Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: SL500 (R129), 500 SEC (W126)
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Thanks for the inputs.
Lynns: the car has never had the engine mounts changed (now showing 133,500miles), the dealer has always insisted it is not yet necessary. I will flag this up to them now, because the car is in for investigative work as I write this.
Wayneg: I cycle the top quite often (it is summer here in the UK, although you'd hardly believe it) and, by coincidence, I refitted the hardtop yesterday (I had to go to a funeral and thought it unseemly to go in a softtop car) but if anything the noise is even worse.
I have pressed on the dealer my desire that he fix the problem as I am taking the car to Brooklands and back on Sunday (600miles round trip) and then to Normandy in France the following weekend (1,300miles round trip) and so can't risk any major failures; not to mention my summer holiday to Italy is looming in September (4,000miles, the car needs to be perfect).
I will report in full. Thanks again.
'99 SL 500
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