Date registered: Nov 2007
Vehicle: W140 Mercedes 500 SE, 1992, European, 410.000 km
Location: Slovenia (Europe)
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there is a test procedure to test shocks. so no need to guess if they are ok or not. I pay 5 EUR for the test every 5 years and that is it. the procedure lasts 5 minutes or less. briefly, the car is put on the track with rear (front) axis and then the machine starts with vibrations. teh response of the wheel is also measured and then the result is calculated. Scientifically. my rear shocks are still healthy after 25 yeasr and 400,0000 km. I replaced front ones not so long ago.
All I wish for Christmas is a smooth idle.