On Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at 04:39 PM, Marshall Booth wrote:

Old brake fluid or DOT 3 fluid more than a year old can cause what's
happened to you.

The PO of my 190D Euro had brake fluid changed by a local garage, they used DOT 3 it ruined the rubber in the entire brake hydraulic system. I didn't test the hoses but replaced them 2 of the calipers had some fluid in the outer bellows and another was dripping real good. The reservoir cap seal had melted into the threads of the reservoir which had black gooey fluid. I've seen this with other people's cars and a bunch of Brit stuff over the years but never had the pleasure of having this problem on one of my own cars until recently.
        Its real important that approved fluid is used. DOT 3 Kills in a MB.

Johnny B.
I Mac Therefore I am

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