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Hi, Thanks for the quick reply.
I did notice this thread, but the pictures do not look the same, I have the 5.5 AMG V8
 

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Hi, Thanks for the quick reply.
I did notice this thread, but the pictures do not look the same, I have the 5.5 AMG V8
we have a diy for the r171 55 but where are you stuck at?

usually pop off air box and go from there

members with r172 55 will jump in
 

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Thanks for reply, name is Paul from Australia, recently purchased R172 SLK55
PS: Mine is the R172, guess these earlier pics are of an R171 engine bay?
 

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the link i posted was for r172 but not 55...for 350 200
 

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It’s quite straightforward!

Remove the air intake pipes first. Next pry up and remove the front top cover. Next pry up and remove the air box/main cover piece. With the air box removed from the car you will see the air filter housings on the back. Remove the screws to gain access to the filters. Replace filters, cleaning the air box first. Reassemble in reverse order. Simples!
 

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Thanks Col,
So the main housing assembly just pulls up? no screws no fixtures? I did try pulling this housing up but it felt extremely tight as if it was screwed down and didn't want to break anything!
Will take another look when the sun comes up!

Thanks again...appreciated.
 

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Thanks Col,
So the main housing assembly just pulls up? no screws no fixtures? I did try pulling this housing up but it felt extremely tight as if it was screwed down and didn't want to break anything!
Will take another look when the sun comes up!

Thanks again...appreciated.
Don't make me come down there to show you how to do an intro :D
 

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Just take your time and ease it up a corner at a time. From memory there are ball headed pegs moulded into the front cover and air box cover these locate in sockets on engine. They are a snug fit!
 

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you can see the things the COl is referencing here

 

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Here are the WIS instructions for Removing and Installing the Air Filter Housing and the instruction for Replacing the Air Filter Element.


The Lubricant referred to in the document Remove Install Air Filter Housing is part number (A0009890367 Sliding Fluid - Mercedes-Benz)
 

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Thanks Rooster OG, this will help, I will now be tackling this task on the weekend so will just take my time and be careful!
 
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