This is one heck of a messy job. Tonight, put a drain pan under the front and rear of the hose and cut the rubber off of the car at the ends. This will allow the lines and holding spots to drain over night. You will be much happier and less dirty.
Good luck. This is not an easy repair.
1992 500E (very soon I hope
1981 280GE SWB
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