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Old 04-26-2005, 05:47 PM
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Coil Spring Compressor

Does anyone have the proper tool for removal of the front springs on a 560sl? I know that some believe that you can use an Autozone tool or you don't even need a tool, but I'd rather play it safe. I'd like to rent it from someone since I only plan on doing my control arm bushings once and don't want to spend $600 on a tool.

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Old 04-26-2005, 06:40 PM
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Try www.************************. They have tools for rent.

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Old 04-27-2005, 11:37 AM
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Harbor Freight Tools

Will either of these tools from Harbor Freight do the job?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=3980

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=47890
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:57 AM
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:36 PM
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The only coil spring compressor that you want to use are either the

Mercedes tool,Very expensive at the dealer, $1200
Sir Tool, I have this one and it works fine, $550

http://www.sirtools.com/mercedes.htm , scroll down to the M0070 tool

Klann tool, $650-800, They build the Mercedes tool.

http://www.klanntools.com/ , the KL 0021 tool

There is a new "knockoff" copy of the Klann tool, look on ebay for it. One of the former visitors of the forum has one and said it worked fine.

zdmak

http://www.toolss.com/wbstore/main.asp?action=PROD&PROD=924-0231&CTMP=1&LowCt=0

Any other compressor may lead to death and/or dismemberment.

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Old 04-27-2005, 12:38 PM
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In most MBs there isn't room to compress the springs by gripping the coils from outside. You need the less common spring tool that is comprised of two plates and a lead screw that pulls the plates together.

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I think George Murphy also rents the correct compressor. He's in the STAR every month.

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Which one works on the w210's
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:04 AM
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And then there's this one:

http://www.zdmak.com/wbstore/main.asp?LowCt=0&action=cat&cat=MERCEDES%20TOOLS
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:36 PM
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I found the type for the w210. It's the offset type made by Klann KL0013 (see URL above )or there's a knockoff by ROJOimparts on ebay. I bought one from them today and will let members know how it works.
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