Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
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When you replace the existing reservoir, best to replace the reservoir as well. MB delaer price about USD$40. Full dealer parts: new reservoir, o-ring, c-clip, and (2) bottle MB steering oil.
The air thru the system has already blown out a small nylon screen in your existing reservoir.
Your will need #10 torx, a screwdriver (to pop the c-clip), and best a "turkey baster" (to remove the old fluid), and a flashlight.
You also need a jack, and jack stands: which are used in the CRITICAL part of the process which is to bleed the system (WITHOUT THE ENGINE ON - ENGINE OFF PERIOD before your finish up) with the front in the air, turning lock-to-lock to bleed the air and air bubbles in the system.
Do a forum search and you will find in the past 2 weeks there has been one of our members, follwing this process all the way thru - that was TOTALLY successul in eliminating the the leak and eliminating ALL the steering noice.
Good luck !.