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Old 01-06-2009, 03:09 PM
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$70.98 "O" Ring?

Had a leak in the ABC Hydraulic pressure controller . Was the "O" Ring on the pressure sensor. The repair kit is a A220 320 11 58 . It contains a green "o" ring and a metal guide to install the "O" ring. How the hell can they justify $70.98 for that?
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:23 PM
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That number is for the ABC system pressure sensor kit (includes sensor). MB suggested list is $65.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:44 PM
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Ahhhh-Haaaa .. No sensor in the Box.. That explains some of it..Thanks
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:00 PM
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Just called the dealer. He said no sensor comes with it!.. I will just return it and find it elswhere I guess.. Thanks Doc
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:56 PM
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Dealer just called MB.. Says all you get is the little "O" Ring and the thimble to install it.. Thats absoulutly stupid.. Aint the dealers fault but dont MB have a concience? $70.00!!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:48 PM
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Well, now that you have one, you have an opportunity, assuming that this is a common failure.

1. Source identical o-ring (color may mean nitrile, or maybe Viton?)

2. Make a similar tool.

3. Write up repair instructions w/pictures.

4. Sell at 3/4 MB price.

5. Profit!!!!!

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:56 PM
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Put A air cond. O ring in there..$ .25 ea... Works fine. Couple wraps of electricians tape on the thread , roll the oring on and remove tape..
What a rip !
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:45 AM
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Nice work, but where was the tape used and why??

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Put A air cond. O ring in there..$ .25 ea... Works fine. Couple wraps of electricians tape on the thread , roll the oring on and remove tape..
What a rip !
Good job!
Can you explain further the use of the tape and to which 'thread' are you referring?
Did you use/keep the old sensor and is 'that' the 'thread' you are talking about? I'm unable to picture the application.

Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:09 AM
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I put the tape over the threads on the sensor so they wouldnt damage the o ring. Yes.. used old sensor and everything. The sensor was loose and that is probly why the original o ring blew..
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:28 PM
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I'll say it again. Good job and great thinking!

One more question...was your car diagnosed at the dealer or an independant or by yourself?

These types of experience will allow many of us to fully enjoy our cars and help to empower us as well as save us money.

Thanks for sharing the experience.
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