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Old 11-21-2011, 04:33 AM
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Removing the reservoir - try wiggling it side to side. If that doesn't work find a spanner (probably the open C end of a combination spanner) that just fits (probably about 1"AF or 24mm will have thick enough jaws) between the reservoir and M/C and use that to gently pry upwards.

A piece of flat bar would work also - just needs to be as thick as the gap between MC and Res, so that when you pry gently the force is applied to the fragile plastic res evenly over a large area NOT just the very tip of a pry bar which may crack the plastic.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by justaguy View Post
Will replace fluid and ratty blue hose as well.
You know before you condemn that "ratty" blue hose, take an other look at it. The sheath is a little pulled back, but that does not affect the hose, which is silicone rubber inside of the sheath. It looks fine. Oh, and whatever you do, don't be tempted to put a clamp on that hose, thinking it might help prevent a leak. The clamp will cut into the silicone (even with the sheath over it) and cause a leak. I've seen this before. What I did in that case was remove the clamp, cut off the split end and put the hose back on the reservoir. There was no need to replace it. This hose is under zero pressure - it's a simple gravity feed to the clutch master - and it gets replaced far more often than needed. If you want, you can fold the sheath back up and tape over the frayed end to prevent further unraveling.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jpitman2 View Post
Sorry, it was obvious to me...German car, brakes, ATE (Alfred Teves), Mercedes -Benz. Many times parts we have in common with mercedes are cheaper thrpough their dealers. If the old grommets havent turned to mush, I bet you will read 'ATE' on them somewhere. When I asked for these at MB parts outlet, the guy didnt flinch, didnt look up anything, just reached around to a bin, pulled them out. Try your nearest MB or BMW outlet.
jp 83 Euro S AT 54k
Mercedes -Benz.Of course.

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