> Andrew wrote: > > This is a chicken and egg kind of thing. Did the SLS pump > fail, sending oil through the system that damaged the > spheres? If so, did this the flex hose to rupture? On the > other hand, if the spheres were already defective, could > this somehow have led to contamination of the SLS fluid, > turning it black? Inquiring minds want to know.
Failing SLS accumulators (spheres) will NOT cause the oil to turn black. I have seen no evidence for or against engine oil causing accumulator or hose damage. With a failing pump seal, I have only seen SLS oil leak into the engine - not engine oil leak into the pump. That's because the shaft is on the high-pressure side of the pump - not the input/suction side. The fluid get dark with age and use. And if you have a hose that's dead, I could see that maybe the deterioration of the hose causing the fluid to get dark. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com