Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 1998 Pano SL500; 1993 SL500; 2005 ML270cdi
Location: Spain / Gibraltar
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Our SL500's power steering upper return hose cracked and we prefer to use OEM parts exclusively. Guess what? There ain't none to be had! I ordered a replacement back in September and M-B says they still haven't replenished their stock yet.
So I go to my friends on the board to see if anyone has a spare in their kit: Part #1299976182
When the steering hose blew on my 1993 SL500 about six or seven years ago, I didn't even bother to look for an OEM hose because I was in the UK and about to return home to Spain.
I took the hose to a workshop that fabricates hoses for JCB/CAT/Komatsu etc.
It took them about ten minutes to make it.
It looked better and stronger than the OEM hose and it's still working perfectly to this day
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