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Started by BCK1963, 28 August 2023, 05:35 AM

BCK1963

Hello,

apparently oil filters for 6.9 are running out. I learned in a german forum that MB  still has a stock of appr. 7000 items. Aftermarket filters of Hengst are NLA, I couldn't track any other so MB seems to remain the only source in Germany.  Maybe other countries have different sources?!

I have bought 3 and now have a total of 4 in stock. I make appr. 1500 km per year, very few short distance trips with cold engine, and do an oil lube every second year. If I change the filter every second oil lube I can cover 20 years. Being 60, that's fine with me.

I jokingly asked at MB if they have a 'Buy 3 and get one free' or similar offer. The guy smiled and said 'No, but I can give you 10 %', and he did.   8)
 
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9   Magnetit blue

raueda1

Thanks for the info.  I'm got several on hand as well.  Probably few of us reach the 12k change interval, but aren't you supposed to change oil annually regardless?  Are you suggesting changing the oil but leaving the filter in place for a couple years cause mileage is so low?  Doing so seems pretty harmless to me.  Cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

BCK1963

Yes. After two, even three years, the oil is barely dark and I guess that it is ok with the oil and the filter to extend  change intervalls.
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9   Magnetit blue

UTn_boy

Given how inexpensive MB brand oil filters are compared to aftermarket I just always buy MB brand.  I think the last one I bought was around $12.00 USD.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I bought an aftermarket filter.  I've nothing against Hengst or MANN at all, but with the cost difference being so negligible I have always bought from MB. 
1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

BCK1963

For that sum I wouldn't care but in Germany a MB 6.9 filter inlet is 50 € /$.
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9   Magnetit blue

rumb

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

You can still find these from Mahle/Knecht part OX65D.  Plentiful and cheap.  No worries  8)
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

ptashek

Quote from: UTn_boy on 28 August 2023, 10:37 AMGiven how inexpensive MB brand oil filters are compared to aftermarket I just always buy MB brand.  I think the last one I bought was around $12.00 USD.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I bought an aftermarket filter.  I've nothing against Hengst or MANN at all, but with the cost difference being so negligible I have always bought from MB. 

Mann+Hummel never made the 6.9 oil filter, even as aftermarket.
Which is weird, as they have been an almost exclusive OE supplier to Daimler for 5+ decades.

Any idea who was the OE? Knecht maybe?

Luckily the H929x for the M117 is still in good supply. Last batch I bought was made in Brazil.
Costs 9EUR from Mann, 14EUR from MB - the only difference is the box.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Randys01

They make about $A50 by the time you hold it in your hand in Aus.

daantjie

Indeed the ones in the Benz box has Knecht unit inside.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber