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Brake fluid puddle under front of the roadster

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I went to move my 1980 450SL R107 and had almost no brakes. checked the fluid and noticed it was way low, then I noticed on the floor in the garage where she was parked there was a puddle on the inside of the front left wheel.

I suppose it could be many things but I'm thinking maybe a caliper. Its only been sitting for about 4-5 weeks and brakes never leaked before.

Any ideas?
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Might be a wheel cylinder

The old rubber type hose has been replaced by a metal mesh covered one.
Not the OEM ones.

But hey, the first set lasted how long?
and he said that he had put the wire mesh hoses on temporarily, while waiting
for the regular hoses to come in.
Nothing wrong with the braided lines. In fact they probably would last longer.
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