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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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1961 SL 160 brakes

Hello, I'm new to the forum but have a question about a car that I have.

I have a 1961 SL 160 and the brakes seem to be going out (if that's the correct wording). It seems like I have to press the brake pedal farther and harder to get the brakes to come on.

Does this car have brake fluid? What would be causing this?
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It's a 190SL. Do a Google search for the International 190SL Group. Join it and all your questions about the car will be answered.

Yes, the car has brake fluid that should be changed every two years. That's probably only the beginning of your brake issues though.

'59 220S Cabriolet - for sale - http://www.mbzponton.org/mbz220s/sellswap/car4sale.htm
'83 240D original owner 351,500 miles - for sale - http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w123...g-my-240d.html
'88 560SL 41,000 miles being parted out - https://sites.google.com/site/mercedesstuff/home
'99 E300 turbo 196,000 miles
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This is what you want:

::: International 190SL Group :::

They have a lot of info. Join the Mercedes Club and Mercedes-Benz Club of America |.

Near Manassas Va. '65 220S, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, '99 Volvo V70, '72 350SL 4 speed

Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant

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