1999 500SL, 1988 SEC
I found a place in Tucson that said they can do the hard line. When I get it back I will pass on the name of the firm. Having this hard line done would make the install of the parallel flow condenser much easier. If it works out I will contact Klima and provide them the information. Right now lets wait. However, I did take out the false firewall on the drivers side, and tomorrow will take off the compressor. When I had the radiator and condenser out I bought new bottom rubber buffers for each. One set was $2.00 and the other $6.00. The old ones were as hard as burnt toast. One should also know that replacing the line from the dryer to inside the car means you get at one end it from the expansion valve. No easy feat. Actually, if you are replacing hoses you really have to do the one from the gas line cooler to inside the car, which really means taking the dash out. So its looks like that will be my winter project. I will update you later on how that goes. Lots of instructions on the web on that. I also need to order the compressor rebuild kit. This moose is wanting a lot of muffins it seems! In case you don't know there is a children's book called if you give a mouse a muffin. It basically says if you give them one, they want another, then another etc. My car, the Moose, is like that. It is never satisfied. On the nice side though everytime I take something apart I clean more of areas I would not normally see! I also strongly suspect the evaporator coil is covered with what Malcolm calls "smutz"