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2001 CL500 Extremely loud bang, followed by a dump of oil.ABC?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Mikesmerc, May 23, 2020.

  1. Mikesmerc

    Mikesmerc Senior Member

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    Was stuck in traffic today after a short drive when I heard what sounded like a shot gun, looked in the rear view mirror and I had dumped quiet a bit oil on the road, immediately followed by smoke (exhaust burning it off) followed by a red ABC display, limped home a mile or so, suspension still up but the ABC reservoir is empty. Seems to have happened above the plastic sump guard near the drivers side.
    Any ideas guys of what has let go??
    Thanks
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    That’s the position of one of the valve blocks and accumulator. So could be pipe or accumulator.
     
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    Thanks mate, got get it up in the air and take a peek I presume
    Rgds
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    This is a picture of a wing in an SL that blew the accumulator in two along the weld. You couldn’t bend the “flaps” back in. That’s some force. 2214423C-C45C-4580-8CF1-F743B2375D88.jpeg 00658988-90C6-404E-886E-A2FE1F808760.jpeg
     
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    Pipes can be made up by any hydraulic place. Pirtek etc.

    Accumulators are about £150?

    Valve blocks can be rebuilt- a Viton o ring set is about £80ish? or you can Contact someone like Welwyn Mercs who could do it for you.
     
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    From outside I would have guessed armour-piercing RPG.

    But from inside???



    Alien.
     
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    ABC runs on very high pressure :eek:
     
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    192 bars of Pentosin will do that!
     
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    Ouch! That must have been scary for any passersby!
     
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    Wonder if duct tape a near color match!!!
     
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    Love the way you are pointing at the hole caused by the devastating explosion :D:D:D
     
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    Just to give it a sense of scale but I have fat fingers too. :D
     
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    Blimey I wouldn't have believed the extent of it without the piccie. Another good reason not to buy an ABC car.:)
     
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    That is major shiz :eek: , i guess its a rare failure . . .
    . Right ? o_O
     
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    Very, only seen it this once.
     
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    Flipping heck.
     
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    Stick some duct tape over both wings buddy , that will stop the same happening to your car :D
     
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    Don’t sit on the wing while it’s running or you will know what it’s like to get a rocket up your arse. ;)
     
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