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Vehicle: Mercedes Benz 560 SEC 1986
Location: Lawrenceburg Tn
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560 SEC windshield heater

Hi everyone i finally got to working on my 1986 560 SEC , first job get the hood to latch all the way on drivers side , i removed top and bottom pieces and cleaned , re greased worked it some then i noticed the hood latch release nipple was worn so until I can get a new cable i put a tie up just in front of the nipple , tested and working ! Also i found my steam leak coming from some gray plastic device on the bulkhead that feeds pipe to the windshield heater which apparently heats the windshield to stop the wipers freezing to the screen Not sure what this device does but it leaks steam and water No lucks searching the web I have been told i can bypass this as it is a luxury item , wondering if anyone has any info out there as to what it does and can i get another one ?

Thanks in Advance , Dave

Update , i just took this thing off to bypass and it seems to be a thermal flap that allows water to flow when up to temp Makes sense dont want cold water as it too would freeze , i unstuck the pushrod , maybe I can glue the two halves back successfully so no leaks , any advice on adhesive ? Pressure tight of course maybe epoxy ? Guess the temperature control part may not actuate we will have to see .

Ok bypassed , she runs sweet , temperature up though fan not kicking in , maybe thermostat ?
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