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Old 03-23-2002, 07:56 PM
tom woolner tom woolner is offline
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can 500E self-leveling system be bypassed?

I am in the process of purchasing a 92 500E from a lot whichspecializes in refurbishing BMWs. The last item to be dealt with is the rear suspension. The owner is balking at replacing the rear shocks, which he says are making an internal noise, with self-leveling shocks. He would prefer to bypass the system, if possible, and put regular shocks in.
!) Is this possible? If so,what are the ramifications? Can it be restored at a later date?
2) What is the savings?
Another possibility is for me to pay the difference. How important is the self-leveling feature?


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