2001 SLK320 R170 MT clutch engagement travels to the floor mushy…

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2001 SLK320 R170 MT engagement travels to the floor, brake pedal —

Two years ago I started having clutch and brake problems my 2001 SLK320 roadster at National driving events. The pedal engagement would closer and closer to the floor. I experienced a gradual mushy pedal. Both these would resolve themselves the car cooled off for about 30-40

My friend, an SCCA racer who a Mustang Cobra from a GT with parts he sourced on the told me to source out the following and once installed they solve my problems. How could I that up? Now this is not a how-to, as I am not a and my friend did all the work.

The only how-to I can provide, I was pushed under the car to take picture, is the location of the rubber hiding the manual transmission bleeder screw which can be on the bottom of the transmission on the passenger Gently peel the rubber away to expose the clutch screw.

For the record my 2001 SLK320 was built in July 2000. the R170 SLK roadster uses the fluid reservoir for both the and the manual transmission clutch. greatly simplifies changing and the brake/clutch fluid.

Brake — My only requirement was it must comply with the DOT 4 requirement. He picked the following I found on www.amazon.com


Four pints of Motul DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid and I have two unopened pints

Brake Pads — My requirements included: having fit the factory calipers including the sensors and minimize brake So with all that in mind my decided that the following would work and I ordered from www.summitracing.com

Front: EPC EPC-DP41075R

Rear: EPC YellowStuff

Braided brake lines Apparently the SCCA highly these and they are required for the Cobra. I order the following www.autoanything.com

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Goodridge High Brake Lines 34040

bleeder — These are one way bleeder valves allowing one to bleed the brakes and the clutch. I the following from www.speedbleeder.com

2 x Speed Bleeder Products

Rear and clutch: 3 x Speed Products SB8125LL

After all these parts, I am happy to that I drove to, participated in and home from the 2011 National Gemütlichkeit event in Ohio without any problems. The pedal engagement was consistently in the spot. You don’t really how big a deal this is until it The brakes worked flawlessly and as I confidence in their stopping I continued to delayed my braking

Now my friend really believes the of the entire brake and clutch of the old fluid with the higher brake fluid solved my clutch and brake problems.

2001 Mercedes Benz slk320 for sale
2001 Mercedes Benz slk320 for sale

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