gives an additional 2mpg. Can't argue with that. Get it, it's a no-brainer
 

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And buy them here on the site through the SLKWorld store. It helps support the site a bit.
 

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I beleive they dynoed for around 9 hp in peak gains which is quiet good, Its worth it for the sound as its one of the first things I noticed.
 

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Yup, I saw a peak increase of 9hp/11tq on the dyno. But those numbers were pretty well right across the rev range, not just in a narrow band - a very worthwhile improvement for very little change IMO.
 

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Thanx-

Thanx a bunch guys. Sure do appreciate the help, and also the "how to". I gotta say that I'm pretty surprised at the amount of power gained. I really didn't expect that much.

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??

Seems like everytime I log in and try to purchase these filters that they are out of stock!!??!! What gives?

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Seems like everytime I log in and try to purchase these filters that they are out of stock!!??!! What gives?

-Jumper
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PM Bill T. :)
 

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Last set sold today and my stock order should be here by Monday according to my tracking number. I have added the stock order to the store
Any filters ordered over the week end will ship Monday afternoon

What Can I say but they sell out fast or they sit on the shelf for weeks then sell out
HA! Figures right? Ok, as soon as you get a set in - I'll try and check during the early part of this coming week; I'll order a set.

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:td:Even though I had a recent incident with an oil change at my MB dealer, I wouldn't trust my car to Jiffy lube. To maintain your warranty, you'll want to maintain the service schedule through the MB dealer. I would find a trusted mechanic to do out of cycle oil changes, etc.
 

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Thank you Dan...Dan. would I void my warranty if I had my 20,000 mile oil change done at jiffy lube? i imagine I could ask them to put in the green filters.
PorschetoBenz, where are you located? If you're in SoCal, I could show you how to replace the air filters.

As -1- stated, I would rather have MB do it (oil change) if it's still under warranty. If not as Dan stated, a trusted indy (independent garage).
 
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I'm not sure exactly what jiffy lube is? i take it they are a chain of garages with no particular brand affiliation.

I would avoid places like that, i meant as Eddy said an independent Mercedes garage and a good one is vital nothing back street.

For your warranty the service must be done to factory standard that does not mean a dealer has to do the work (as many have proven they cannot even approach the factory way of doing things) but the shop that does should be correctly trained by Merc and correctly tooled to perform the work, they will then stamp the service book for you.

Wherever you get the work done always double check the fluid levels and that all caps and covers are closed before driving off.

To be perfectly honest with you are you really not able to do this yourself? We are literally talking pulling the airbox off of the engine and loosening a few screws, you could then take your car to the dealer with instructions to leave the filters alone.
 
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