Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2001-W210-CAPRI METALIC BLUE-/ 2002-W210 E300D
Location: Los Angeles, Ca, Aberdeen Scotland, Lawrence Ks.
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Easy DIY and a must do..
Thanks lee for the facts.
I have done 2 of these and it is very easy and fast. I wouldn't risk NOT doing it as that brake anti lock module costs over 1000 us$, let alone the consequences of a failure.
1. Buy a quart of brake fluid FROM MERCEDES BENZ ONLY, don't even think about substitutes as brake fluid is a jesus part.
2. Buy a master cylinder cap from MB,
3. Buy a NEW small presure sprayer at the garden department.
4. Buy a hose to thread fitting for the cap.
5. Drill a hole in the cap and put the fitting on TIGHT with a little epoxy glue to seal it.
6. Fluid in the sprayer, wheels off. ope the bleader on the left front caliper. Gently pump up the sprayer until fluid oooses out of the bleader. do not over presure, just enough to ease the old fluid out.
Keep bleading until the fluid turns clear, then on to the next wheel until the job is done.
7. When finished keep the cap device by cutting the hose mid way, and THROW THE SPRAYER AWAY so that you will not be tempted to re use it when dirty next time.
Let me stress, operating room clenlyness is needed when a brake system is opened.
Thats it, very easy and MB charges 400 $us, but then you Do get free Starbucks and a donut :-)
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