Just spotted my 04 W209 CLK 270 has a broken front coil spring. So had all the quotes ranging from £290 + vat at dealers, to £216 at local Indy. Job i've done a few times before on other makes, without problems using standard spring compressors. Had a good read of posts on here and having looked at the struts, looks like my trusty compressors will not fit due to the size of the spring pans. Just wondering if anyone has done this job, and if anyone has tried machine marts 1 tonne hydraulic compressor (about £100) or the sealey equivalent on these struts. Also I believe there's a special tool to required to remove the slotted nut on the upper pan, anyone know where this is available from. I'm fully aware car springs posses a lot of energy when compressed, and would only attempt this with suitable tools.