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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Mercedes Sprinter fuel hose Reply with quote

Just replaced the fuel hose and the elbow filler neck.

Some pics to show you the solution with the mercedes fuel hose.


long and short fuel pipe

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filler neck a little cracky after 35 years

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fuel hoses in comparison. The mercedes hose is a little bit shorter but fits just fine

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fuel hose installed

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I bought this mercedes part for 8,22 euros, a decent price I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karl wrote:
Is this on a 76? If yes, I am puzzled by you saying "the hose is 16 inch long".

#6 is the hose:

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It was part number 211 201 125 D. It fit from the beginning of 72 to the end of 79.

Ratwell says you only need a foot long piece from NAPA:

1 ft. of 2 1/4" Filler hose to tank hose, NAPA 1055 NBH GAS HOSE
from here: http://www.ratwell.com/technical/FuelTankRestoration.html


Is it possible for number 2 in the above drawing to leak???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, if it is rusted or the vent tube got tweaked somehow.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crud.....not the answer i wanted to hear, haha. Well I guess I better get in further to take a look
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are pics I attempted to take by the filler door (obviously from the inside)

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I am trying to see if it is leaking up by the gas door. I can't find any wetness.....Can anybody see anything???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw76westy wrote:
here are pics of filler hose
i took the OG filler hose with me to muffler shop & asked for exhaust tube with same bend as hose ($15)
then added 1ft strait filler hose ($20)cut into 2 pieces
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I had a piece of exhaust cut and bent into shape like the above ($20). I'm having a heck of a time finding a 1 foot piece of straight 2 1/4" filler hose.

Any current thoughts on supplier?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUSBOSS wrote:
vw76westy wrote:
here are pics of filler hose
i took the OG filler hose with me to muffler shop & asked for exhaust tube with same bend as hose ($15)
then added 1ft strait filler hose ($20)cut into 2 pieces
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I had a piece of exhaust cut and bent into shape like the above ($20). I'm having a heck of a time finding a 1 foot piece of straight 2 1/4" filler hose.

Any current thoughts on supplier?


Have you tried Napa Auto Parts?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine at NAPA. Horrible customer service put they had the part 2 1/4
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got mine at NAPA. Horrible customer service put they had the part 2 1/4


Got a part number and cost? I was there today and they said it came in a 4ft length for $108.00.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no no , i believe it was 1050 or 1040 2 1/4 inch fuel filler hose. it comes by the foot, they can cut you a foot (for like $22)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUSBOSS wrote:
porschpow wrote:
I got mine at NAPA. Horrible customer service put they had the part 2 1/4


Got a part number and cost? I was there today and they said it came in a 4ft length for $108.00.


Any decent NAPA store will sell you the hose by the foot, or even by the inch. Can't say how yours is decent or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I am being optimistic here but that Mercedes part looks like it fit really well. Was it new or used?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUSBOSS wrote:
porschpow wrote:
I got mine at NAPA. Horrible customer service put they had the part 2 1/4


Got a part number and cost? I was there today and they said it came in a 4ft length for $108.00.


108 bucks Shocked

I took my old hose into Riebes auto parts Sunday and had them cut me a length a bit longer than the original because the new hose is straight and has no bend in it. I got that hose plus 1 1/2 ft of fuel injection hose, and 8 clamps for 18 bucks or so. I am going to try and replace the vapor lines with fuel injection hose instead of using braided lines. Figured it would be a nice upgrade that I won't have to worry about replacing for a very long time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Filler neck hose Reply with quote

I took apart my fuel tank and filler neck hose assembly. Surprisingly it was in decent shape and still flexable after 17 years of sitting in one spot. Every other hose I will replace and use EFI clamps.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reviving this thread partly for my own interest and also to share with the class. IN 2010 Grateful German showed the use of the Mercedes part number 9014760026 which is off of a Sprinter and for him at least, fits identically to our NLA part, if not a bit better.

That said, I've had a terrible time trying to find Mercedes Commercial parts here in the US of A. Not that they can't be had. But the Mercedes folks don't seem to think their parts belong on a a different vehicle.

I finally found a Dodge Dealership in Texas who would do the part number conversion from MB to Dodge and tell me what I needed to order: Dodge part 5119668AA for a 2003 Dodge Sprinter.

I am to pick up the part on Saturday, so I'll post then how well it fits. It SHOULD fit, and if so, we've managed to find an alternative to our shrinking supply of OEM or repop parts.

More info this weekend.

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Just replaced the fuel hose and the elbow filler neck.

Some pics to show you the solution with the Mercedes fuel hose.

fuel hoses in comparison. The mercedes hose is a little bit shorter but fits just fine

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fuel hose installed

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I bought this mercedes part for 8,22 euros, a decent price I think.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

webwalker wrote:
I'm reviving this thread partly for my own interest and also to share with the class


Cool, thanks for the info, hope it works well. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME DISCOVERY!
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I got the part and it fits like a glove. The bulge in the line is designed to give the hose a great deal of flex without tearing, more than enough to deal with the tilt of the original. I also assembled all the parts outside the Bus so you can see how it goes together.

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I'm going to encourage vendors to start carrying this part. I'd appreciate it if everyone else would do their little push with the vendors you know to start carrying it too.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the tip. I hope we find a way to document this in 6 months. Might want to send a note to Richard Atwell and have him show it on his site as an alternate part.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

I already dropped Richard a note via his site, though in every case when I've tried to contact there, I haven't gotten a response. I'll try him through here if he is still checking his PMs.

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