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Date registered: Jun 2006
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92 500sl r129 - front is sitting on the ground
I have a 92 500sl R129, the car was sitting for about 2 years and I recently replaced a lot of things before starting her up again that I knew needed replacing. I also replaced the front suspension "spheres" that connect to the hydraulic auto leveling suspension, I think it's called ASR or something like that?
The car has always had issues with the front sitting too low, so after all the work i start her up and everything is working fine except for the suspension. The front is sitting as low as it possibly can, I let the car run for a good 1 hour thinking it might bleed the air out, i tried to bleed it at the pump and at the front spheres. Still no luck.
A few things to note:
* pump is working, bleeding at the pump results in lots of fluid coming out and onto the ground. Doesnt shoot out with high pressure though, more like "burps".
* When attempting to bleed at the spheres, i get almost no fluid, just a tiny bit comes out and thats it, then no more than drip drip drip
* The return line to the reservoir looks like nothing is coming out of it. I might be wrong, but isnt the return line supposed to constantly have something coming out of it back into the reservoir?
Any suggestions? Any links or writeups that might help?