Tape around pipe?

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    Hi everyone,

    I've just noticed this tape around a pipe under my bonnett in my Mercedes-Benz A140 (2000). Any idea's what it is and how much it would cost to fix and is it anything to worry about? I can only presume that there must be a hole or something.

    I have circled it:
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    Thanks!
     
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    That pipe is the fresh air feed to the air filter, nothing to worry about and it wont cause you any problems. :)
     
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    You guess right, not sure if Euro Car Parts or similar would do a replacement, if not either a MB breakers or dealer, hopefully it wont be too expensive to replace
     
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    They pop up on ebay for about a tenner.
     
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    Unless it really grates, forget about it, no more than a fix for a bit of cracked plastic.

    I would take the fact that somebody has actually bothered to find and fix as a good sign
     
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    It's a common thing, apparently - both my A190 and A160 had this air intake hose broken and in exactly same place. I bought a new one for A190 for $30 in Nassau from local MB, but decided to use tape for A160, unless I can find a very cheap replacement. When I took the [newly acquired] A160 to PCS, Olly said there's nothing to worry about, and that's all I need to know :thumb: The hose was not even fixed then, now it looks like yours, although I used a stronger tape rated up to 80ºC, if you believe the label :cool:
     
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    Thanks Howard,

    It's really weird, that in Nassau I thought $30 was a bargain yet here I would NOT pay £19 for this part ... :dk:
    Found and ordered it last night from the same place you recommend, after checking part numbers on one of those Russian sites :thumb:
     
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    Thanks. How would I go abouts fitting this, or will I need to get a mechanic to do it for me?

    Thanks,
    - John.
     
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    No, it's very simple:
    a. unclip (by pushing slightly upwards) pipe socket and pull it out;
    b. pull back the air intake hose from the socket, then it'll come off of the air filter box
    done :)

    Here's a diagram.
     
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    CORRECTION: to unclip the pipe socket push the top of it slightly down, then pull out :thumb:
     
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