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Mercedes 6.9: Suspension strut overhaul

Started by jllgd, 05 September 2019, 05:28 PM

rumb

Quote from: goldacre on 24 November 2022, 10:43 PMI have the rear only self leveling suspension so are these the same struts as the 6.9 thus this seal kit can do those as well??


The struts are a different part number so I dont know.  Can you measure the main shaft diameter?
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

raueda1

If you want to do it yourself then this may be of interest:

strut rebuild

I used Robert's kit and had other parts refurbished by tcj.  It wasn't cheap but cheaper than buying rebuilt units with the advantage of knowing the condition of inner components.  Now the car never sags, ever, even after months and holds system pressure perfectly.  The red pressure light only even comes on if car has sat for a month or 2.  Good luck and cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

goldacre

Hi rumb, not at that stage yet  :'(

I will be looking at the levelling valve as it's caked in grime so suspect it has a leak/weep and discovered that "Mercedessource" bloke seems to supply a kit and instructions for that.

Was thinking of investing in your kit as a future 'just in case' insurance. But good to know part number is different and wonder if its just a stronger casing given its a spring- less strut?  ???

Thanks for link raueda1 :)

G
12/1979 450 SEL 148K on clock (museum piece)
12/1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo 87K on clock 'Darling, look what Q has brought for us, isn't it nice' :)

Randys01


goldacre

12/1979 450 SEL 148K on clock (museum piece)
12/1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo 87K on clock 'Darling, look what Q has brought for us, isn't it nice' :)