BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Oh John, there are plenty of rubbers to check - hopefully it is not too big a can of worms! The whole front subframe rests on 2 mounts, though the condition of them is hard to check. The diff also has many mounts - there is a 'rhino horn' that connects the diff to the middle of the car, at the front of the boot (sorry, trunk!). There is a mount at the top that can go stiff, but the mount at the bottom can also be a problem - it is a couple of concentric metal cylinders with rubber in between - if that is stuffed (through oil leaking on it for years), that can transmit noise and vibration into the car. Then the torque arms that connect the outer part of the swing arms to the body also have rubbers at both ends.
So that should keep you busy for a while! I must stress though that I struggle to tell the condition of some of the rubbers so it would be good for others to respond - if they have little cracks on them, does that mean they are stuffed?