CL500 N/S strut line pin hole

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Kbald

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Hi all sorry my first post is an ABC related one but looking for some help if possible.

My front left nearside struts hydraulic pipe has developed a pinhole just by the quick release connector.

Having searched the forum I can't find any specific information on whether the struts hydraulic line can be replaced without replacing the entire strut which is pricey.

Does anyone have any information on this or is there an alternative to splice in maybe a hose with compression fitting and bypass the quick fit connector. Seems a costly exercise to do a whole strut fora tiny pinhole on a metal pipe.

Thanks in advance
 
Yes, they can be replaced. in fact almost every aspect of the strut can be replaced. Have a look at ebay for the lines. Not sure what your budget looks like but a pair of remanufactured struts aree around £700 which is half the price of one from mercedes
 
Hi all sorry my first post is an ABC related one but looking for some help if possible.

My front left nearside struts hydraulic pipe has developed a pinhole just by the quick release connector.

Having searched the forum I can't find any specific information on whether the struts hydraulic line can be replaced without replacing the entire strut which is pricey.

Does anyone have any information on this or is there an alternative to splice in maybe a hose with compression fitting and bypass the quick fit connector. Seems a costly exercise to do a whole strut fora tiny pinhole on a metal pipe.

Thanks in advance
Hydraulic hose specialist companies can considerably reduce the cost if the section can be removed for them .
Depending where it is of course .
 
Thanks both. I've had a look on eBay and can't seem to find any that definitely say they're correct. My cars the C215 CL500 and it's the line that goes directly into the N/S strut at the top the down to the quick connector where a new line with the bleed valve goes to the ABC valve block. Any ideas what I should search for. May also try take the strut out and take that to a hydraulic hose specialist and see if they can make one up as a back up. Thanks again for your help so far.
 
Hydraulic hose specialist companies can considerably reduce the cost if the section can be removed for them .
Depending where it is of course .
Yep local company can make virtually anything with any fitment. They even managed to make up hoses for an early 50's Buick which has hydraulic operated windows.
 
I have used Pirtek many times in industry (but never for a vehicle) even better if they have a hose to copy . Do you have a farm supply shop anywhere near you ? Plenty hydraulics take care of there . My local has a 24/7 phone number posted on the door for emergency hydraulic repair.

Example : An acquaintance in South Africa found it impossible to find a double lip seal for the steering rack on a 1988 XR6 Ford Sierra , for a while I struggled here in the UK too.

Then in a flash of inspiration I popped to my local farm supply store , they ordered 2 for me (oddball size) they arrived within day's

£3.60 incl VAT for the pair :)
 
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Thanks all. @Riva811 looks like they're for the rear but I will search for similar for the front. Otherwise will whip it down to a Pirtek or have a look for farm supply shops as I'm sure there will be ones nearby. I will post up what I manage to sort when I get round to getting it sorted to help others maybe in the future. I

I've also got a couple of holes in the front floor and sills to weld up where the mud has been trapped in the under trays and side skirts and rotted it through. The joys of owning an older car.
 
sorry i was reading another post about repairs at the rear, got carried over.
 

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