Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes 560SEL
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Markus this is exactly the line we're talking about.
I'm not too scared by it, I just know that if one side stripped, the other probably will too. It's not terribly expensive from MB, $40, and the rubber isolators that holds it too the frame are clamshell style, so the line can be pulled from the low pressure line without having to remove them both.
I thought about going the cut and flare route, but a double flaring kit at $20, finding the correct fitting (12mmx .125 IIRC, has proven to be a real bitch....I spent all weekend searching) at $5 or $6, and the time and effort without the guarantee of a proper seal have me thinking that I'll just buy a new line.
Why wouldn't you use the line off a donor car? Have you attempted to remove the existing line or are you simply speculating as to the difficulty of the job?
I want to dive in, but I don't want any surprises.
We're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize?
Second prize is a set of steak knives.
Third prize is you're fired.
Last edited by BigD560; 10-06-2008 at 02:50 PM.