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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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W108 - Wheel Alignment Specs

Hello guys - I am looking for wheel alignment specs for my W108. Does anyone has this info available?

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I am also interested in finding wheel alignment specs but for a 123 coupe.

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Hello guys - I am looking for wheel alignment specs for my W108. Does anyone has this info available?
Toe In/Out 2+/-1mm or 0deg20'+/-10'
Camber +0deg30'-20'
Caster 4deg+/-15'
KPI 5deg30'
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As with many things Mercedes, there are some unusual aspects to achieving proper alignment. For example, the factory Service Manual @ p.40-6/3 says:

"Prior to adjusting caster by means of the cams on the leave (sic; leaf) springs loosen the four hex bolts for attaching the carrier of the rear engine mounting and the strut for lateral sypport on front axle to eliminate any distortion of the engine rubber mountings."

In short, best to have your aligner study this whole section beginning @ p.40-6/2 before doing the work. And don't forget the rear wheels!
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