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Old 02-20-2014, 04:26 PM
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Turbo Flex Connector

Is it possible to get this parts new? I've searched the junk yards and they all seem to have soot markings around them just like the one on my car. I've noticed that the soot is increasing on the one on my car and would like to change it for a new one. I checked the parts listing here and couldn't find it. checked the EPC and it appears to be part number A6170980104.

Here is an ebay listing for a used one... this looks as bad if not worse then whats on my car.
81 84 Mercedes 300D 300CD W123 Turbo Flex Joint | eBay

Any ideas before I call the dealer?

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Old 02-20-2014, 04:39 PM
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Well I did some more googling and the only thing that comes up is this post. So for the record, I called the dealer, part A6170980104 is still available, and comes to $51.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:04 PM
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If you don't want to go the dealer route... if you have a local exhaust specialist that does work on customs and rods, they may well have generic fittings in stock.

Look for some place with nice custom cars parked outside (usually not a big national chain).
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I just cut off the stock flex, and weld on a stainless flex braided joint from the McParts store...


never mind... I was thinking downpipe flex...
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Did you look the part up in EPC? If you have the part number, you should be able to order either through the dealer or Parts.com.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:17 PM
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Is it possible to get this parts new? I've searched the junk yards and they all seem to have soot markings around them just like the one on my car. I've noticed that the soot is increasing on the one on my car and would like to change it for a new one. I checked the parts listing here and couldn't find it. checked the EPC and it appears to be part number A6170980104.

Here is an ebay listing for a used one... this looks as bad if not worse then whats on my car.
81 84 Mercedes 300D 300CD W123 Turbo Flex Joint | eBay

Any ideas before I call the dealer?
This is actually two pieces.

Flexible metal tube
MB# 6171420059

Pipe
MB# 6171420154


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Old 02-20-2014, 08:19 PM
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Umm

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I just cut off the stock flex, and weld on a stainless flex braided joint from the McParts store...
This is the ribbed three inch pipe, between turbo and exhaust pipe flange.

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The 603 has a similar piece, not sure if they are the same size. That is what I paid for the one on my 603.
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I had tried to remove at lest 3 at the Junk Yard and found that that while the Clamp Nuts appear to be Stainless Steel the threaded part of the Camp is not.

I found the Nuts would not come off due to rust and being at the Junk Yard I had no wire brush or Penatrating Oil to Help.

I am mentioning this because the Clamps are expensive. If it looks like trying to remove the Clamp is going to damage the Clamp I would use a Nut Splitter or other method to cut the Nut off and preserve the clamp.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:11 AM
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This is actually two pieces.

Flexible metal tube
MB# 6171420059

Pipe
MB# 6171420154


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I knew it! I asked the parts guy if the pipe shipped with it, and he didn't know the aswer, and had no listing on the pipe! There goes whunter knowing more then the dealer!
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I recently reinstalled mine, which fortunately seems to be OK. One of the clamps had a messed-up screw so I just replaced the stock screw and permanent nut assembly with a nut and bolt - worked great. If you check my thread you'll see the result - the front one is factory and rear one is the replacement. Cheap and effective.

I ground the factory nut off with a 4 1/2" grinder until it was loose then I just smacked it with a hammer and punch and the whole deal came loose. If I was harvesting one at the PnP I'd just cut the bolt if it didn't want to cooperate. Easy fix.

The forum won't let me repost the pic but it IS in my thread. As it appears on my computer it's at the bottom of page 9.

Maybe this will work? Or not........

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:34 AM
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The forum won't let me repost the pic but it IS in my thread. As it appears on my computer it's at the bottom of page 9.
While it's true you can't "repost" and image to the forum, you can point to an existing image in another thread by using the icon . Right click on the image you want to insert and copy the url of the image. Click on the and paste the image url into the box.

It's in the top of the edit window.

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:43 PM
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I knew it! I asked the parts guy if the pipe shipped with it, and he didn't know the aswer, and had no listing on the pipe! There goes whunter knowing more then the dealer!
I think you will find that you can reuse the Old Pipe unless you see some damge to it.
I was suprised to find that Pipe inserted into the Flex Joint as I have seen turbo installations on other Vehicles where there is no extra internal pipe.
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So THAT'S what that's for! Mine is sitting on the bench as I couldn't remember where it came from. Guess I'll have to pull the flex pipe and insert the little bugger.

Any idea what it's supposed to do?

Mach 4 - I'll give it a try. But what IS this "right click" thing? I have a real computer (MAC) with a one button mouse. I'll try it anyhow. I got it to copy the address - I'm confused........

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