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Old 09-01-2003, 12:56 AM
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W140 washer level indicator

After three months, the S420 is starting to show its W140 heritage. Wife mentions that the washer fluid light is on. Pour in MB washer fluid concentrate and a bunch of water. Indicator beside the radiator isn't rising. Tap, tap, tap. Starts to rise... starts to fall. And my foot's getting wet! Turns out the indicator pipette is cracked in a couple of places and the hose from the washer tank to the indicator is brittle. It's easy enough to work on through the tow hook port in the bumper.

I capped the nipple for the indicator and I'll price a new inidicator. But with the dash warning that obviously works, I wonder how much I should spend on a replacement indicator?

95 S420
91 300SE
87 300SDL
83 300SD
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