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Question What can you guys tell me about a high pressure line from the compressor to the

condenser for the AC in my 95 300ED, seems like it's frayed and can only be purchased from a dealer. The price is $835.00. Any info would be appreciated.
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That can't be correct. I replaced the entire system on my old 86' 300E. Found a place here in the St. Petersburg area that is a compressor rebuild company. Before that, I found one at a local AutoZone. Start at a local parts house and ask alot of questions. You should be able to find a re-manufactured one in the $300 range....

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My sources for the new hoses have similar astronomical prices for the hose assembly for our cars' air conditioners. For our cars, the lowest cost I've found has been over $500 (working in a dealership, I get wholesale pricing). And my aftermarket sources don't even have a listing for your 1995 model.

My advice would be to contact a local auto AC specialist that can fabricate high pressure hoses. They should be able to take the ends off your current hose and replace the flexible parts with new material rated for the pressure and chemistry of the refrigerant. If your end pieces are corroded or pitted, you might be able to get a junkyard hose assembly and have it reconditioned instead. I've been quoted under $350 in Atlanta for "reconditioning" Eva's AC hose assembly with all new flexible bits. That sounds kind of high, but it's still a lot less expensive than a whole new hose assembly. That's the route I'll probably take when I start putting her back together.

Sometimes it's cheaper (and often better quality) to have parts custom made. This isn't always the case, but it pays to shop around. I had this issue with some parts on Roxy. Mazda parts are astronomically priced for everything. I had custom oil cooler lines (made at the fork-lift repair shop with nw hose and my old ends), and a custom made drive shaft for her. Actually, most Mercedes Benz parts that I've needed have been quite affordable in comparison.
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Sorry, I mis-read your original post. I'd agree 100% with Eric. Shop around, find a hose company. Goodyear has shops of this nature where they make up pressure hoses. I've had several custom made for thruster applications on my boat.

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Ditto. I've paid $60 to repair a hose that would have cost $300 to replace. Look for shops that repair hydraulic hoses or the a/c shops. There should be plenty of them anywhere. Just check the yellow pages.
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