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Old 09-20-2002, 09:28 AM
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Empty Fluid Bottle....

I have a 92 500SL. Under the bonnet on the left hand side (facing the car), next to the washer bottle is a fluid bottle. Could someone help identify it? I guess all 4973cc, 32Valves, 326bhp (more powerful in UK!) V8's have this fluid bottle in the same place. It has a min & max mark very close to each other, especially compared to the size of the bottle! It's just I'm a little worried as it's empty! (I've only just brought the beauty, so I'm learning!). Apart from the empty fluid bottle, the car is faultless and in tip top condition!
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Any news on the mystery Fluid Bottle?
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Old 09-20-2002, 12:47 PM
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Does it have a hose that goes to water pump housing or radiator?
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Old 09-20-2002, 01:13 PM
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It's Ok, I've since taken it to a Mercedes dealer and they told me it was the suspension fluid bottle! They re-filled it free of charge and now I just have to wait and see if there is a leak...
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Old 09-20-2002, 09:49 PM
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Do keep a close eye on the level to see if it drops.

I would imagine there is a UK equivalent phone # but if not, you could probably call 1-800-FOR MERC to order an owner's manual if it didn't come with one.

Congrats on the fine vehicle!
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Old 09-20-2002, 10:33 PM
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On my 560SEL it is in fact the Suspension Fluid Reservoir - from what I read on here, keep it half filled with Merc Hyrdaulic fluid ONLY.

Mine was empty when I bought it, the rear rose right up! There was one line that was slowly seeping, I had that replaced and am good to go.
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