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So I FINALLY found a oil filter cap that fits on my car. Mercedes was back ordered for a week and I tried 3 stores before going into "Part Source" and told them I'd take every kind of oil filter wrench they have in the store. They had 9 different sizes. I said I could buy them all right now and then come back in to return them and waste lots of time or they could let me walk out the door with them all and come back in without a hassle. Good people at Part Source. So I left with a $5.99 filter wrench cap that fits like a glove.

So I changed my oil already the other day and have been running the car. It was getting dirty and didn't know why. Figured that it would be ok cause the filter is on top and would just change it out as soon as I found the cap.

Well do me in the poo hole sideways! Look at the state of the oil filter that I just took out!!!!!

Basically non existent with a hole in the side of it. Part of the inside plastic was busted off and floating around in the filter chamber. :tazz:
 

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The previous owner should be hung.. period. People are well known for not taking care of their things.. we learn that first hand when trying to do diy or maintenance to our cars.

THAT is really sad..good thing you found your girl. The question now is-god only KNOWS what the other filters look like.. *shudders*
 

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I contacted PO. He isnt too happy about it either. Says that he was getting it done regularly if he isnt full of crap. The air filter was pretty gross too. Oil was black.

My concern is what kind of internal damage its done. Runs very well still though despite having 225,000 km on it.
 

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Don't bother contacting the PO any more, it isn't his problem [and if it's a friend or family especially let it go]. She's yours now.. clean that girl up and make her shine ;)
 

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Good question. A little hard to tell if any little bits are still missing but it looks like most of it came out in just 2 pieces. Thanks for asking.
 

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I think I made a mistake, I have gone away for about 9 months now, and it has been in storage this whole time, anyone know what I should do when I get back to her?
 
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