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06-20-2019 07:33 PM
Triple cranks Good job! And thanks for the pics.

Mine is a completely different animal. It took some time but I managed. Did it on the lift. Removed both side engine mount bolts from below. Lowered the front suspension carriage while I had a stand holding the motor up. Barely had room with an extension and universal joint. It took several hours but luck played a big part. Bled the pump with 1 bar while running. Topped it off and ran a rodeo. Good to go.

Now messing with other minor things. Trying to get rid of all of the "i"'s and "f"'s stored.
06-20-2019 06:30 AM
Herman K
I did mine

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How did you do it? Thinking of trying it myself.
I did mine a few weeks ago after I saw the HP from the pump to the distribution block started to leak took the hose to a local hydraulic shop and had it redone for about $75.00

Perhaps the way to get to it on the 2007 SL55 is easier than other model years but hind sight apart from getting the bolts out between the frame and pump it's not that hard to do.(my opinion)

Hereby some pictures

Last 3 pictures are of the replacement hose used now with 5800 PSI versus 4800 PSI (old hose)
06-19-2019 06:32 PM
Triple cranks How did you do it? Thinking of trying it myself.
08-20-2018 08:21 AM
FXformat
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I'm waking up this thread rather than starting a new one. My expansion hose was replaced in 2010 by the previous owner. It is weeping again. I checked my SDS for replacement instructions but only found a diagram. Can't seem to find any repair instructions. Any help is much appreciated. It is the hose as described by the previous post here.


The expansion hose you're talking about is the rubber hose that goes from the pump to the main high pressure line right? if that's the one, i can change it for you, i just changed mine this year. It was weeping and eventually started to leak a lot. That hose is about $300 i think when i bought it.
08-20-2018 08:17 AM
rudeney Look at the EPC diagrams - they are sometimes more helpful than the WIS instructions. On my SL550, this was an easy job. The hose came off of the pump, ran down the left side of the radiator, and to the block in front of the wheel. I think on the SL65, it is more involved due to routing around that big engine.
08-19-2018 09:58 PM
Triple cranks I'm waking up this thread rather than starting a new one. My expansion hose was replaced in 2010 by the previous owner. It is weeping again. I checked my SDS for replacement instructions but only found a diagram. Can't seem to find any repair instructions. Any help is much appreciated. It is the hose as described by the previous post here.
05-01-2010 01:04 PM
cobraowner What year cars were in the recall? Does anyone have the recall number?
I have a 2003 sl55 that I am the 3rd owner of. The ABC expansion line is seeping hydraulic fluid. This line attaches to the back of the abc/ps pump and is a hard line that crosses in front of the engine then converts to a hydraulic hose on the passenger side of the motor. Near that hard line to soft line coupling is where it's seeping fluid. From my understanding this line routes down the side of the engine and then up and over the transmission. The dealer recommended to wait the line out rather than replace it do to the high cost of replacement. Their stance was that it may never fail (or at least not anytime soon)

What are your thoughts?
04-08-2010 04:08 PM
super_monkey Might want to ask Oxygen about a reasonable price:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...placement.html
04-08-2010 04:03 PM
ifari
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Thanks ifari. I have no reason to doubt the integrity of the dealer, service advisor or any of the staff at this point. I will of course be looking for a detailed breakdown of the labor, parts, fluids, filters, fittings, etc on the bill. Unfortunately this is my first goat rodeo with the dealer as this is my first MB car, so I really have nothing to compare it against. I will take the bill and start shopping other quality MB repair shops if I can't get some type of extended warranty. Good pointer.

When I bought the car the dealer offered a warranty, I stupidly declined not fully understanding the type of repairs and expense associated with them. I blame the dealer for not informing me or pressing me more on this topic. This is my weekend car for fun and I thought with 44K miles, what could break if I only drove 2 - 5K miles on the car a year and sold it in 2 years and upgraded to a new model. Little did I know MB cars of this ilk have more than just ABC issues that are not of question of if they are going to need repaired, but when. This forum has been an invaluable tool for me to better understand the challenges associated not only with this model, but MB in general.

I'm more than a little disturbed that what I once considered one of the top quality brand of upscale precision motor vehicles has as many problems as they do. Maybe it's time for MB to go back to basics and design things to last.

Very frustrated
I understand.
To be fair though, I'm not entirely certain about my recollection, if the price I mentioned included labour or was just the part cost of the ABC line I enquired about.
Go ahead and do as you mentioned as far as getting a detailed estimate and let us know how things work out for you.

Best wishes and remember, you have got one of the absolute BEST and BEAUTIFUL cars ever made, but sometimes we've got to pay the cost, to be the Boss.

P.S. My earlier post should have stated that my ABC hi-pressure hose was replaced under RECALL and not warranty....my bad.
04-08-2010 03:10 PM
jhodg5ck +1 calling to see if your car is covered under the campaign.

If they are un-cooperative shoot me your VIN and I'll find out for you

Jonathan
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