Broken oil filter housing spindle 2012 w204 C200 (m271)

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Dec 4, 2023
Cape Town
2012 W204 C200
Hi all,

I have a 2012 w204 C200.

I managed to break the spindle on the oil filter housing cap that holds the oil filter in place while doing a service. I now have some small pieces of plastic that are unaccounted for.

I unfortunately did not notice that it broke initially and have run the engine. After running for about a minute it started to run a bit rough so I turned off. Went back through my steps and found the broken oil filter spindle..

I’ve since tried flushing the oil but have had no luck finding any of the plastic bits. I’m going to have to assume there are about 5 little pieces about 5mm in length in there somewhere.

Has anyone had any experience with this issue before and if so any idea what the next steps to take ought to be?

Thanks in advance, holding thumbs.. and eagerly awaiting your response.

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