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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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W109 Emergency Suspension Blocks

In preparation for a few months at the paint shop, I'm searching for a set of emergency suspension blocks/bumpers for the W109 to keep her mobile during the work. Anyone have a set to sell or perhaps rent out? I've searched the M100 board as well. No luck yet.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2014, 05:52 AM
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Could you use blocks of soft wood instead?
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I do think that wood blocks might be an option. Fortunately the car stays lifted fairly well with only a slight drop in front over time. However, the paint shop projects a total of 4 months for all of the work and I want to make sure they'll be able to move it around.
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The originals are hard to find. And when located, foolishly expensive. I need & want a set too. But the wood blocks work very well and will make the car easy to move around. At least you have this option to fall back on....
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If the car is going to a paint shop they should have an air compressor which could be used to pressurize the system using the Schrader valve on the air tank
under the left fender. I assume your car does stay up for periods of time, if not you probably need the buffers or wooden blocks.
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I believe you can buy them from Baum Tools. Check their website, as I know I've seen them there.

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The ones from Baum only work with the W211, 219 and 221 cars.
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Sorry. I saw them a few weeks ago and thought that's what they were....

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Thanks for the tips everyone.
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They pop up on ebay sometimes, too.

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