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Engine mounts replaced finally. 280se.

Happy New Year to everyone.
Yesterday I took the time out to replaced the very old engine mounts in my 68 280se.
I changed out the passenger side out first. I did notice the bolts were not tight at all. Probably due to vibration? I took the time to measure the height before and after the mounts were fitted. The drivers side was a little more tricky. I removed the fuel filter housing to gain better access. Also I did place a piece of cardboard between the fan blades and radiator. While jacking the engine up and down the blades do come very close to the radiator and touch it slightly. This obviously corrects once the motor sets down on the new mounts. I had to jack it quite high to fit the new mount in. The drivers side did not quite line up. So I used a large woodworking clamp to pull the engine slightly over to align the main bolt hole. It took around 1 3/4 hours from start to finish. As you can see I defiantly needed the job doing. especially the passenger side. probably due to the torque twist of the motor. The car now feels so much more solid. No more rattles or knocks over bumps
Cheers John.
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Well, that's a good start to the year! It's amazing how far the old ones crush down.
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Well, that's a good start to the year! It's amazing how far the old ones crush down.
After being stuck in the house eating and watching Movies for several days over Christmas, I was ready to crawl around the old Benz Now I'm looking at my 4.5 and they are just as bad. Fully crushed down. They look a little more tricky to access, so I'm waiting a bit on those.
It was surprising how much more crushed the mounts were on the passenger side on my 280se. I assume due to engine torque twist?
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