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Old 09-17-2002, 10:02 PM
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Replacing all vacuam lines

1989 420sel: Should i use the same thin plastic vac.lines with the rubber connectors or is there a better alternitive?
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Old 09-18-2002, 02:27 PM
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The Mercedes type thin clear/white vac lines are the best. There are other types out there that are not as heat resistant, amd also pose a problem with collapsing under vacuum.
I just did ALL my vac lines, hoses and gaskets on a '83 500SEL (Grey Mkt same as '84 500 SEL).
Before doing so, I had one of those thin lines crack due to age and I used an alternative type hose and experienced the problem it caused. I was thankful I learned on the 1 temporary piece and not the whole job.
Know what they say, do it right the 1st time!
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Old 09-19-2002, 08:50 PM
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Thanks i will see if Fastlane has it.
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