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Hi,

I've noticed this weekend that if a pull away briskly in my E430, the gear lever moves quite a bit.

My thoughts are that its worn engine mounts (Currently on around 145k) does this sound right, or could it be something else?

Gearbos was removed for a rear main seal replacement about 4k ago, but I don't think it's related.

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Hi,

I've noticed this weekend that if a pull away briskly in my E430, the gear lever moves quite a bit.

My thoughts are that its worn engine mounts (Currently on around 145k) does this sound right, or could it be something else?

Gearbos was removed for a rear main seal replacement about 4k ago, but I don't think it's related.

Thanks
It may or may not be related, but it looks like the rear transmission mount has a problem.
 

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At that mileage I'd change the engine mounts, transmission mount, and as Alex notes, the shifter bushings. If it's been moving around, the bushings will be shot, too.

Good luck.
 

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I wonder why during the gearbox repair 4,000 miles away the worn mounts were reinstalled?
I am against dropping parts in "just because" -that what stealers are for.
The transmission is connected to the shifter via electrical cable and there is only parking brake shifter making mechanical connection. Something I would check before buying new parts.
 

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I wonder why during the gearbox repair 4,000 miles away the worn mounts were reinstalled?
I am against dropping parts in "just because" -that what stealers are for.
The transmission is connected to the shifter via electrical cable and there is only parking brake shifter making mechanical connection. Something I would check before buying new parts.
I did wonder the same about the gearbox bush. the guy that did it is a very good indi.

In my mind, I see the engine 'twisting' with the torque. The gearbox bush is too small to counter act that motion, it's there for NVH, no? If the engine mounts were working properly, they would stop the twisting. I fsat at dle, there are no vibrations, but the car does rock from side to side very slightly.

It's interesting what you say about there being no mechanical connection between the shifter. It feels like a very mechanical shift when you mover through the gate.
 
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