Len Sokoloff / January 11, 2004 / 1959 Type 220S cabriolet
Detail of the Mercedes-Benz Type 220 Spare Parts List Table 17 - "Pedals"
The combined cost for the two rubber sealing washers (#55) and two metal washers (#54) was about $11. The (leather and metal construction) sealing washers (#57) were about $40 each. Total time for the job - just over an hour.
I found that the washers for the clutch and brake pedals were in pretty sad shape.
Leather and metal construction sealing washers. Part number 136 290 00 67. There are two required (#57 in the illustration). Cost about $40 (yes, forty) each. These sealing washers are basically a leather piece riveted to a metal piece. They fit inside a plate around the brake and clutch pedal rods on the driver's side of the firewall.
Detail of part number: 136 290 00 67
This photo shows the new rubber and metal washers in place. The leather and metal construction sealing washers (#57) (136 290 00 67) are not visible from this side of the firewall.
Suggestions for those who plan to do the job
Run a die over the threads of the bolt that holds the pedal shaft in place. I always try to do this because it makes things so much easier to get back together. The bolt is an 8 x 1.25. The head is 14mm.
Lay a 4 x 4 and maybe a 2 x 4 behind the brake and clutch pedals inside the car. This will prevent you from moving the pedal shafts while you are trying to loosen/tighten the bolts and will also allow you to do the job without a helper.
Part numbers (refer to illustration)
#54 - metal washer - 2 required - 136 224 01 66
#55 - rubber sealing washer - 2 required - 120 291 03 97
#57 - leather and metal construction sealing washer - 2 required - 136 290 00 67
Photos and illustration scan courtesy: Len Sokoloff
Photos of part number 136 290 00 67 courtesy: Jeff Miller
Created: January 11, 2004 / Jeff Miller