Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

Registered
1987 560sl (chrome bling now removed), 2002tii, FJ40, FJ62, M5
Joined
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
1987 560sl. The pictures show the issue. The original, old and broken heated valves that plug in to the hood washer nozzles have a very thin metal rod at their core (bottom 2 units in pics). The replacement has a thicker tube in the same position (top 2 units in pics). There is no way to get this tube to fit in to the nozzle. These are the only valves that I could find from any supplier. All of the replacement hood nozzles that I could find appear to be the same specs as the originals. What gives? If I keep looking for OEM replacement nozzles, will they have a new, larger diameter hole to fit the larger valve tube? TIA. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
2617353
2617354
 

Registered
'79 450SL, '04 CLK200 convertible; former A124, W210, A209.
Joined
1,383 Posts
I didn't even realize the lat SLs came with heated washers. Are the original ones dodgy? Also, the replacements you got - I assume they're not MB parts?
 

Registered
1987 560sl (chrome bling now removed), 2002tii, FJ40, FJ62, M5
Joined
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I got them from Pelican Parts and they said they were OEM parts. They look the same as those that appear on the MB dealer parts site. I threw the plastic and label they came in. The originals are as they appear in teh pics. Completely broken apart. Thanks for the response.
 

Registered
'79 450SL, '04 CLK200 convertible; former A124, W210, A209.
Joined
1,383 Posts
I wonder if the ones you got arr from a different chassis rather than 107? Not sure if it's any help but here are nozzles I recently picked up for my old lady, the plastic "leg"is same diameter as the old ones and plugs directly into tubing. I'd reach out to Pelican Parts for guidance, curious what they say about this pickle.
2617357
 

Registered
'80 450SLC Afro RHD Ikonengold
Joined
2,884 Posts
Perhaps the new part uses a piece of rubber tube to connect instead to plug in?

I'd think a tube would add flexibility and possibly save the heater spigot from breaking (as opposed to hard connection to the nozzle)
 

Registered
1987 560sl (chrome bling now removed), 2002tii, FJ40, FJ62, M5
Joined
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
I verified that the "nozzles" on the hood are the same part. The issue is the heated "valve" that plugs in to the nozzle from underneath, with the electrical connection. It simply will not fit in to the nozzle part, and it is the only part available. If I used a piece of tubing, it would have to have a different ID at each end, since the plastic bottom from the nozzle and the metal tube from the vale are different sizes. Has anybody else had to change this piece on a late model 107?
 

R/C107 Moderator
1986 560SL: '84 500SL: '84 280SL 5 speed: other 107s
Joined
31,990 Posts
EPC shows the part number changed twice from original. It also shows the nozzle changed once. Current is 107 869 01 47. Maybe it has a larger bore?
 

Registered
1987 560sl (chrome bling now removed), 2002tii, FJ40, FJ62, M5
Joined
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Yep, that's what I ordered and received. the valve just doesn't fit in to the washer nozzle like the originals. Looks like I can try to drill out the inside of the nozzle base, or try some type or rubber hose to connect them. I'll also go ahead and order new nozzles in case they are different (larger bore), even though they look the same. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks for the help.
 

Registered
'79 450SL, '04 CLK200 convertible; former A124, W210, A209.
Joined
1,383 Posts
EPC shows the part number changed twice from original. It also shows the nozzle changed once. Current is 107 869 01 47. Maybe it has a larger bore?
@fjinva @rowdie, the only difference I can tell between the original nozzle and the current 107 869 01 47 is that the later one comes with two spray jets, rather than one. Body & dimensions are 99% the same, the only noticeable difference is the housing - see the pic. I'd contact Pelican Parts with the pics and ask their feedback, if the heater part numbers haven't changed than I'd think they sent you incorrect parts.
2617427
 

R/C107 Moderator
1986 560SL: '84 500SL: '84 280SL 5 speed: other 107s
Joined
31,990 Posts
The original 560SL nozzles, 107 869 00 47, also have two jets. The original heater part number has been superseded twice.
 

Registered
1987 560sl (chrome bling now removed), 2002tii, FJ40, FJ62, M5
Joined
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Issue resolved! I ordered 2 new OEM nozzles. The new nozzles do in fact have a larger inner diameter that will fit over the new heater valve part. The 2 new OEM parts are both updated from the OEM originals, and need to be ordered in pairs, nozzle and valve. 5 minutes and they are installed and working perfectly. Thanks to all who took the time to help.
 

Premium Member
1987 560SL
Joined
2,338 Posts
Late to this chat but I avoided the issue by dipping the entire heated spigot in JB weld; masking off the part that goes into the tube; it held up for three seasons. Also in the summertime I just unplug them since it produces unnecessary heat and does my fair share of reduction in global warming.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top