Mercedes Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi, my name is***** long as the STP filter is not mis-packaged it should be the right filter for your SL. There were never any other part numbers for the SL filter regardless of where it was made. Look down into your filter housing and make sure that the rubber o-ring from the bottom of the old filter is not still attached to the bolt. Also look at the motor and make sure that the o-ring from the top of the filter is not still on the filter housing. If the Mercedes filter will not even fit in the canister then the filter housing must have been changed. Send me a picture of your filter canister and I will see if it looks any different than the original one. Also send me a picture of the old oil filter and the engine so I can see if anything looks different.
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