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Old 09-29-2007, 03:58 PM
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Leak - Cause for concern? (84 300D)

In the photo below, is this leak and the condition of the pipe/insulation (cracking) cause for concern? Car is an 84 300DT with 163,000 miles.



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Old 09-29-2007, 04:14 PM
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Oh, I don't know

It doesn't look very serious, but it is a continual mess on the top of that engine. On my engines, I don't like a mess like that and I tend to replace cheap little items like that as soon as they go bad. I'd say, get it fixed.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:28 PM
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Its no issue, but if you want you can buy the alternative kind of hose. Only **************.com sells it as far as I know.

Its called a "breather hose" and is about $19 on their site. It doesn't leak like the old style. Its all one piece. Much better design. Up to you though, it doesn't matter if you leave it that way.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:05 PM
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Thanks! I don't like the looks of the mess, so I think i'll buy the part. Easy to install on my own?
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:37 PM
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yes.. snap on.. snap off
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:07 AM
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Its no issue, but if you want you can buy the alternative kind of hose. Only **************.com sells it as far as I know.
But, as usual, they charge about 2x what it is worth. LINK, you should avoid MercedeSource completely.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:49 AM
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************** is expensive, yet I have purchased a number of items from him, and I have not found that hose anywhere else.

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