The washer fluid reservoir of my 380sl is leaking from a seam, and a
new one is over $200 -- if you can believe that So, I was wondering if
anyone has had any success repairing these and, if so, what the best
Wow! That's incredible... I even checked with two sources and still over
$220... I know SL engine compartment has alot of room... maybe you can
retrofit a newer reservoir into your engine bay... some newer reservoir can
be had for much less.
Otherwise, I'd run to Pick a Part yard and yank one off there.
If you still want to try to repair it, I would want to use epoxy glue...
rough up the surface at the seem... good 1/4" to each side of the seem...
rough it up with sandpaper or a drill attachment... then spread epoxy over
the entire surface and let dry.
I have never had any luck getting epoxy or JB Weld to stick to whatever
material MB uses. I am tempted to try to use the Harbor Fright plastic
welder. Go to www.harborfreight.com and enter 41592 in the search box.
41602 are plastic welding rods.
Thanks for telling me this, Karl. My first thought was to try a
plastic epoxy, like Devcon's. But now that I know you haven't had any
success with epoxies maybe I'll go to the Harbor Frieght plastic
welder, which was my second choice. Then again, maybe I can find a
local shop that welds plastic, and let them give it a try.
I'll let you know how I make out in either case.
I just fixed some broken plastic with Devcon Plastic Welder. I have never
have had any real success with adhesives, but this worked well, and the
repair has lasted more than a month of daily use. Granted, I didn't fix
Mercedes plastic, but based upon the success I had fixing the broken plastic
of my cell phone case, I would certainly give it a try.
Yeah, and he could also get a replacement reservoir from a junked
car while he was there.
Seriously, another alternative would be to squeeze a bead of plastic
model cement (you know, the stuff that fills the room with the smell
of toluene) into the crack.
"If everybody in this town connected with politics had to
leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you
would have no government." -- Barry Goldwater
Mine turned out to be the gasket that houses
Thanks for the info. I just assumed it was the bottle because the
leaking stopped when the level got to a certain point. I guess I
should check the gasket while I'm at it though. That would be a
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