722.6 gearbox filter: hole in plastic

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by 91dm, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. 91dm

    91dm Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    I was just about to change the gearbox oil and filter in my ML270 and noticed the replacement filter housing has a small hole in the casing.

    Looking for advice on whether this is still ok to use, will it allow oil pass the filter part?

    Thanks

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  2. yojay

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    I've just had the filter changed in mine. Considering the part is around £16 from MB is it really worth risking it? I'd be worried about where that bit of plastic will go. Sending it floating around the gearbox channels does not sound good!
     
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    91dm

    91dm Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They are sending me a replacement filter, just means waiting a week or two for it.

    It looks more like a bad mold rather than broken. It's definitely worth checking all 'new' parts before fitting!
     

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