HerrBenz' Engine bay detailed
- dry sump hoses
6.9 dry sump oil hoses. - The fittings are simply screwed in, initially into the collar and then into the hose itself. the fitting is tapered, starts off narrow and expands towards the end, dead simple. Disasembled all 6 fittings on mine, cleaned them out and resealed them with high temperature oil gasket maker, these hose fittings will never leak again. The hose rubber itself is in excellent condition for its age. I certainly cant imagine getting the hose itself would be that hard in this mining rich state.
obliterated front flex disk - This is what my front flex disk looked like after a full throttle take off with new 235/60/r14's on my 6.9
Oz 6.9 - 450SEL 6.9 with rare electric rear seat option (1979)
replace those old vacuum hoses and connections - replaced them all, including the thermo vacuum switch for the EGR valve, restored the car to instant neck snapping throttle responce simmilar to modern computer operated injection systems. No loss of performance was noticed when reconnecting EGR system. infact, the difference made by stopping all vacuum leaks was the biggest improvments ive expirenced yet.