When to replace the Fuel Filter on your MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Fuel filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) 600 SE, SEL (140.056, 140.057), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) S 600 (140.056, 140.057), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) 500 SE, SEL (140.050, 140.051), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) S 500 (140.050, 140.051), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) 400 SE, SEL/S420 (140.042, 140.043), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) S 420 (140.042, 140.043), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) 300 SE, SEL/S320 (140.032, 140.033), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) 300 SE 2.8 (140.028), MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon (W140) S 280 (140.028) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Flat Screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Fluid container
Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Ensure adequate ventilation of the workplace. Fuel vapors are poisonous.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the fastening clamp of the fuel filter pipe. Use a flat screwdriver.
  2. Step 3
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  3. Step 4
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    Disconnect the pipe from the fuel filter. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). Professionals recommend:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  4. Step 5
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    Loosen the fastening clamp of the fuel filter pipe. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the fuel filter bracket. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fuel filter bracket fixing bolts. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  6. Step 8
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    Disconnect the pipe from the fuel filter. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). Tip:
    Be careful! Fuel may leak from the filter housing and hoses.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the fuel filter.
  8. Step 10
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    Install a new fuel filter.
    Replacement: fuel filter – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the fuel filter is positioned correctly. Consider the fuel flow direction mark.During installation, take care to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the fuel filter housing.Attention! Use quality filters – MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS (W140).
  9. Step 11
    Changing of Fuel Filter on W140 1991 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Attach the pipe to the fuel filter.
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