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I've had problems with pressure hoses on many vehicles.
My 1993 SL500 blew a steering pump hose a while back, there was no OEM replacement available without ordering and waiting for several days. I took the old hose to a workshop that makes up pressure hoses for diggers like JCBs and they made one up there and then for only £23 or $28. The OEM MB part was going to be around £85 or $90.
It installed without any problems and is still good after about ten years. I believe that the pressure (PSI) specification was higher than the more expensive OEM part.

I would recommend that you just take it to workshop that makes hoses up to measure (y)
 

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Deja Vu!!

I recently successfully repaired a leaking fuel pump on my 1993 SL500 so I was surprised yesterday when I could smell petrol/gasoline.
Checking underneath the car it was a pressure hose from the fuel filter to the fuel pump that was leaking. This was probably due to its age and moving it around when repairing the pump. (See photo of the old hose and the pieces that had to be cut and brazed onto the new hose)
I took it to my local workshop who make up pressure hoses. They had to cut and braze the end fittings to the new hose fittings and made a very neat job of it.
The new hose is now fitted with no leaks.
Total cost €40 or $40

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