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    Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    I'm trying to order some vacuum line (semi-hard white and black plastic) that runs vacuum to various components throughout the car that require it, just to have it around the garage. From what I can see, my EPC shows three common hoses under the vacuum group. Maybe some of these have been superseded.

    005 997 59 82
    007 997 61 82
    000 158 14 35

    Is there a trick to ordering this by the meter from Napperville? Do you just increase the QTY for more than one meter?
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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    Correct - qty 2 will be 2 meters, etc. 000-158-14-35 is the generic transparent/opaque/white tube and is handy stuff to have around, I'd order a few extra meters. Thankfully it's cheap.

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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    Agreed with GSXR. Back in 2010 when I did the top end of my 560SEC, I tried to order appropriate quantities of every vacuum tube on the top end of the motor, per the original colors/part numbers. Approximately 50% of those were NLA in original color, superseding to "generic" white vacuum lines. I ended up ordering healthy quantities of these generic lines where I had to, and (happily) replaced them as needed.

    The E500E carried over many of these lines, and thus I have a near-lifetime supply of probably 10 meters of these lines for future needs/use. The main thing is to get the correct ID/OD of the lines. Who cares about the color?!?

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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    Thanks, guys. I'll order 10 meters of the 000-158-14-35. I don't care about the color either. I just remember that certain vacuum tubes in the trunk were black and thought it might be materially different. Guess I'll stick with the white stuff. Thanks again!
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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    I bought the stuff on Amazon for far less, and now I have a lifetime supply:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    $1.35/meter and it's the exact same stuff. The colored material hasn't been available from Mercedes for a long, long time. In fact, I don't think they carried it long after production of the vehicle was done, as the dealer folks I've talked to said they rarely saw it as a service part to begin with.

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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
    I bought the stuff on Amazon for far less, and now I have a lifetime supply:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    $1.35/meter and it's the exact same stuff. The colored material hasn't been available from Mercedes for a long, long time. In fact, I don't think they carried it long after production of the vehicle was done, as the dealer folks I've talked to said they rarely saw it as a service part to begin with.
    Certain colors / stripes may still be available, but a lot was NLA something like 5 years ago (forget when I last checked). Functionally there is no difference compared to the clear/generic Tecalan tube. But when you have several tubes routed together, it's very handy to have the colors/stripes to tell them apart. Otherwise you'll need to get creative with labeling. I wonder if 600Eric was able to source any NOS stripeys for his rotisserie restoration.


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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    As I said, I ordered every bit for my 560SEC, and got about 50-60% in the original colors; the others were generic white tubing of the proper size for the application. I'm sure even less of color is available at the current time (the SEC top end was done in 2010), but I actually got quite a bit of it at the time.

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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
    I bought the stuff on Amazon for far less, and now I have a lifetime supply:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    $1.35/meter and it's the exact same stuff. The colored material hasn't been available from Mercedes for a long, long time. In fact, I don't think they carried it long after production of the vehicle was done, as the dealer folks I've talked to said they rarely saw it as a service part to begin with.

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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    $2/meter from Napperville. 10 meters on its way.
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    Re: Vacuum Line Part Numbers

    I've always kept 5-10 meters of the stuff on hand at all times. Whenever I get a new (to me) MB, I go through and replace every bit of the stuff in the engine compartment along with the rubber connectors, of which I keep a pile of as well, both bulk tubing and 90s.

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