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Old 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM
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W140 Evaporator change video tape

I have been looking all over for the instructional tape that covers a evaporator change in the W140.

Germanstar have been selling it as a DVD, but I have been in contact with them and they can not find the video any more.

There must be a copy of it somewhere? Some shop have to be selling it? The question is just where to look...

Thanks for any help!
Daniel from Sweden

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:25 AM
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evaporator change

I don't know if video would help that much replacing your evaporator but I'm sure that it would help in certain areas. I replaced mine without video but I did made many pictures withing the process. I also printed some pictures from that cover evaporator replacement and wires mechanism removal. It is a very good idea to have zip-lock bags to keep bolts and nuts and mark them with area those bolts came out from.
The job itself is not that hard. It's very labor intensive thought and I would not recommend taking few days breaks withing the process. It took me a week to do but it was very hard to come back to work on it after few days because i forgot where certain components used to be and what bolts they were held by.

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:22 AM
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You might want to investigate the new AC stop leak compounds that are now available. I fixed the one in my 140 and 3 yrs later it was still holding charge..
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:13 PM
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sorry to revive an old thread

im wondering if there are any shortcuts a person can take to make this job less than 24.5 hours... my mechanic is willing to do it, but is wondering if there is any way to save time

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:52 PM
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Two guys, 10 hrs...
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:31 PM
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Just for kicks here is a time-lapse video of me changing the evaporator in my R129 - pretty similar job. I followed the procedures in the MB-Star service manual DVD. Like others have said, its a labor intensive job but isn't hard. You will need some A/C skills and equipment when it comes time to pull a vacuum on your system and recharge it.

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