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Darragh1

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S212 E250 estate 2010.
I found a rear screen washer leak under the gator at the left hinge of the tailgate.See photo. It is corrugated, in a tight space and needs to move with the tailgate. Is there a lasting fleible durable fix for this? What does it measure in diameter?
Any advice?
Thank you,
D.
 

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Can you not measure it in situ?

Try asking Mercedes for a cost. It will be this correct type, size etc although fitting might be rather difficult.

Is there any possibility of fitting a plastic tube inside the break to affect a temporary repair?
 
Thanks for the response DSM10000,
I have a replacement part but neither I nor MB will be dropping the headliner as it is way too big a job. I have the replacement parts and now know what it entails.
This is why I am on the forum, I want to know if there are any diy tips.
Inserting a piece of hose is something I may do and though not ideal and temporary (however long temporary is, the original mb hose only lasted 10 years) I am hoping someone has had the exact problem. I know there are repair kits for corrugated washer hose but seem to be for vw which may be a different spec even if the correct diameter. The big problem is the flexibility required with the up/down of the tailgate.
Regards,
D.
 
Thanks for the response DSM10000,
I have a replacement part but neither I nor MB will be dropping the headliner as it is way too big a job. I have the replacement parts and now know what it entails.
This is why I am on the forum, I want to know if there are any diy tips.
Inserting a piece of hose is something I may do and though not ideal and temporary (however long temporary is, the original mb hose only lasted 10 years) I am hoping someone has had the exact problem. I know there are repair kits for corrugated washer hose but seem to be for vw which may be a different spec even if the correct diameter. The big problem is the flexibility required with the up/down of the tailgate.
Regards,
D.
That's interesting that there are repair kits.

I was just wondering if you could get a vernier caliper into the tube to get the internal dimensions?

If you can get something inside then you could apply an appropriate adhesive around it to seal and possibly reinforce the broken corrugated section?

Good luck!
 
That's interesting that there are repair kits.

I was just wondering if you could get a vernier caliper into the tube to get the internal dimensions?

If you can get something inside then you could apply an appropriate adhesive around it to seal and possibly reinforce the broken corrugated section?

Good luck!
I could measure it if i cut the hose but not sure i want to do that yet.
For some reason the www isn't coming up trumps for this specific problem.
I am hoping someone will reply with an easy solution but with specific type of joiner or repair that worked.
After wasting a lot of time stripping a lot of interior panels , at least i have located the problem. So i can reinstall now and wait, as i want to do this job once and properly.
Thanks,
D.
 
Hi,
The last item - self amalgamating silicone tape might seal everything nicely but i need to join the two. With what exactly I don't yet know.
Thanks for the links,
D.
 
As suggested you need a short re-enforcing insert of some sort tight as posssible-you may need to trim off square the 2 ends of the corr-tube to be joined and at this point measure the internal diameter [ vernier calipers best] but maybe inserting different size bolts might give an id size guide then tape the join up
 
Standard washer non return valve should work to repair the pipe.
Halfords used to sell them 👍🏻👍🏻
 
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REAR PANEL DOOR PANE WASHER MERCEDES E-KLASSE [Car] [CHASSIS] (EUROPA)

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Standard washer non return valve should work to repair the pipe.
Halfords used to sell them 👍🏻👍🏻
Great idea.

They also used to sell in line tubing connectors from memory.
 
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Ted,
For simplicity would should a standard joiner without the non return option be better?
 
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Grober I ordered A2118601592 online because i thought it looked interesting but only the middle part arrived in the mb baggy! I also have the last length of hose and sealed attachments which in the diagram goes from halfway between the c and d pillar to the rear screen sprayer.
 
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This video on an audi a4 details what i hope to do.
Vw/audi and bmw have a repair kit. I've been onto my mb parts man to confirm the availability A 211 860 15 92.
If not available I'll see if the bmw kit might do the job- see attached. The adhesive shrink wrap is key especially when the hose is under strain with the movement of the tailgate. I know it's not rocket science. I just want to do it right once.
Thanks for listening,
D.

Ps.The Aquarium people are more than likely supplied by the same manufacturer as the car companies.
 

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And there's more.... It used to be one part number for the mb repair kit. My local mb parts man said the repair kit is now in three parts with three separate part numbers. I'll post the details when i get them. I think it's a male and female joiner and a length of shrink wrap.
Thanks
 
Well done on finding that how to video---- how much would it have cost AUDI/MERC/BMW/ etc to use some armoured hose?
 

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