1995 S600 (sold)
As some of you may know, I've been searching high and low for detailed info on how the ADS system (Adaptive Damping System) works. I've found general descriptions on how it operates, but there is just nothing specific out there on the web. Do any of you subscribe to a MB magazine of some sort? Do these publications get into the technical details of complex systems? I'm trying to find info on how to test the damping valves for proper functioning, as well as the specifics of the signals generated by the system that are sent to the valves. I am also trying to find out how to check condition of the front shocks. In the "old days", one simply pushed down on the corners of the car, started the car bouncing, and watched how quickly the shocks stabilized the car. If it bounced too many times, it was time to change the shocks. I don't want to buy new shocks ($625 each is cheapest I found) if I don't need them. I'm still not happy with the ride of the car. Some days the car rides smooth, other days it's too firm. Pressure reservoirs (accumulators) were changed last year. Does anyone have any ideas?