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Old 03-01-2002, 09:02 AM
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Hyd Fluid f/Accumulator change

How much of the hydraulic fluid will I need to change accumulators for the self-leveling rear suspension on a 92 500SEL? Is the M-B fluid mandatory or can standard hydraulic fluid be used??

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Old 03-01-2002, 12:49 PM
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I flushed and refilled the system in my 560SEL when I changed mine, and changed the filter in the reservoir cap. I think I went through about 4 quarts, and used the fluid from one of the internet parts sites above. (partsshop or fastlane). It is insanely expensive from the dealer, $25 USD / qt, I think, and less than half that price here.

Your car may have a different capacity, as it is a different model, but I would guess it is close.

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