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Old 01-24-2000, 07:03 PM
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I'm planning on purchasing a Sachs Sport Suspension Kit from Bekkers Import. The kit contains 4 shocks, 4 springs, and a plug for the pump. They claim once installed, things can be made nice and tidy by removing all related self-leveling components. 3 questions:

a) What parts are involved with the removal besides the pump, fluid reservoir, "plumbing", rear "shocks"?

b) Are there parts that should be left alone (i.e. - should NOT be removed due to their inaccessibility, or alternate functionality)?

c) Has anyone actually done this, and what's your assessment?

I plan on having a shop perform the work (BTW, the system is currently non-op and I plan on storing the parts in case I sell the car).

Any help is "mucho" appreciated.

Brian
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Old 01-24-2000, 10:16 PM
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Brian, I have a 16v that has the rear leveling and it handles great! Have you looked into getting the existing one fixed? You will be happy I'd bet!

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Old 01-25-2000, 06:53 PM
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Benzmac:

I need a boost of confidence. The system really hasn't been checked in detail, just a pre-purchase inspection saying the fluid reservoir was empty (I had an earlier post on this subject). From quite a few threads I've read, the consensus indicates "pitching" the self-leveling system if repairs are cost-prohibitive (i.e. - money better spent on a new suspension system than reviving the old). However, seeing as I haven't had a detailed inspection/prognosis, I wouldn't mind spending a couple "Franklins" to get the system back up to ship-shape. Could you provide a laundry list of where an inspection might start and progress from there? It would be much appreciated. BTW, I plan to have a shop do it, but it can't hurt to be an informed consumer.

Thanks!

Brian

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