This isn't necessarily a Mercecedes question, but I did break this on
my 300D while "fixing" the air conditioning. Well, I was working on my
A/C and checking for leaks, loose connections, replacing O-rings,
etc., and I took the high side service port off (a retrofit port) and
looked at it, cleaned it, and put it back on.
However, I put it on too tight. I sheared the port off of the pipe.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Current
recommendations to me are to replace the hose (with one that has the
fitting on it), and I have found a replacement at buymbparts and at
autohausaz, but I don't have the $250-$300 in the parts budget to get
a new one right now. Ideally, one off of a junk yard car would be the
So, three big questions.
What should I do in the meantime? (until its fixed to avoid damage to
Is there any downside to one from a used car?
Can this be reattached? welded, epoxy, solder, duct tape??? My guess
is no, since its the high side line and is under pretty high pressures
Okay, that first question up there makes it four questions
Thanks for any help.