Is this a new filter?

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  1. dokalj

    dokalj Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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    One last photo.
     
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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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    The ones I bought when I changed the missus' Alfa were perfectly white.

    Not that I'm deliberately trying to upset you.
     
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    isn't it a pollen filter ?
     
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    HAHA, I hope MB are different.
     
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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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    Well yes! it may have helped if we knew from the start that it was an activated charcoal filter. Charcoal does tend to be a little gray / black and gritty!:)
     
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    Looks new to me
     
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    OK, so what we've learned tonight is that your garage can be trusted after all.

    :)
     
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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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    HAHAHA, so it would! :)

    Happy days!!!
     
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    I have a silly question, where is the engine filter?
     
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    What do you mean by engine filter? the air filter or oil 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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