Thursday, April 21, 2016

W210: Shake and Bake, Motor Mounts

Have always had a rather annoying, albeit small, vibration with a cold engine. A couple quick glances down in the depths of the engine bay revealed some collapsed motor mounts. So while I had an ounce of downtime, I ACTUALLY DID SOME WORK ON MY OWN VEHICLE!

Tools for the job: 17mm box end wrench, stubby 17mm box end, 3/8" 13mm socket with roughly 6" extension - that's all. Took me 45 minutes from start to finish. 

What's up collapsed mounts? Feelin' a little down? 

Here's a quick vid of the mounts 

This mount was totally fried. Drivers side, so it's had it's run in with with some dropping diesel fuel and oils. It disintegrated itself to the point where it opened up and started letting it's fluids bleed out. 

This is the passenger side, which hides underneath a heat shield. One note when doing the passenger side - you are not supposed to remove the heat shield. More so, you will not be able to remove the upper bolt with the heatshield in place anyway as it will hit off the exhaust manifold. Just loosen it entirely and jack up the motor enough to where you're able to remove the mount by slightly lifting the fastener. New mounts line right up with their tabs.


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