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Old 11-17-2006, 10:23 AM
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Smile wheel alignment

Can anyone tell me the values or parameters for the correct front wheel alignment for 240D year 1981. I mean values like, caster, toe in, divergence etc.
I believe the new shops donīt have the right parameters for correct alignement and as result my tires wear out fast THANKS

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:38 AM
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Have you tried the on-line service manual?...... http://mb.braingears.com
That is where I found the parameters for mine.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:41 AM
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Well, After posting the following verbage I re-read your post and see you're in a foreign country, so the following probably doesn't apply to your situation but it may be good info for car owners here in the US who stumble onto this thread. I'm sorry but I should have looked closer before responding!


"Its not the specs that the shops may not have, its the locking bar and probably an experienced tech. If they don't have the specs you don't want to go there.
Even with the specs they can do a poor job and your going to have a car that pulls or the steering wheel won't be centered. Ask an Indy what shop they recommend that way you are riding on some else's experience. Even if you have to stop and talk with the shop owner its worth finding a good AAlignment shop, provided there is one in your area. I realize many places will not have a decent Alignment shop within many miles so its important if you don't want a car that wanders or eats tires to go to a good alignment shop. Meaning not any tire shop that wants to charge you for experimenting. If you carry the specs to an inexperienced tech he is not likely to have the locking bar, which makes the job come out with the steering wheel in the centered position.

I use a shop that is about 12 miles from home, even in a heavily populated area like the SF Bay Area there are plenty of alignment shops I won't use, I'll happily drive past them on the way to Custom Alignment. They do it right the first time.
http://www.customalignment.com/
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A good job is predicated on having good bushings, ball joints and so on.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:34 PM
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thank you

I appreciate your information
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:35 PM
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thanks Sam

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Have you tried the on-line service manual?...... http://mb.braingears.com
That is where I found the parameters for mine.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:41 PM
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does your car pull to the right, like most benzes?

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