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Renewing the hydraulic system fluid every 2-3 years or 25K miles should extend the life of many of the hydraulic system components. This is not a part of Mercedes prescribed maintenance, so most cars are still running around with the original fluid (plus years of accumulated contaminants).

I did a flush/renew of my RST system fluid on 7-13-07. My car was seven years old with 30K miles. If you look at the attached pictures you will notice a color difference. The old MB fluid (left vial) looks like a beer color while the new Febi-Bilstein 02615 fluid (right vial) is clear. I also attached a picture of my hydraulic reservoir containing the old MB fluid.
 

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Thought I'd try this out to see who's doing what.
Today I received new mats and scotch-guarded them. Then I have to track down what might be a faulty ground.
What did you do to your Roadster today?:p
 

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Cleaned it!!!! Its been sitting for 2 weeks,( I just got a new truck, and cant leave it alone) Will go for a ride tomorrow to shake out the cobwebs!!!!! LOL!!!! Fall's here in My area, time to put the hard-top back on. Go for a few more rides,and, put it away for the Winter!!!!
 

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Beat it like a redheaded step child!:D

It runs great and looks great. Only one thing to do with a car like that.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!:cool:
 

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My daily chore is diagnosing my high idle problem....
Along with that, I wiped off the sprinkler water spots.:crybaby2:

Fiddled with my sliding arm rest that is stuck forward. ( The darn button is missing!)
Doing some fun TLC in the interior.... previous owner wasn't as detailed as me.

Just bought it 2 weeks ago!
 

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I replaced the belt and belt tensioner. I then discovered a BAD fuel leak near the fuel distributor!

I added more insurance coverage and ordered the part I think is leaking. ;)
 

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Well, not actually 'today' but;

Mine is in the shop getting a new conv. top, not just canvas but the whole deal.
Replace Top Control Unit
Replacing interior lighting with LED's
Replace rubber piece on top of windshield (rain is getting in)
Replace hood pad
Replace headlights and corners with Bosch Frosted
Removing headlight wipers and replacing valances with ones without holes
Replace 18" staggered MAE Crown Jewels with 18" staggered AMG 22-spoke wheels
Ordered a set of Mich. PS A/S Plus tires
Replacing or dyeing some interior pieces
Having burl wood refinished
Replaced sound system a month ago. Now better than the Bose in my Escalade!

All should be completed within 1-2 weeks.
 

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Well, not actually 'today' but;

Mine is in the shop getting a new conv. top, not just canvas but the whole deal.
Replace Top Control Unit
Replacing interior lighting with LED's
Replace rubber piece on top of windshield (rain is getting in)
Replace hood pad
Replace headlights and corners with Bosch Frosted
Removing headlight wipers and replacing valances with ones without holes
Replace 18" staggered MAE Crown Jewels with 18" staggered AMG 22-spoke wheels
Ordered a set of Mich. PS A/S Plus tires
Replacing or dyeing some interior pieces
Having burl wood refinished
Replaced sound system a month ago. Now better than the Bose in my Escalade!

All should be completed within 1-2 weeks.
How much was the Hood Pad?
 

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Tomorrow the one I'm working on will get:

New power brake booster
New antenna mast
New spark plugs & wires
Driver door disassembled to find the source of a rattle.
Trim pieces sanded/repainted around the soft top boot lid.

I suspect the door rattle is coming from a similar cause as my 107 had - broken/missing guides to keep the window steady in the track. Fortunately I still have some teflon material that I used to fabricate new guides for my car, so if that's it I'll be ready and able to fix this car.

After that, I'm pretty much done with it. Then it'll go to my neighbor's detail shop, he'll make it all clean and nice, and the owners will be out in a couple of weeks to drive it back home.
 

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Well, mine's a 107 but you said roadster...:D
Replaced the drivers door seal yesterday, going to replace the pass. side today along with both door jamb seals and pillar seals. Also replacing the conv. boot seal. Clean, inspect and install both taillight assemblies, headlight assemblies and headlight covers (I painted them the same as the car). Install turn signals and foglights in air dam and rig up a mesh screen for the air intake. Then mount front bumper/air dam.
That ought to hold me over for a little while...:thumbsup:
 

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Hopefully today I will change the soft top hydraulic fluid (thanks to the excellent information found on this forum - thank you) and a wash and wax is in order also. A great weekend to everyone.

Kirk
 

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What did you do to your Roadster today?:p
Just like Monday thru Thursday..

Backed out of the garage.
Commuted to the office (7 minutes).
Put the top up.
(workworkworkwork)
Put the top down.
Commuted home.
Drove it into the garage.

Beautiful days to have a roadster in Oregon.. sunny days, not too hot, so tomorrow will find me motoring around the countryside in search of the perfect tomato stand.. Might take miles and miles and miles... :D
 
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