How I adjusted the toe in / out, camber and caster on my W123 300D
I've recently rebuilt and renewed the rear and front suspension of my 1981 W123 300D. I've also attempted to do a four wheel alignment. I've done this for fun as a hobby. I plan to take my finished efforts to the dealer to get the ultimate verification of the method and my ability.
This method is not new it is an amalgamation of information I've found from several sources.
This method is not a quick method it takes a long time it is fiddly and for many people I guess they will find it frustrating. It has the potential to save you money, however, there is no such thing as a free lunch read on!
Quick note about safety:-
If you do this to your car you are potentially doing something dangerous. It is not only dangerous performing this technique - cars on slip plates do move! - but it is also potentially dangerous if you get this wrong. After adjusting suspension components don't head straight off into the sunset trying to break the land speed record. Take your time and be sensible make sure your car is doing what you expect it to.
Warning:- At present I have not taken my car to the dealer to get a 4 wheel alignment to confirm the validity of this method.
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!