View Full Version : dust getting past air filter, 2005

09-26-2013, 02:24 AM
does anyone else have this problem? I've glued in thin shims to center the filter and put thin weather strip around lid perimeter which showed a positive fit to filter, I use a Hengst filter HELP!

09-26-2013, 02:49 AM
I have hinted upon this issue previously and in fact on the one about turbo charger damage.

Check the air cleaner lid for deformation it quite common!
I usually change out the whole air cleaner box (not expensive ) when these problems arise using a genuine MB filter.

09-26-2013, 03:30 AM
Sometimes the foam ring on the filter gets out of place when closing the lid, make sure everything is going where it should.

09-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Also, depending on the model, there is sometimes part of the wiring harness going to the lights that gets in the way - propping the lid up. http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164&highlight=air+filter