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Old 06-03-2007, 11:53 PM
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W123 SHIM list, for Suspension Spring, Application ALL

SHIM, suspension spring W123.123 chassis 240D

Shim, front spring 8 MM thick, one burls
MB# 123 321 13 84

Shim, front spring 13 MM thick, two burls
MB# 123 321 14 84

Shim, front spring 18 MM thick, three burls
MB# 123 321 15 84

Shim, front spring 23 MM thick, four burls
MB# 123 321 16 84
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Shim, REAR spring 9.5 MM thick, one burls
MB# 115 325 22 44

Shim, REAR spring 14 MM thick, one burls
MB# 115 325 23 44

Shim, REAR spring 19 MM thick, one burls
MB# 115 325 24 44





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Old 04-21-2016, 11:21 AM
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Shim size determined by "burls"?

Hi,

I will be replacing my rear spring shims soon, and I need to know what size to order.
This list offers "burls"- are the shims made of wood?
For the rear shims there are three thicknesses listed, but only one "burl" for each thickness?
I would like to know if the shim thickness can be identified by the "burl" count before ordering and removing. My car is a daily driver and pulling the shims to measure before ordering seems like a problem. I don't know if they will still come out in one piece, or has a handful of kibbles.

Please advise, I would like to keep my daily driver a daily driver, not a "jack stand queen".

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Old 04-21-2016, 06:06 PM
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for a w123, I recall being able to see them. Feeling them might be easier though.

They are not wood, but that is funny. "burls" = nubby pieces of extruding rubber.

If you get really confused and are uncertain, you could look up the info about the springs which determines what shims to use.

There are paint codes on the springs which are based on their final characteristics. These are easily visible if you clean the springs (they should be matched) and still have good paint on them
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:43 PM
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There is a typo in the 1st post. I was wondering what a burl is. It is small round nubs that sticks out of the rubber as markers, I guess it is a micro burl lol,


Shim, REAR spring 9.5 MM thick, one burls
MB# 115 325 22 44

Shim, REAR spring 14 MM thick, two burls
MB# 115 325 23 44

Shim, REAR spring 19 MM thick, three burls
MB# 115 325 24 44
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:04 PM
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Im buying 2-burl shims for the rear, the mercedes part is nearly 3 times the price, ive found meyle and febis, which are much cheaper, but I was hoping a more reputable manufacturer would make them. Does anybody know who makes the Mercedes part? And would meyle or febi be okay or should I just buckle down and buy the genuine part? Also why is the genuine 2 burl for the front seven dollarish but the rears are like forty, availability?
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:46 PM
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Yes

LEMFORDER still makes them.




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LEMFORDER still makes them.




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Who sells them? I would prefer them.

When I purchase my 2 burl rear pads, I could only find Febi, Meyle and Geniune, I opted to go with Meyle. So far so good.


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Who sells them? I would prefer them.

When I purchase my 2 burl rear pads, I could only find Febi, Meyle and Geniune, I opted to go with Meyle. So far so good.


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