W124 Cabrio rear Shock advise!!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by ash_2009, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. ash_2009

    ash_2009 Active Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Uxbridge
    Car:
    C36 AMG, Past W124 E220 Convertible
    Dear All,

    Just some advise/direction please :dk:

    I have been advised that my Rear shocks are leaking and would need replacement. I want to try and do this job myself as I have read up and its not a very difficult DIY!!.

    Car is W124, 1994, E220 convertible, Sports chassis and NON self leveling.

    I have called Mercedes and they have quoted me...hang on...yes.... £449 Plus VAT for both rear shocks!!!!!:doh::doh::doh: I dont believe
    this and I shall pop in personally to confirm. In the meantime if this is correct then I am going to have a look elsewhere which is where all the confusion is.

    1) Anyone know if the original ones where Sachs or Bilsten?

    2) If Sachs then I have Sachs Part number 106879. If Bilstein then I think I am right to say B4 shocks. I want to keep standard shocks NO lowering or any thing like that.

    4) I have several MB part numbers, as old ones have "new" codes. A124320331 (old code). A 1243262800 (new code). A1243202031 (old). A 1243262700 (new). Which is which??:crazy::crazy:

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Ash
     
  2. RichardF

    RichardF Active Member

    Messages:
    547
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Car:
    Sl 320
    I fitted Sachs to my SL, seem okay. I just got the part no and shopped around online to find the cheapest supplier.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. ss201

    ss201 Active Member

    Messages:
    847
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Near Lancaster UK
    Car:
    190E 2.6 Sportline, W203 320 CDi SE Estate
    Original M-B shocks will be Sachs or Boge, both products manufactured by ZF.

    Go to

    https://www.zf.com/unitedkingdom/en_gb/sachs/catalogs_sachs/webcat_search_sx/webcat.html

    Follow the instructions to locate the correct part number - then shop around for a pair of OE shocks that match. You will find them a lot cheaper than the price the dealership is asking.

    Also worth contacting these people for Bilstein B4 shocks - they seem to offer very good prices on Bilsteins - haven't used them myself.

    High Performance Car Parts, Koni Suspension Kits, K And N Filters, Alloy Wheels - larkspeed.com
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. ray_hennig

    ray_hennig Active Member

    Messages:
    614
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Location:
    France
    Car:
    MB 300CE-24 Sportline
    That's the one being fitted to my coupe. Sportline spec. About £70 each, I recall.

    RayH
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    ash_2009

    ash_2009 Active Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Uxbridge
    Car:
    C36 AMG, Past W124 E220 Convertible
    Where did you buy them from Ray?


     
  6. ray_hennig

    ray_hennig Active Member

    Messages:
    614
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Location:
    France
    Car:
    MB 300CE-24 Sportline

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.