I finally purchased the 300SD Turbo Diesel in an early post I made. It
was actually a 1981 instead of 1982 as mentioned before. I already had
the chance to drive it from the flat lands of South Jersey up to
Luzerne County, PA, where the elevation is a lot higher. The car
peformed beautifully during the 280 mile round-trip. I am now eager to
keep my promise to maintain this car and use it as long as possible. I
would like to start stocking up on the filters (oil, fuel, air). Also,
the curved hose near the oil filter appears to be worn out and I would
like to replace that as well. Is this a coolant hose? Any
recommendations where I can get quality parts other than MB delears.
Thanks in advance.
Well good for you! Another diesel convert.
There are numerous on line vendors: www.buymbparts.com,
www.thebenzbin.com, www.performanceproducts.com, for example - all will
take your $$$. Performance has a nice illustrated catalog (free) that
shows exploded parts diagrams so you begin to understand what all this
Like the hose you mentioned. Pray that it's not part of the oil cooler
I bought the official MB service manual on CD and trying to figure out
what the name of the hose. I could not find an actual picture of the
hose which is about 1-1/2" in diameter and is connected to the engine
and is adjacent (not connected) to the oil filter.
I apologize for not getting back to you right away as I have to show
the car to a mechanic as I really do not know the name of the origin
and destination of the hose. The mechanic said it is a heater core to
block return coolant hose. I tried to order the part on-line but could
not find a picture of it. Do you think I should order this from an MB
PS. The only radiator hoses that I see under cooling systems from
several on-line catalogs are called upper and lower radiator hoses.
Their photos are not similar to the part that I was trying to describe
Yay! Congratulations. As Mr. Lambach suggests, go to Performance Parts.
The diagrams in the catalog alone are enough to make it worthwhile. I
have bought a lot of bits and peieces for the 1981 300SD "Der Klunker"
and have had no cause for regret. I also use an excellent repair shop,
Ernst Foreign Cars in Flushing, Queens. They will install any parts I
bring to them whether from Performamce or any other vendor, including
junk yards, but also sell MB parts and aftermarket parts at fair prices.
Find yourself such a shop.
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