2004 S55 , 2005 S55 , 2004 S430
Why do these ABC cars have an excessive amount of rubber hydralic hoses engineered into them? There should only be one flexible high pressure hose between pump and the car the rest of the system could be all hardline, there isn't enough flex in these cars to warrant so many rubber sections. It like an engineered in weak point. I own two s55's and although I haven't had any hose failures yet I know they're coming and I am considering fabricating hardline replacements for the rubber sections or possibly the whole line. Not too difficult we did race cars entirely with hard line. Look at any heavy equipment or industrial hydralic systems there are only rubber hose between flexible sections of equipment you hardly see any hardline failures. Something else that bugs me is Mercedes has a sensor for every damn part of these cars except a ABC fluid level sensor. How hard would it be to incorporate a oil lever sensor like what is in oil pan so action could be taken in event of fluid loss so pump doesn't die. I'm working on that idea also I'll let you know how that works out. What are your thoughts?