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Replaced the flex discs on the 2003 wagon today. The hairline cracks deteriorated rapidly after I changed the motor and transmission mounts 5K miles ago. Guess they didn't like the new driveshaft angle.

I didn't really want to do this. Getting too old to be crawling underneath the car and my preliminary search shows procedure is more difficult than I wanted to tackle. I got a quote from an indie and he wanted $750.

Long story short, I decided to DIY. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. Didn't even have to make any sacrifices to the skin and blood gods! I rather do flex disc anyday over motor mounts now.

Having an impact wrench sure makes things easier. Love my new Icon torque wrench also! On my car, I didn't have to remove the heat shield, exhaust or shaft bearing carrier. The bearing carrier bolts are exposed and all you have to do is loosen them. The drive shaft then slides easily forward to remove the rear disc.

My cost...............$102 for the discs. I bought Febi Bilsteins from RM European for about $51 each. They turned out to be OE parts with the MB logo and part number ground off!
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New to the site. I daily a 2002 E320 and love it! I just got front fenders and a bumper for it to replace the broken/rusted ones. The paint will be here this week and she's getting a complete refresh in the original black. I'll post pics when I'm done.
 

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MB W124 - 250 D - 1988 + W124/S124 Kombi 250TD-1992-527k kms = 327kmiles + W210-200E-2000-200kkm
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Detailed interior, trunk and polished headlights on my 2000 E320.
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Hello ! Great result ! More details about how you did that ? By hand or with a machine? Grain of sanfpaper = ...?...
How long did it take you to get that result ? Finishing+protection product ....?... Tips? Well done ! Thks .
This summer, I have to take all the rust and repair the two front wings and change at least the springs but probably the shock absorbers too because the car suspension is too soft and the car too low when the boot is full of toolboxes ...Hum ! The bottom scatches the speed-bumps even when driving very slowly at less than 20km/h ( 15miles/h) . Grrrrr ! W210 - E200 - 200 Kkm = 125 kmiles -20 years old,- bought 5 months ago . You guess I'll be busy this summer ! :):cool::)
 

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Replaced the flex discs on the 2003 wagon today. The hairline cracks deteriorated rapidly after I changed the motor and transmission mounts 5K miles ago. Guess they didn't like the new driveshaft angle.

I didn't really want to do this. Getting too old to be crawling underneath the car and my preliminary search shows procedure is more difficult than I wanted to tackle. I got a quote from an indie and he wanted $750.

Long story short, I decided to DIY. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. Didn't even have to make any sacrifices to the skin and blood gods! I rather do flex disc anyday over motor mounts now.

Having an impact wrench sure makes things easier. Love my new Icon torque wrench also! On my car, I didn't have to remove the heat shield, exhaust or shaft bearing carrier. The bearing carrier bolts are exposed and all you have to do is loosen them. The drive shaft then slides easily forward to remove the rear disc.

My cost...............$102 for the discs. I bought Febi Bilsteins from RM European for about $51 each. They turned out to be OE parts with the MB logo and part number ground off! View attachment 2628799 View attachment 2628801
:cool:Well done at a good price too ! Enjoy your driving ! Cheers !
 

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Yes - drove it. 110,000 miles on it now. No evidence of any oil consumption during that trip. Had the CEL go on and fortunately I brought my OBD II reader. Loose gas cap. I reset it (imagine being on a trip and having that CEL hang over you?)

Managed to break a plastic bulb holder tryijnkg to get it off (one headlight went out; replaced it with Sylvania SilverStars and the difference was amazing). Then I stupidly wanted to replace the other bulbs (moral - on a trip if it isn't broke don't fix it).

Got the new holder at the dealer. Don't know if I have to splice a wire or it will all plug in so I will let my shop friend deal with it.

Was very happy with the car's performance. got 24-27 mpg. View attachment 2615014 View attachment 2615015 View attachment 2615016 View attachment 2615017 View attachment 2615018
Very nice well maintained looking W210, you drive there ! One weak point on which to have an eye is the rust that can invade secretly the spring cups under the paint . I found it on the car of a neigbour when he realized a strange noise when driving .He was so fed up with his car that finally recieved it having just to pay myself for the repair and the annual compulsory "technical control" to be done on any car over 4 y old or before beeing sold. The air control sensor had to be change -d too as the engin speed was limited to 3.000 rpm . At the end of the day, I paid 500$ for the spring cup change + soldering + 300 $ for the air-sensor + 80 $ for the towing fees and 40 $ for the Technical Control : i.e. :+/- 850$ at the end.Not too bad ! . Enjoy your Benz ! Cheers.
 

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In the last two days I have changed the oil, got four new shoes, replaced a brake light, replaced a headlamp bulb, cleaned entire engine compartment and located a new trunk latch mechanism that I am picking up tomorrow morning.
 
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