Never had Hydro - would never want it, but from recall the EUROs had full height available. I suspect all the way in is normal, one stop out is high and all the way out is full up for unusual circumstances.
Yes, you pull it out to raise the car. You pull it once, it raies the car like 4" and you are not supposed to drive any faster than 50mph that way. You pull it once more (farther out) and it locks the car in the raised position for service. If you ever put your car on a lift, or take it in for service you need to make sure they know that the knob needs to be all the way out. If you dont, the weight of the wheels will pull down on your hydromat struts, and push all the expensive oil out of your system. So, pull once to raise your car to clear snow or speedbumps, and pull it out all the way for service. Before going into service, i always leave the knob pushed all the way in, wait for the car to rise to normal height, then pull once, wait for it to rise to the "high" position, then wait, then pull it all the way, and wait again before putting it on the lift. Better safe than needing 3 liters of $20/L oil.
Here's what looks like a fully-optioned Euro 500 on ebay. It has the hydropneumatic option, reclining rear seats, and tons of other things. Pretty cheap on ebay so far... might be worth to "restore" this one unlike some other junk models members are trying to restore.
Putting two question into one so I'm not peppering the forum with posts. As I'm sure some have noticed I have a lot of these small questions.
Aluminum trim -
I've learned the dark art of removing the aluminum window trim. Last night I found I know nothing of putting it back on. Sadly, I am...
First 3k+ km already added to the original mileage.
The only thing done to it after the purchase was the oil change.
Good all Benz pass with flying colours. That’s not to say the car is flawless. There is plenty little things that would probably annoy the driver of a modern car. The key here...
Does anybody know what is the part number for W126 300SEL 1988 AC drain tube is?, I found 2 online and both are different than the other, are there 2 different parts for this tube ?
126 830 11 96
126 830 04 96
one looks like a tube and the other one with an elbow in it ? mine is tube that i...
I figure I take care of an easy one. Two allen plugs and quart of oil.
Take the car for a spin to warm things up.
Park the rear end on the ramps than compensate with the jack/stands up front to have the car nice and level.
Clean around the plugs, top and bottom. (I have lot more cleaning ahead...
300sdl starts hard after it is warmed up and sits for about an hour. Glow plugs and pre-glow relay tests and works fine. Starts so fast when cold it scars you and runs like a champ for hours until you shut it off and let it sit for a while. When it gets fully cold, fires right up. New gas and...
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