Chasing vacuum leaks in the Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel

Posted By on August 22, 2018

It is probably something one should get use to with an older Mercedes Benz, but it can be frustrating and tiring to say the least — that is fixing vacuum leaks.IMG_3224

MBDoorActuatorThe 1982 MB 300D Turbodiesel is a great car and has a limited number of electrical components compared to newer vehicles. That in turn keeps the beast running without the Lucas gremlins all too common in the MGB or other aging late model cars.

In order to track down the vacuum devices such as door lock actuators, vacuum transmission components as well as all the hard line soft connectors, it helps to have a visual … so I’m archiving on of them on the blog since I suspect the latest slow vacuum leak is either a connector or vacuum door actuator.


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