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WANTED: SLS blocking plate, rear springs and rear shocks from 420SEL

Hello,

I am trying to get rid of the SLS in my 560sel. The shocks are both leaking and accumulators are both bad as well. Rather than spending money to fix, I'd like to spend money on getting the car setup with coils.

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Also, If someone has the SLS shocks for a decent price, i'd consider keeping the SLS system.

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Also, If someone has the SLS shocks for a decent price, i'd consider keeping the SLS system.
The shocks are $370 each at autohausaz.com, free shipping, no sales tax. The accumulators are $103 - $145 depending on which of 3 different ones you need. About $1000 in parts to maintain the ride that everyone wants. It's a lot to spend on a w126 so it kind of depends on how much you like the car and if you are going to keep it. I'm sure you could get the parts for under $200 at a junkyard if you want to try and do it on the cheap. The accumulators can be tested if you disconnect the hydraulic line by inserting the eraser end of a pencil inside it. If you can feel the rubber diaphram and it has resistence, it's not broken so that means it's probably good. If the pencil bottoms out on the back of the accumulator and you hit metal, that means it is bad. Shocks and accumulators don't have to be replaced in pairs. If one shock leaks, replace that shock, not both.

I'm only bothering to write this because I have a W123 wagon with SLS and when I fixed it I fell in love with the ride.

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Scoot, thanks for the accumulator testing tip. Going to check some of the ones I got.

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Scoot, thanks for the accumulator testing tip. Going to check some of the ones I got.
That's the info I got when I was getting my W123 wagon SLS sorted out. And it was correct in my situation - both my accumulators had nothing much of a diaphram left, and the new replacements were nice and resistant. The "driving" symptom of a bad accumulator is when going over a speed bump, the rear suspension WAY over reacts and gives you quite a jolt. Very unpleasant.

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I make and sell BOP for 190E 2.3-16 Cosworths. If you can post a picture of the SLS pump, or a picture of the front of the pump (cam side) I can let know if the plate needed is the same.


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