Is this a new filter?

dokalj

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Hi all,

I hope everyone is well.

Is this a new dust filter?

It had a slight dusty feel when touched, If I put my fingers in the grooves it is not squeeky clean.

Mileage is around 13 miles since fitted.

I am leanning towards it being a new filter.

Kind Regards

dokalj
 
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It looks pretty well used to me and not what I would expect in 13 miles of use. Have you compared it to a new one from a box?
 

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Don't they have charcoal as an active ingredient, hence the black bits ?

I pulled a 3 year old filter out of my Audi and it was totally black on one side.

Have you checked the manufacture date on the filter ? Usually gives the game away..
 

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HAHAHA, I didn't know it was an active charcoal filter, sorry everyone! Mercedes just call it a dust filter.

I just had a major B.
 
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I have a silly question, where is the engine filter?
 
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On my other cars that both have Air con, there is an interior cabin filter, engine filter and oil filter.

Also, I took the filter out tonight and just to confirm the fitting should the air flow arrows be pointing towards me?

Kind Regards

dokalj
 

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I have recently fitted new dust filters (also called pollen filters) to the E430 and they looked exactly like the ones in the photos ... a grey colour.
The ones they replaced were black ... Not because they were particularly-dirty, but black was obviously their original colour.
 

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