Date registered: May 2014
Vehicle: 1998 E320 4matic Wagon, 1981 Yamaha Maxim XJ650
Location: Akron, OH
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Ultimately it's your decision what to do with your R-Class, I will offer one last piece of advice (and this is coming from a former Mercedes-Benz technician... ME). If you introduce something like fix-a-flat into the Airmatic system, your car will end up in the dealership within a very short time, all four corners will be on the ground, and they'll give you a $5,000 estimate for all the air struts, lines, compressor, relay, and various other parts, because the whole system will have to be repaired. Google "Air Conditioning Stop Leak Can" and read the horror stories of what a $4 can of stop leak can introduced into an A/C system. I've seen it dozens of times in my career.
There's an old saying in the repair industry, there's nothing more expensive than a cheap shortcut.