this post is inspired by ackvig and goatman ( https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...highlight=evil
it seriously is the devil himself, waiting to destroy your precious 140's engine
following the footsteps of our friend here who first posted about the unfortunate incident where the little T fitting at the back of the engine broke and necessitated a whole new engine, I went to the dealer today and bought that little bugger (its a dual T fitting.. I will post the pics and DYI guide shortly)
mine did not leak and looked brand new just by looking at it
anyway.. it has 2 big clamps and 2 little ones.. once I undid all the clamps and attempted to take it out, the 2 bigger pipes slid out rather easily and to my complete surprise and disbelief... one of the little pipes (the same one that's known to break), just came loose in my hand... it had cracked/broken previously and it was barely holding on. All this time, the damn pipe wasnt even leaking so if I didnt read about our friend's experience here, I would have never known until it busted on me in the middle of nowhere!!!
This should be a regular maintenance item... should be replaced once every few yrs and if you have a 140 where this item has not been attended to, you need to do this NOW
on a v8, it's very easy to change it.. all you need is a 6mm socket and an extension. Took me approx 15 min to change. If you remove the air cleaner assy., it's a quick job
I will post pics soon .. in the meantime, buy the part tomorrow and replace it
my dealer had it in stock and said they sell them a lot because they break a lot on the 140s
the damn part needs to be made out of Aluminium, or some kind of metal... not plastic.