About this event
Join us for a great Tech Talk video-teleconference (VTC) on Tuesday April 19th at 7 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) when Mercedes expert Pierre Hedary will discuss Mercedes Self Leveling Systems (SLS). SLS systems are on the older Mercedes station wagons, the higher end sedans, and some of the others such as the 190E 2.3-16 and the W124 500E/E500. They are wonderful systems that allow a good ride, while compensating for increased load by sensing "sag" and compensating for it using hydraulics. Mercedes recognized that these two requirements could not be met with a conventional spring suspension, so they designed this system which uses a hydraulic pump, a level control valve, accumulators and special hydraulic struts to level the car under heavy loads. The increased complexity brings with it some maintenance issues, so that understanding of the system is absolutely necessary to keep it working correctly.
Peachtree Section President Gary Edwards will act as host and moderator. Edwards points out that questions will be solicited during the VTC via chat. Edwards comments, “The feedback from our technical sessions shows a big appetite for technical information. I'm really happy to host Mercedes expert Pierre Hedary for this event; Pierre has an encyclopeadic knowlege of older Mercedes and this session should be required training for anyone with a SLS equipped car. The question and answer session afterwards will be open to questions on any Mercedes topic. We are especially fortunate to have Pierre as our presenter; you won’t want to miss it!”
Pierre Hedary is an MBCA member and owns Pierre Hedary and Company in Titusville, Fl, whose mission is (from his website) " to provide the most comprehensive levels of service for Mercedes-Benz model platforms introduced before 1995. We wake up sleeping beauties, and adjust valves on daily drivers. We are committed to mechanically perfecting any Mercedes-Benz that arrives at our shop. We especially love dealing with issues that are challenging to solve and obsolete." He also writes for varies magazines such as Keith Martin's Sports Car Market and the International M100 Group's Lodestar, as well as the Star. He also has a huge library of You Tube videos on Mercedes maintenance and repair.
The price is $10 dollars per person. We anticipate about a 45-minute presentation, followed by about 45 minutes of questions and answers. It will be a fun evening of car talk!
When you complete the Motorsportreg.com registration process, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you don’t get this confirmation email, then either you are not registered, or your email address is incorrect in Motorsportreg.com. You should check your Motor Sports profile to verify your email address.
We plan to record this event, so be aware that your voice and potentially image may be recorded.
The session will be conducted via Zoom Video Teleconference. No NEED to leave your home. You can easily join the ZOOM meeting by computer, iPhone, iPad, Android device, or by telephone. We will send out the link to the VTC shortly after noon on the day before the event. If you haven't see the link by dinner time Monday April 18th, contact the registrar by phone or email.
IMPORTANT ZOOM VTC SECURITY NOTE: The organizers are well aware of security issues concerning ZOOM VTCs. ZOOM has implemented many security fixes over the last year and we have instituted a number of security precautions, which include a set of ground rules that will be covered at the start of the presentation. As these ground rules constitute part of our security system, it is important to follow them. It is important to enter the VTC with your screen name matching you registered name, otherwise we may not let you in.
It would be best to download the Zoom app beforehand to simplify connection. We’ll plan to have the VTC up by 6:40 pm EDT so we can hopefully get any technical issues out of the way. Please be on time, as we do not expect to be able to admit participants to the event after the 7 pm EDT start time.
Don’t wait to register, as we have a limited number of attendees (250). For questions, call Gary Edwards at (757) 831-9556 or email Gary Edwards
When you complete the Motorsportreg.com registration process, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you don’t get this confirmation email, then either you are not registered, or your email address is incorrect in Motorsportreg.com. It is imperative that you verify receipt of the confirmation email, as this will be sent to the same address as the VTC link information; if you don't get the confirmation email, you probably won't get the VTC link either.
It is best to download the ZOOM app before you try to get into the VTC (like on Friday).