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raueda1

USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  14:40:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My understanding is that ride height can be adjusted by the connecting rod between the leveling valve and torsion bar. I'm not talking about what the height control valve does, rather the ride height when the control valve is in the "N" position. My service manual refers to section 40-315 to "check vehicle level and adjust" yet my manual has no section 40 at all and I can't find any ride height specs. what am I missing? Cheers,
-D

Dave

1977 450SEL 6.9, No.923

rumb

USA
119 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  16:12:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
use the search function for "6.9 ride height"

short answer is 55.5" center of roof
front wheel arch 26"
rear wheel arch 25"

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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rumb

USA
119 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  16:21:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FYI your car #923 was built in the middle of 1976. Probably titled as a 1977 as that date was the first sold date.

My car was the second one completed on Jan 2nd 1977, production of it started the week before in december 1976. #1951

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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raueda1

USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  17:14:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rumb

use the search function for "6.9 ride height"

short answer is 55.5" center of roof
front wheel arch 26"
rear wheel arch 25"

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550

Actually that was the first thing I tried! Nothing came back after several attempts. Then I rebooted and googled it. Viola! lots of citations from this website. Wierd. Anyway, found it. Thanks.

Dave

1977 450SEL 6.9, No.923
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rumb

USA
119 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2018 :  09:06:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
weird indeed. I found 3 good posts on this site that way. As you have probably found the official MB way uses gauges that no one has based off specific chassis locations.

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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