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Old 06-04-2019, 03:20 AM
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W123 SLS Sedan swap

I have a 1977 300D with SLS. I want to sell it off some time.

I have a 1977 250 parts car with normal rear suspension.


Does anyone know if the top shock/strut mounts are the same (I think they aren't hence asking) so I can retrieve the SLS system (probably whole rear subframe) from that car before I sell it, to potentially swap it into my 1978 turbo'd 300D.


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1977 280> 300D - 500,000km+
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:30 AM
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The 300D saloons (sedans as you call them) with SLS are incredibly rare! When properly adjusted, they deliver a true magic carpet experience.

The struts are NLA even in the aftermarket.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:42 AM
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Seems like a lot of work. Does that 78 have the engine head with the hydraulic pump made for the SLS? More people take the SLS systems out, to swap in regular springs and shocks, than try to put them in.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:21 PM
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IIRC, mounts are the same.

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Old 06-04-2019, 04:35 PM
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It hink this document will be extremely helpful. See attachen .pdf files.
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Seems like a lot of work. Does that 78 have the engine head with the hydraulic pump made for the SLS? More people take the SLS systems out, to swap in regular springs and shocks, than try to put them in.
Yes it does, and the system works well in that car. It has near new gas spheres. I bought a few bottles of the right oil to do a flush/change but I don't drive the car anymore (failed our country's safety inspection) so never got around to doing it.
I have two 617.952s in my garage ex 300TDs so will be able to make the system work in the other car.
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1978 300D, 373,000km 617.912, 711.113 5 speed, 7.5mm superpump, HX30W turbo...not yet legal
1984 240TD>300TD 121,000 miles, *sold*
1977 250 parts car
1977 280> 300D - 500,000km+
1999 Hyundai Lantra 1.6

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Old 06-04-2019, 04:53 PM
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It hink this document will be extremely helpful. See attachen .pdf files.

Brilliant. Thanks for those.
In the next months I'm going to buy myself a 4.5T 2 post car hoist which will make this job 10x easier (and now viable).
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1984 240TD>300TD 121,000 miles, *sold*
1977 250 parts car
1977 280> 300D - 500,000km+
1999 Hyundai Lantra 1.6

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:07 PM
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I bought a few bottles of the right oil to do a flush/change.
Note that the right one is only A 000 989 91 03 or Castrol Hyspin ZH-M! Only this two have official MB-Freigabe 343.0
Whole system volume is 3,5 L.
And don't forget about new filter A 002 184 55 01.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:19 AM
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Thanks. I'm not sure how available those are here in NZ. (For example there is only one supplier here of LiquiMoly diesel purge, and Zerex G05 is veery hard to come by)
FWIW, I bought this stuff: MB15 SUSPENSION FLUID (MINERAL) | Penrite Oil
Will need a filter for sure.
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1984 240TD>300TD 121,000 miles, *sold*
1977 250 parts car
1977 280> 300D - 500,000km+
1999 Hyundai Lantra 1.6

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