1999 Mercedes E55 AMG

Cool, Calm and Collected – Fitting the New Radiator to the 1999 Mercedes E55 AMG

We’ve been waiting on the radiator/gearbox cooler for the 1999 Mercedes E55 AMG, but it is now in the car ready for it to be tested.

Some may remember from the previous post, our technician Paul, found a leak coming from the radiator which on the E55’s also acts as a gearbox cooler. Unfortunately, this required it to be replaced with a brand new unit to ensure both the V8 and its gearbox remain well within their operating temperatures.

Now that the new unit is in the car, our in house technicians can begin testing the various systems to ensure that this ’90s super wagon is ready to be used and enjoyed.

Start at the Beginning – Preparing for Work to Begin on the 1999 Mercedes E55 AMG.

This 1999 Mercedes E55 AMG was recovered into Bridge Classic Cars recently with a hydraulic issue.

Upon inspection, our technicians found that many of the metal lines that run under the vehicle had corroded to the point where some had unfortunately cracked.

Along with the hydraulic lines for the rear brakes and suspension, our in-house technicians also discovered a leak coming from the radiator at the front. On these specific cars, the radiator also acts as a gearbox cooler (with a secondary internal core) which our technicians believe to be the culprit for the suspected leak on the bottom of the pan.

After putting together the list of specific hoses needed to get this exceptional piece of ’90s performance back into safe and working condition, next was the prepare the car for install.

To do this, our technicians had to meticulously go through the rear suspension in order to make sure that the rear axle could be taken out of the car safely and securely. With the rear axle now removed from the back end of the V8 wagon, Paul could start to remove all of the affected hydraulic lines and begin to work his way getting the car ready to accept the new lines.

Expect to see more on this wonderful Super Wagon very soon on our News Page!

Hydraulic issue on E55 AMG

We got a late arrival to the workshops on Sunday afternoon as the RAC delivered us a 1999 Mercedes E55 AMG with hydraulic issues. Heading up to Birmingham the car suddenly lost it’s hydraulic fluid out of the rear covering

Upon further investigation, the fuel and brake lines are also starting to corrode so now is as good a time as any to replace the pipework underneath.

We also discovered an unexpected power steering leak. Having seen signs of fluid on the belly pan we thought we best remove the cover to find out what the cause could be. Unfortunately it has revealed a leak on the front hose which will need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.