Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Clamping oil lines when changing radiator (Mercedes)

  1. #1
    Guest TomB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    1,420
    Rides
    0

    Clamping oil lines when changing radiator (Mercedes)

    Lads and ladies, Iím wondering if someone can offer some advice.

    Iím rebuilding the front end of a W164 Merc ML320 and need to change out the radiator which has oil lines going to it.
    I know one pair are for the auto transmission so I assume the other side is for the engine oil.

    Anyway, I guess Iím going to need to clamp them off before removal and was thinking of a small pair of molegrips on each line.
    Unless anyone can offer a better solution? Screwfix have small molegrips for £4 each so itís a reasonably cost effective solution.
    Historically Iíve coupled this with a snug fitting bolt in the end of the pipe for good measure.

    For anyone interested, Iím documenting the rebuild here:
    https://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/i...ebuild.173657/

    Thanks 🙏

  2. #2
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    walsall/tamworth
    Posts
    6,423
    Rides
    0
    you can actually get proper clamps they would be called 'brake hose clamps' or something like that.
    I would just use your method of pushing a bolt in the end and tightening a jubilee clip.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •