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Old 04-15-2012, 11:28 AM
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estate rear self leveling

Hi my self leveling suspension is holed, on inspection the whole rear system (pipes spheres and valve) are very badly corroded, is it possible to just fit uprated saloon dampers in place of the self leveling units and run like that. What are the downsides if it is possible.

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:36 AM
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This subject is asked and answered almost monthly on this forum. Here is what you will find with a quick search.

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It might be helpful to list the model of your car.
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It's been a few years since we owned a MB wagon, plus my memory not being what it once was, I don't think you can simply put standard shocks on the rear. Estates/wagons weight more in the rear than a sedan (saloon). Though there are springs back there, they are designed to work in conjunction with hydo-pneumatic shocks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for the link when I searched I didn't use sls and couldn't find much the car is a w124 93 220te

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:14 PM
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I don't know much about the W124 but if you go to EverythingBenz - Mercedes-Benz Forum and Web Search Using Google you can see a stripped down version of the EPC. There you can find pictures of the parts that will show if there was ever a non SLS version out there. I'm guessing there was... as there was for the W123. Anyway carefully check each part number between a car with SLS and a car without as you might find the springs are different for example. You might have problems getting all of the part numbers using this Russian EPC but I'm sure with help from the forum and google you'll get the whole list in the end if you don't want to go through the official route via

www.startekinfo.com (Non US residents have to pay for this service - I'm guessing 'cos you used the word "estate" instead of wagon that you're in the UK)
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:44 PM
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I don't know much about the W124... I'm guessing there was...
"Guessing" is not a good concept in a technical forum. And, your guess about a non-SLS 124 TE from the factory....is wrong.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:00 PM
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"Guessing" is not a good concept in a technical forum. And, your guess about a non-SLS 124 TE from the factory....is wrong.

That is all.
You tell'em. That will make sure he never answers those pesky questions anymore. Carry on.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:13 AM
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"Guessing" is not a good concept in a technical forum. And, your guess about a non-SLS 124 TE from the factory....is wrong.

That is all.
Concept?

Concept?

Hmmmm...

Do you have any information that can help the OP?

Checking in the parts catalogue to see if W124 wagons were fitted without SLS seems like a good plan to me.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:15 AM
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already in here

All the info the OP needs are in the threads in post #2 supplied by Bio300TDT.

In summary, ALL 124 TE and TD came from the factory with SLS. The coil springs AND the hydraulic stuts function TOGETHER to support the weight of the rear end. SLS is not just a convenience feature when carrying heavy loads.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the link when I searched I didn't use sls and couldn't find much the car is a w124 93 220te

Gary
Hey Gary.

Anyrode, the SLS is the best way to handle the rear of one of those cars. Standard style dampers and springs would compromise the handling if you had a load onboard.


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