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Old 01-04-2016, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by BillGrissom View Post
Ditto. People say it was for the "shutdown transient". You obviously don't need them since your engine ran smooth without them. I think they were an act of irrational exuberance by M-B engineers. To that list add: steering damper, aux water pump, oil cooler, ...
All 3 of those things are important and add something to the car that is needed...

No the shocks are not critical, but the banging jarring at start up and shutdown is eliminated with good shocks. It's much more of a refined feeling, which us what these cars were engineered for.
'84 190D 2.2 5MT (Red/Palomino) Current car. Love it!
'85 190D 2.2 Auto *Cali* (Blue/Blue) *sold*
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