W210 rear suspension a bit harsh.

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by G-A-R-Y, May 12, 2007.

  1. G-A-R-Y

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    My W210 estate has quite harsh/hard rear suspension.

    Whilst it was on the ramp for the MOT, I noticed what looked like a Citroen suspension sphere on the right hand side.

    What is it for? Is it a suspension damper?
    Is there any other reason why my suspension could be harsh/hard
     
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    If it's harsh and bouncy then the spheres are worn out and require changing.
     
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    Thanks.
    Is it as easy as Citroen spheres,ie. just un-screw and fit new?
    Are there one or two?
    How much are they?
     
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    Yes, but they are not as easy being on remote pipes instead of the rams. There are two and are about £100 each..
     
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    Thanks again Diesel man, are they the sort of things Euro car part would stock or is it a main agent item?
    What about the fluid. There is no mention of what to use in my hand book?
     
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    The part number for the fluid is on the resevoir cap.
     
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    ECP and many motor factors can get these. They are Lemforder brand which is part of Sachs/Boge.

    Forum member Jimmy might be able to help..
     
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    check the reservoir under bonnet front right corner see where it is filled to there should be 3 marks ....max ...unbleden...min... it should be just under the max mark ......don't ask what unbleden is ...that's if I spelt it right ....not a clue ....
     
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    Unladen perhaps? :D

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