I believe I've read several threads where people have had their motor mounts replaced and it smoothed out their ride. I had contemplated doing so in my 81 240D as it had a pretty heavy gait in idle but it was always one of those projects that I would do when I got the time. Well, never did replace them but now following the wreck, I think it might be prudent. Has anyone ever heard of motor mounts getting twisted sideways? If you stand in front of my engine bay the valve cover looks as though it is closer to the drivers side in front, like it is set at a very slight angle. I put a floor jack under the bottom of the engine and slowly lifted the engine until it started to lift the chassis so I figured the mounts weren't sheared but can they bend sideways? If I had ever handled one of these mounts I could probably answer my own question based on the design but as I haven't ever replaced mine before I'm not sure if this could be the problem. I also noticed a really tight margin between the outside edge of the fan blade and the inside of the fan shroud on the drivers side and yet 4 times more spacing on the passengers side. I took a few pics and did a couple of quick measurements and overlaid it on the photo. I measured from the center of the oil cap to the inside edge of the hood on both sides and then did the same with the MB logo on the back of the valve cover. If anyone would care to take the time to measure theirs I would greatly appreciate it. Just need a rough idea so I know whether to pursue this particular repair.