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Oil Lines Removal - Oil Cooler Hoses

Started by mummyjohn, 31 May 2024, 08:05 PM

mummyjohn

The oil hoses going to the cooler are just about the only spot left on this car that drips and I'm finally replacing them.  Now, one I was able to get out - quite a bit of Tetris - but the other I absolutely cannot see how the devil to get this thing out of the car!  It's unscrewed from both ends...just stuck because of it's incredible shape.  Anyone got any idea how to do this???

1979 300SD
1979 300 SD  W116

mummyjohn

Update: took the entire filter tower off and there's STILL not enough room...this is insane 🤬
1979 300 SD  W116

UTn_boy

If I remember correctly, you have to take loose the motor mount and engine torque damper on that side, take loose the engine fan and/or the fan shroud, and then jack that side of the engine up.  Afterward, the oil cooler line should slide out from under the engine mount wing....along with a little twisting and contorting. 
1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo