Date registered: Sep 2016
Vehicle: 19997 S500 , 2004 SL55 AMG
Location: Mountain Home, AR
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Speaking of MB fluids. The other day I found my SL55 AMG's supply of it (CFH whatever ) Alien blood on my garage floor and the car down on the bump stops.
Investigating showed a burst had hose. the main pressure line form the pump to the control valve had split.
AH simple I think, wrong the hose was not a replaceable part and the part was the entire pipe/hose/pipe from the valve to the pump.
Well the short of it was I cut the pipe at a easy accessible point and had a local had guy fab a new hose then silver brazes the pipe together with a coupling on my own manufacture.
Many false starts attempting to replace the hose in situ failed miserably as the crimps were meant to be permanent .
I won't venture to estimate what the Factory repair (replace the part) would be because that pipe went from behind the left headlight then wend s it way into the engine compartment to the invisible pump.'
MB $ at least 2 Grand my fix $26.00 for a hose and crimp to my pipe.
thanks for the lift I bought a while ago