Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

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Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by michaelc » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 2:33 pm

Hi

I'm looking for a W123 1980 300 TD or TE Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

If anyone has one for sale or a lead for purchase I'd be most grateful for a heads up

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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by mathuisella » Sun 14 Jul, 2019 8:06 pm

Ebey,

prestige auto parts based in sydney, Taren point


https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_ssn ... k&_sacat=0


I got mine from here for the 2 door coupe' that had self levelling suspension a couple years back.

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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by CraigB » Sun 14 Jul, 2019 8:16 pm

Have they gone up a lot from when you bought yours? I remember thinking they were a pretty good price - 2k is a fair bit though.
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by mathuisella » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 9:17 am

$700 approximately for a pair

remember, mine was for the coupe, so the wagon's ones may be different ??


here we go.
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the best ones you can get are bilstein branded ones, they are a lot more stout and better built.

If these guys are over priced, maybe check out what's available from the stealership or in the after market scene in the USA
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by CraigB » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 10:24 am

Yep - 700 a pair I reckon is a no brainer and around the money of good quality shocks (which I don't think this is harder to make if you broke it down into internal parts). 2000 though and people start thinking.... do i convert to the inferior standard set up
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by michaelc » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:12 pm

Hi

The wagon ones are different and very much out of production

You have to hunt eBay globally or do a spares search using a designated online facility

I have found some in the UK but they are getting very hard to come by
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by merc-304 » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:39 pm

Whats the Differance ?
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by CraigB » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 1:48 pm

I gather the seals have gone in yours. It might be worth a call to Sydney Shocks, who are Bilstein agents in Australia and used to rebuild shocks. The cost was similar to a new set of shocks about 10 yrs ago, so only made sense if you wanted the internals tweaked. A lot of that market was motorsport and they can rebuild and revalve shocks - I remember about 10 yrs ago talking to someone there about revalving shocks and this person had an intricate knowledge of all the tracks around Australia and was talking about how he would valve different shocks for different tracks. You don't need that of course, but if they still have those skills (and the people haven't retired which is often the case) then they could possibly rebuild yours.
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by tsharkey » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 2:21 pm

The wagon ones are different to the sedans at the top ... Not interchangeable.

They last for ever providing you don't stress them with faulty spheres.

I have a few spares if you are after one - PM me
W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD English 5 Speed Manual
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1982 300D - OM617 NA (Hektor) - Son's
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

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Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by mathuisella » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 3:12 pm

tsharkey wrote:
Mon 15 Jul, 2019 2:21 pm
The wagon ones are different to the sedans at the top ... Not interchangeable.

They last for ever providing you don't stress them with faulty spheres.

I have a few spares if you are after one - PM me
You are a saint Tsharkey.


I would replace the spheres at the same time as the shocks, that way any older spheres, won't be able to take these new or rebuilt chocks with them when they blow out.

( I too have 2 spheres, here in brissy if you need ( also the pump and SLS valve ), but ask Tsharkey first :)

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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by tsharkey » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 5:18 pm

Way to kind Math ... I don't have spheres and I too would recommend they get replaced so sell away if the OP wants them, I only have the struts.
W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD English 5 Speed Manual
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1982 300D - OM617 NA (Hektor) - Son's
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

Current Projects
Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by mathuisella » Mon 15 Jul, 2019 7:53 pm

tsharkey wrote:
Mon 15 Jul, 2019 5:18 pm
Way to kind Math ... I don't have spheres and I too would recommend they get replaced so sell away if the OP wants them, I only have the struts.
Ah, fair.

well. I have spheres, TSharkey has Struts :)

I guess we got you covered.


However, you need to flush the system as well.

DO NOT use ATF automatic transmission fluid )

Take a picture of what the fluid looks like in the res, put a paddle pop stick in there and see like a dip stick. You will need to chang eit either way. you need MB15 which is made by penrite.

There is a mob in Vic, a farmers site where they sell it, i can't remember what it's called though, bought all i needed for $90 if i remember right )
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You need to change the Filter inside of the hydraulic fluid res


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also use a syringe and
put fluid directly into the pump before you start it for the first time. NEVER run it dry, there are no more replacements available from mercedes and you don't want to do any wear and tear upon it unnecessarily
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Also, make sure this is not leaking,
the valve at the rear.

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I have valve, spheres and a hydraulic pump all sitting on my parts shelf. You're welcome to buy them, i need the monies these days hahaaha cries :'(
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Re: Wanted - W123 Wagon Rear Self Levelling Shock

Post by mathuisella » Wed 17 Jul, 2019 10:03 am

forgot to add in, checking the oil in the hydraulic system is for checking that motor oil hasn't mixed in. That happens when the seal on the pump has gone bad.

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