Though I have never practiced, I hold a BS in Metallurgical Engineering. You might say at this point that my engineering specialty is MB autos.
The point in suspension discussions is springs and absorbers. Each theoretically does a little of the other. To understand the concept they must be named as such.
If you reread my post you will note the section where I explain the condition where the suspension bounces like a basketball. After driving on these depleted accumulators for a time the fluid gets driven from the system and the shocks no long support or dampen. I have seen this condition numerous times. I have seen it take out the pump a few times and cause strut leaks quite often.
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician