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Old 11-22-2009, 07:25 PM
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72 280se 4.5 Receiver/Dryer Substitute

As the correct receiver/dryer for this model is no longer available, does anyone have a suggestion for another?

The 4.5 liter 280se requires a vertically positioned 11"x2" (approx) receiver/dryer that mounts to the right of the condenser in front of the radiator.

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Doug in Louisiana

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:57 PM
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RECEIVER/DRYER

We ran through the same thing. We found someone in Florida. I just cannot find their name or number at this time. I will look for it in the next few day and I will let you know asap.
Gerhard
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:23 PM
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Don't know anything about the specific application, however, I usually find answers to questions like this in the illustrated section of the A/C parts catalog. It's time to play I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours at the auto parts store. Just keep in mind that a drier is not rocket science. Fit @ function is all that you need. Be flexible with the unimportant details.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:20 PM
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I don't know where you live, but if it is near a big city then I am sure there is an automotive a/c supply house there.

They are usually located in an industrial area and they don't do a lot of business with the public, but if you walk in and go to the counter sales area someone will likely be able to help you out.

A dryer like this is pretty generic and I doubt that finding a subsitute would be a hard thing to do.

Let us know how you come out on this.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:49 PM
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dryer rebuilt

I have found the address and number (if you still need it). They rebuild the driers.
Name: Classic Auto Air Manufacturing Co.
Address: 4901 Rio Vista Ave, Ste A
Tampa, Fl 33634
Number: 813-251-2356
Mercedes Classic had one in stock for $700.00 and this company rebuilt it for $100.00 including shipping and handling

Gerhard
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:26 AM
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The dryer for my 300m was $30 so I'd look and see if you could find a "Closest fit" vs rebuilding for $100!
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:22 AM
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Would one of these work? Maybe the "flare receiver drier"?

http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/ac/receiver-driers-43.php
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:57 PM
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Actually, the Horizontal O-ring Receiver Drier looks a lot like the one in question but it may be too long. I'd personally find the cheapest "It fits" or, otherwise, I'd have a shop fab a straight hose where it used to go, and relocate it.

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