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Newbie Help! Starting Vacuum Process '80 450SL

Good afternoon!

Well I am playing with my 1980 450sl piece by piece, and my next big project is to take a look at and try to fix the vacuum system in the car. I don't know much about these, but I do know that something must not be working properly b/c I am having issues with my central locking and Climate Control. I am not having any issues with starting/shutting off, etc etc.

So I have a couple of questions:

1) Can someone quickly describe or send me a resource that has general info on the vacuum system? From my understanding there are multiple systems in the car (one for the door, climate control, etc etc). Basically I'm looking for a quick tutorial or info to get a basic understanding of the system and how it functions.

2) Advice, tips, suggestions, etc for getting started with this? I know it is a long project, but I don't even know where to start. As I mentioned, I know there are some issues, but I'm not sure exactly what. Ideally, I'd like to just test all of the lines in the car and replace the ones that are leaking, etc.

Thanks so much for all of your help!

Zack
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