Cost to replace corroded brake lines W212?

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he said it will probably take at least 90mins to find the leak at a cost of £261.
Yeah right.....not just an hour and a half but AT LEAST an hour and a half to find the source of a leak on a car for which I am a skilled tech and work on these cars week in week out so I know exactly where to look - and with the benefit of a ramp. I'd have found it hard not to laugh at him. More like 5 minutes......£261 ker ching. I assume that the techs must be on some sort of bonus scheme to drive up revenues.
 
Typical - dropped off the car to my indie yesterday and my command would not come on - radio playing with just the time showing in the top left of the display. Would not respond to any button presses on the unit or steering wheel. Well, that's the 3 things - brakes, oil leak & command.
I best do lottery at weekend...
 
Oil leak coming from the vacuum pump. I'm hoping a replacement gasket can fix this
 
Well brake lines have been done today totaling £517. Command decided to work again so happy days there!
Just need to find an internal seal for the vacuum pump - readily available in the US but not over here.
 
Well brake lines have been done today totaling £517. Command decided to work again so happy days there!
Just need to find an internal seal for the vacuum pump - readily available in the US but not over here.

Is this it ? Screenshot_20230318-051550.png
 
I've ordered a replacement used pump which looks relatively clean - new parts are on backorder and I cannot get a repair kit for 2-4wks if ordered via ebay.
I'll try and do this before the weekend. Any tips very welcome.
 
Pictures of "new" pump cleaned up and ready for new gasket, oil leak from existing pump coming from the internal seal.
All were replaced and fixed in just over an hour.
Just need to figure out how to do a deep clean of all the oil that has leaked deep into the engine.
 

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Pictures of "new" pump cleaned up and ready for new gasket, oil leak from existing pump coming from the internal seal.
All were replaced and fixed in just over an hour.
Just need to figure out how to do a deep clean of all the oil that has leaked deep into the engine.
Gunk.
 

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