Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1088

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1130

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1179

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1195

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1214

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1225

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1299

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1310

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1386

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1485

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1510

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1547

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1578

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h01/mnt/10022/domains/forum.w116.org/html/Sources/Subs.php on line 1589
High Rear Ride height, HELP!

Author Topic: High Rear Ride height, HELP!  (Read 6479 times)

500eguy

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Honolulu, Hi
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #15 on: 28 February 2007, 01:31 AM »
i also forgot to mention that he is also charging to take the springs off the parts 116. I figured after thinking about it, it is not to bad. the thing that is hindering me is that i don't have a decent place to work on the car. I will call the mechanic tomorrow, i may try to tackle this job myself.... ???
Johnny B

Old German Metal

s class

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,171
  • I'll keep the 116's, the rest can go
  • Location: Squeezing 3 W116's into a double garage
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #16 on: 28 February 2007, 02:14 AM »
500eguy,

THis is doable at home if yo are reasonably well equipped.  You must have enough decent safe stands and a good high lift jack.  It is not rocket science, but you do need a reasonable level of general mechanical experience, and preferably suspension experience.  Just be very very wary of the springs, and always think carefully and double check before removing bolts.  Make sure yo know what is in tension and what is in compression, and how to counteract these forces before you start unbolting. 

'76 6.9 Euro, '78 6.9 AMG, '80 280SE, '74 350SE, '82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro , '81 500SL

oscar

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,043
  • Location: Riverina, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #17 on: 28 February 2007, 02:31 AM »
What's more, in the library I noticed the other day whilst looking for hydro stuff, a good rundown on removing springs and shock absorbers for conventionally sprung vehicles.

Pick a 450sel, then chasis and body manual then look up the suspension part. 
1973 350SE, my first & fave

500eguy

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Honolulu, Hi
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #18 on: 28 February 2007, 11:56 AM »
he was'nt to clear on the shock absorbers, i will talk to him today. He was talking about Blistein shocks, maybe he is putting a set of those things on there. I will keep everybody updated. Oh, thanks so much for the quick and helpful responses guys.
Johnny B

Old German Metal

500eguy

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Honolulu, Hi
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #19 on: 09 March 2007, 02:50 AM »
ok, today after paying $508.00 in a repair bill...the car is fixed. It has a normal ride height now, not to mention it handles great! before it was very sketchy when you would take a corner, esp a fast one! the problem was Heavy duty springs and shocks. They were put in the car, i guess to stop it from bottoming out when a load was in it. So next stop is the body shop!
Johnny B

Old German Metal

oscar

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,043
  • Location: Riverina, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #20 on: 09 March 2007, 03:25 AM »
Great to hear!   :)

The bill sounds reasonable too yeah?
1973 350SE, my first & fave

s class

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,171
  • I'll keep the 116's, the rest can go
  • Location: Squeezing 3 W116's into a double garage
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #21 on: 09 March 2007, 03:36 AM »
Johhny B,

Thanks for the feedback.  Its a pleasure trying to help guys, and always enjoyable to get happy feedback.

'76 6.9 Euro, '78 6.9 AMG, '80 280SE, '74 350SE, '82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro , '81 500SL

500eguy

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Honolulu, Hi
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #22 on: 09 March 2007, 09:46 PM »
Gosh, the car really is handling like it should, he put good used springs in the car and new shocks.... goes to paint on Tuesday!:)
Johnny B

Old German Metal

500eguy

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Honolulu, Hi
Re: High Rear Ride height, HELP!
« Reply #23 on: 10 March 2007, 05:38 PM »
the same black that is on the car, i just need to take some rust out of the car and fix some dents and things of that nature.... that is pretty much the only thing that is letting the car down.
Johnny B

Old German Metal