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Justin280s

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Correct power steering filter?
« on: 11 December 2018, 11:05 PM »
Hi guys I am doing a power steering fluid and filter change.. But I'm not sure if the car had the correct  filter to start with it has a putrid H85 in it.. Is this correct or do I need the old style cork looking ring type? 

My car is a 1976 280S
According  to the limited info I have found on the internet,  mine just falls out of the Mann h85 type that is already fitted.  I have a feeling it has the incorrect  one?

This is my first post with pictures from my phone.  I hope it works :P

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #1 on: 11 December 2018, 11:14 PM »
It's also missing a plastic thingy that my 180E has but has a remote reservoir(280s)

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #2 on: 11 December 2018, 11:40 PM »
The black all steel reservoirs, whether remotely mounted or mounted on top of the pump itself, require the stone type filter.  Part number 000-236-00-55. 

While you're not missing the plastic retainer spacer (used only for the later cars), you are missing the steel retainer plate that holds the stone filter in place.  Part number 000-236-00-76.  See picture below for reference.  The parts you need or that are missing are highlighted with a blue square.

1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #3 on: 12 December 2018, 12:18 AM »
The black all steel reservoirs, whether remotely mounted or mounted on top of the pump itself, require the stone type filter.  Part number 000-236-00-55. 

While you're not missing the plastic retainer spacer (used only for the later cars), you are missing the steel retainer plate that holds the stone filter in place.  Part number 000-236-00-76.  See picture below for reference.  The parts you need or that are missing are highlighted with a blue square.
Thank you very much.  I really appreciate  your help.  Yes I am missing the plate. 
Cheers.

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #4 on: 12 December 2018, 10:32 PM »
Looks like I can get the missing filter  disk thing for 30 Aussie dollars   from MERCEDES-BENZ  out of Germany.  Or 50 Dollars from a wreaking yard.   :o

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #5 on: 13 December 2018, 10:55 AM »
Why in the hell would someone charge $50 for a used power steering filter?!   A used power steering filter is usually a free item.....because they literally have zero value.
It's likened to buying a used oil filter.   That's horrible.  Stay away from that wrecking yard at all costs if you can.  However, given that they're stone, they can be successfully cleaned.  Just be aware that they are brittle. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #6 on: 13 December 2018, 08:58 PM »
Looks like I can get the missing filter  disk thing for 30 Aussie dollars   from MERCEDES-BENZ  out of Germany.  Or 50 Dollars from a wreaking yard.   :o

$8.50 here. Roughly $12 AUD.
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Justin280s

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #7 on: 14 December 2018, 01:11 AM »
Looks like I can get the missing filter  disk thing for 30 Aussie dollars   from MERCEDES-BENZ  out of Germany.  Or 50 Dollars from a wreaking yard.   :o

$8.50 here. Roughly $12 AUD.
>:( What..  Bloody not surprised  though..  Dam local dealer.  And to think we fix the cars the mechanics  scratch. Thanks for the bit of info... The next repair  or warranty  paint work I do., the cost will be added to the price.. Hmmmm

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #8 on: 14 December 2018, 01:16 AM »
Why in the hell would someone charge $50 for a used power steering filter?!   A used power steering filter is usually a free item.....because they literally have zero value.
It's likened to buying a used oil filter.   That's horrible.  Stay away from that wrecking yard at all costs if you can.  However, given that they're stone, they can be successfully cleaned.  Just be aware that they are brittle.
Prob because here in Tasmania they think anything Mercedes  must be expensive.. Problem of living on a island I guess? 

I normally  order filters etc from the UK.  I get them cheaper  and faster than any local supplier or Australian supplier..

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #9 on: 14 December 2018, 02:14 AM »
I wish soooooo bad that there was something that could be done about price gouging....like jail or hefty fines if one is caught.....but then the world has bigger problems, so we'll likely be without indefinitely.  Though, it may not hurt to create a safety net that includes reputable shops and part suppliers.  Just thinking out loud though. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #10 on: 14 December 2018, 02:25 AM »
It could also be freight included in the price?. I shall ask some questions monday.. When I need mechanical parts of such for my 180E  I usually  get them from Pelican Parts, Based in California I think?

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #11 on: 14 December 2018, 04:57 AM »
I know Pelican is based in the U.S., but I don't know where.  You can also try NewParts and Autohaus. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour

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Re: Correct power steering filter?
« Reply #12 on: 10 January 2019, 01:08 AM »
Part arrived today ;D
Is it always  this exciting  to get new parts for the the old girl?.... Yes it is.
Bonus that I got it cheaper than the quotes price.
But here is the interesting bit for the part nerds. The ordered part has been superseded to a new design.
Part #mb 000 236 00 76.  Is now
 part #A000 236 00 76 64