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Hi,
When I started the car today, I noticed a small puddle of fluid...not sure what kind. It's clear and a little oily, but I don't think it's engine oil because it smells more pungent than oil. Here's a pic from underneath of where it's coming from, but I can't see from above. This is on the passenger side to the side of and behind the radiator. Any ideas?

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'79 450SL, '04 CLK200 convertible; former A124, W210, A209.
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It might be best to remove the rubber grommet as there's a high likelihood some fluids are stuck in there - not sure why MB did it this way but I've removed mine years ago to prevent that happening. Pull it out and see what happens, chances are its just water mixed with grease etc. especially if the car was washed recently or out in the rain.
 

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Hi daverino, it looks like there is a leakage of the washer-reservoir.
I had a similar issue at my car, it was the seal of the washer-pump. As well there is a possibility for leakage at the ABS-system, so far as your car has one.
Martin
 
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