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Transmission mount replacement DIY.

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I took the liberty and made a pdf out of G-AMG's excellent write up of the transmission mount change on his 1999 S420. As it is the same as on the W210 I thought it would be a useful addition to the DIY of this forum. Mods, please move it to that section.
Thank you,

Alex

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Wow, that's great, although giving big credits to G-AMG I found it not comfortable to click on single picture, which pops up in a separate window each time and lose the overview of the procedure as a whole.

Thanks!
 

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if you get poor idling and get worse when you reverse out of garage. That is one of the most important test. You have not replace the MM for 70K miles.
 

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Yes, but how do I know that I need to replace the trans mount? What are the symptoms of a bad mount?
If you're asking, you probably need help. First, get under there and look at it. But jack correctly so you don't play roulette with your life. Or, at least have a $10,000 life insurance for your funeral. My life insurance is $3M, so I get under the car all I want.
 

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No, it's not whole life. It's term. Oh, and it's $3.5M--my mistake.

Whole life is a waste of money. Life insurance companies try to sell you these "investment" products that look like it's making you money. Some even sell you "100% money back" products that gives you money back if you're not dead by a certain time.

Truth is, these "investments" don't even outperform low-yield CD accounts.

Stick with term, pay for as many years as possible. Mine is based on my 10-year projected income.
 

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I totally agreed with your logic about whole life and term life. But it will be better to use company expenses to pay for whole life for 10 years then not worry about it in the future. Anyhow those are pre tax expenses. Just for fun we should not hi jack this thread.
 

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Haha, hijacking.... Yes, let's stop after this one....

I'm retired, so no company expense anymore! But, I signed up for term while I was still young, and I signed up for many decades, so I'm still covered for years. I have enough assets for them, but the extra 3.5 (tax-free) would be nice for them, since I'm affected by the estate tax....

Btw, I've been to Ft. Worth. Brings back good memories when I was still ridin' my saddle. I never got around on my own because I was being wined and dined by some guys for a few days, but I remember going to the County to discuss plans for a light rail going past the Tandy towers, and I remember other things like the geodesic dome, the bar with 1000 beers, the big party place (that place is crazy; was it Billy's or something like that), and a famous tex-mex restaurant.... Good times....

Cheers
 

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