W163 ml320 1999

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  1. JJBML

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    I have attached some photos of a hose/line that is attached to the oil cooler.



    Looks like it has aged and perished.

    Can anyone tell me then part number and a supplier?

    Would be good to know what is involved (time/parts) in the replacement.

    Presently getting quoted £500+ for the part.

    regards

    John
     

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    What did the garage who quoted you that price say that it was. I would personally show that photo to a Merc part dept. and ask what it is and how much. Removal looks straight forward and any garage would be able to do it.
     
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    I would have thought it's the kind of thing a hose company could knock-up in about half and hour. - Reasonably short length of oil-resistant reinforced hose with a crimped fitting on each end; it would be better than the part you've got at the moment.
     
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    I believe the hose feeds the gearbox and also the power steering so it is to fairly complicated hoses.

    Found one hose in Germany and another in Belgium. Right Hand drive hoses are hard to come by, so I have been told.

    regards

    John
     
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    Even if you don't buy new, again I would check at a parts dept for the part number as there are quite a few ML's being broken and I would imagine that it is not a 320 specific part.
     
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    That leaky pipe was a re-call a few years back.

    Get the part from your local mb dealer.
     
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    had a look n the MB & UKGOV websites and nothing is listed...

    regards

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    It was more like a service measure.
     
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    Seems the MB Parts Dept is stuck on this one, the hose/line does not show up on thier system drawings.

    Anyone have a drawing of this with part# ?

    regards

    John
     
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    thats the power steering hose
     
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    There are 3 hoses (Gearbox + power steering). Seems there are left handed drive ones available. The hoses used to come all joined but are not available as one unit now. Had to find 3 separate ones (2 in Germany + 1 Belgium) and now have to modify to joint and fit.

    Hence the high costs.

    17 years old so rubber has perished.

    3rd Party garage pretty trustful.

    Thanks for the assist.

    regards

    John
     
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    This was a recall/service measure it might have been one that never returned to the desler to have it done, the recall was literally a smaller hose clip that went tighter, all that oil has stemmed from the hose clip end, it isn't even on all the way which was the reason for the recall, they came off.

    £500!!!
     
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    The hoses (High + Low Pressure to steering) are seeping - leaking.



    Perished due to age.

    Not the clip unfortunately.

    regards

    John
     
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    I was just going off your picture as was blackc55, high pressure will go from the pump to the rack not through the cooler.
     
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    Thanks to all for your feedback and suggestions.

    regards

    John
     
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    BlackC55,

    My apologise, I have just found amongst my papers/records a " Safety Recall" for this. It does not have a post date.
    I have been travelling globally for a number of years so must have missed this letter. Think it was 2003 or there about.

    regards

    John
     
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