Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:32 PM
LandYaghtLover's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 1,340
W126 What the heck is this?

I was working on my radio and took off the inner driver kick panel for easier access and visibly of wire interference with the ash tray. I then noticed that near the floor at the trans body housing there was what I can only describe as a miniature insulated duct tube. But one side of it was completely worn open. Inside its yellow with a white spiral metal frame. Outside it was a black thin plastic cover. It went up towards the dash.

I have a pic, but before I go through the pain of uploading I thought I would ask.
__________________
1991 560 SEL / 185k miles
1992 750il / 17k miles - project car
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 80
pic would be better...but it sounds like your A/C condenser. Does your A/c work?
__________________
1990 560 SEL- "Goldielocks"
1984 300SD TurboDiesel- "Ole' Blue"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:41 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,034
That is one of the A/C condenser drain tubes. If your A/C works, you're going to have water all over the place until you replace that.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 78k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 8k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 171k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 129k - Brothers (OC-128,000)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:41 PM
Hit Man X's Avatar
I LOVE BRUNETTES
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FUNKYTOWN
Posts: 9,085
Thumbs up

I think it is the evap drain.
__________________
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

Six others from BMW, GM, and Ford.

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty.
[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2010, 12:22 AM
LandYaghtLover's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 1,340
A drain would make sense given the location. But the material its made out of is very sponge like. Not rubber at all. And I have never had any water inside, or at least noticed. AC works fine, seen it dripping recently. Two spots under the car at trans location. Things were dry tonight when I took it all apart and the damage to it looked like it happened a while ago judging by the dirt.

I put some foil tape around it. But if it carries water, I have more to do then.
Attached Thumbnails
W126 What the heck is this?-img_0352.jpg  
__________________
1991 560 SEL / 185k miles
1992 750il / 17k miles - project car
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-15-2010, 10:45 AM
compu_85's Avatar
Waiting for his Model 3..
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Springfield VA
Posts: 5,174
I replaced mine with some PVC tubing.

-J
__________________
1991 350SDL. 230,000 miles (new motor @ 150,000).

2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-15-2010, 11:10 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 2,984
Looks like the evaporator drain line. The A/C condenser is located in front of the radiator.
__________________
Fred Hoelzle
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-15-2010, 01:00 PM
mbzman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 600
Those drain hoses are always bad on the older cars. They dry up and then crack and crumble apart with age. I think replacing those drain hoses should be in order or you may find water entering the car.
__________________
1989 300CE
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-15-2010, 02:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferdman View Post
Looks like the evaporator drain line. The A/C condenser is located in front of the radiator.

yeah...i meant the evaporator....teeehehe
__________________
1990 560 SEL- "Goldielocks"
1984 300SD TurboDiesel- "Ole' Blue"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page