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Old 06-29-2000, 08:14 PM
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on my 1985 500sel how do i tell if it has hydropneumatic suspension on all four corners

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Old 06-29-2000, 09:35 PM
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See any springs?
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Old 06-29-2000, 09:38 PM
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yes
on the front

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Old 06-29-2000, 10:28 PM
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If you had the hydropneumatic suspension, with a couple people in the vehicle and you turned off the vehicle and got out of it, you would see the car slowly lower itself after about 2-3 seconds. Also if you see springs, then you know you don't have it. Hydropneumatic suspension uses hydraulic fluid vs. nitrogen as your components for ride stability.

I was just wondering Benzman, cuz my '84 500SEL Euro DOES have it. Maybe yours only has it on the rear suspension.

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Old 06-30-2000, 12:09 AM
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From what I've heard, when the system is working it is smoother than any conventional suspension. I just need to replace my nitrogen spheres and it should be as good as new.

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Old 06-30-2000, 12:57 AM
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is there any other way to tell beacuse i dont have people ride in the car

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Old 06-30-2000, 12:53 PM
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fz500sel:

You said, "If you have springs, then you don't have hydropnuematic (HP) suspension". Is the 500-series different than the 190E 2.3-16V series HP suspension? My 1986 2.3-16V has HP rear suspension AND rear springs, hmmm . . .

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Old 06-30-2000, 11:45 PM
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I think that you have hydraulics in the rear, the reason I say this, is I was looking at your pic of your engine compartment, and I see the hydraulic pump there. It's the thing to the right of your powersteering hoses, and it looks like it has 4 or 5 (five i think) green steel lines going to it. Matter of fact, shouldn't there be a black little screwtop lid for the resevoir?
Oh, and I noticed that your coil wire is blue but the rest look black, or is that just an illusion?
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Old 07-01-2000, 12:59 AM
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is there any other way to tell is it what keeps the back wells from boing out when there is alot of wieght in it
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Old 07-01-2000, 09:16 PM
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fz500sel i saw your pics on hacks mb page i was wondering what happen to your euro headlights. i talked to my shop and yes i do have it

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1981 300sd 278k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300d 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 130k
1991 300e 2.6 (hopefully soon)

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Old 07-01-2000, 09:52 PM
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Looks like I was right. fz500sel bought the car the way you see it. whats up with the coil wire?
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