Date registered: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 1966 200 1979 300TD 1991 560SEC Metris (1991 300TE-24, 1983 300SD, 2000 C280 in the family)
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Level control struts NLA
I am planning some suspension work on my 560 SEC and in pricing out parts, I noticed that the rear struts for a W126 with level control are not available new or aftermarket (also, of note to some W123 wagon ones are NLA as well).
My question is, has anybody had any experience refurbishing these? Assuming no abuse, the only part that would experience wear is the strut seal and the ball joint.
Granted, they are very long lived, and don't have many moving parts, but I have had to replace a couple in the past that were leaking. I also suspect the ball joint at the end probably has a finite service life as well.
Any insight appreciated.