E300 Diesel Fuel Return Lines

My 1997 E300 Diesel needs new fuel return lines. Does anybody know the order of disassembly/assembly? Do I need to take off the air intake and the plastic cover or something else needs to be done. Looks like a pain. Is that
right? Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
D.
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Sorry I can't help you. But, I have a '99 E300 and would like to know - why you need to replace the returns lines??

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It's a rubber hose that becomes brittle with the time and the temperature. Puncture may leave you stranded on the road. The part is $2-3 at the dealer and the replacement on my Passat TDI took 10 minutes. On the MB is pretty much the same. Yours is turbo and the air intake is routed differently which makes the replacement easier than on mine where the intake goes above the injector cover and needs to be removed. Shouldn't take more than 30-45 min. but I'm looking for some advice to avoid pitfalls and make it easier.
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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> I recently replaced most of the fuel hoses (including the return lines routed between the injectors) on 87 300SDL.&nbsp; Most are original and some are still in good shape.&nbsp; It is a preventive maintenance.&nbsp; I wouldn't think this is required for cars less than 10 years old, but it's your option. <p>BTW, there are other rubber parts needing replacement when they age (about the same rate as fuel hose).&nbsp; For example, tranny cooler hoses, fuel hoses at bottom of tank (mine were much worse than the hoses in engine bay.&nbsp; don't know why?).&nbsp; Both can let you stranded.&nbsp; Many more are in the suspension system which may not be critical but still annoying. <p>DCM wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>It's a rubber hose that becomes brittle with the time and the temperature. <br>Puncture may leave you stranded on the road. The part is $2-3 at the dealer <br>and the replacement on my Passat TDI took 10 minutes. On the MB is pretty <br>much the same. Yours is turbo and the air intake is routed differently which <br>makes the replacement easier than on mine where the intake goes above the <br>injector cover and needs to be removed. Shouldn't take more than 30-45 min. <br>but I'm looking for some advice to avoid pitfalls and make it easier. <p>D.
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