Well said. Got a response almost immediately from Richard Easely, found a source for the piston seal this morning and should have it by Friday. Hopefully, by Saturday noon we'll have a verdict on the B-2 repair. On the upside, the fluid and pan were both very clean, no metal or grit. Will keep you all posted.
'02 C230 Kompressor
'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)