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126 280SE heater hoses ?

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Hello currently overhauling a 280se that has been sitting in a shed for 12 years :sleep:

Repairing or replacing most things likely to fail.

Haven't had any luck finding part numbers for the heater hoses.

Its a M110 989 engine 1984 W126, Australian delivered.


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What I was up to today. New water pump and radiator hoses ordered.

Still no luck with heater hoses. Also found that short hose under the thermostat housing which I know are prone to fail.

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More stuff removed today, throttle was filthy. Inside intake manifold looks just as bad. I have everything removed and including bolts and nuts of the intake manifold but just not quite enough room to squeeze it out. I'm thinking I might have to loosen the engine on its mounts to create a touch more room to remove it.
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Thanks for that ! exactly what I was looking for. I was trying to navigate through the engine subgroups : )

Looks like these parts might be a hard find. Any chance people have had success with flexible silicon hose for their heater hose ?
What I was doing today. Really not much room to remove the manifold against the chassis rail. Slight engine tilt tomorrow should do it.
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Hello again,

I just Googled one of the part numbers and got a LOT of good hits. Those hoses fit a lot of MBs.. and are pretty inexpensive to boot.

I am here in the US so there are a lot of ‘local’ choices compared to OZ..
Fellow BW member KRH has a way of getting things from here delivered to Australia bypassing a lot of drama. I personally don’t know his technique.

Good luck man!

Hello, and thanks for your input.

I have bought a lot of parts through AutoHauz before. That was for a W116. I should have a look on their website again and see if I can search for individual part numbers. Being a Euro only car they don't list my car in the drop down menus.
Throttle body and intake manifold removed this morning. Throttle body is was filthy with carbon and grime.
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Intake manifold was just as bad if not worse. A lot of degreaser and a high pressure washer to clean it up. Will finish it with upper engine cleaning foam and more water. Intake runners will likely get a clean up with the die grinder before reinstalling.
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Hello and thanks, and yes looks like they stock two of the four Hoses. Must be common with the 380se/l

the two I need.

A1268321694 ( looks more or less like a long elbow so might be able to make this one up )

A1268320894 ( More convoluted, may be able to use some flex hose, not sure yet ?? ) But definitely not running any old rubber that's for sure.
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