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Old 06-10-2009, 11:01 PM
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Default Attention W124 E300 Diesel owners

Attention W124 E300 Diesel owners!

I think every E300 Diesel I've sold in the last 18-24 months has needed:

* new engine mounts
* new balljoints

If you own an E300 Diesel please replace the balljoints asap, assuming you've not had them done in the last five years, and please also budget to replace the engine mounts

Balljoints are "mission-critical" and new engine mounts make the car a lot nicer to drive & save wear & tear on the front prop doughnut


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Old 07-10-2009, 08:51 AM
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I second the advice about W124 balljoints.

Owing to the way the joint is loaded by the coil spring AND owing to the way these ball joints tend to fail by becoming tight rather than loose many garages and MOT stations fail to detect a problem, even when they are in quite a dangerous condition.

The consequences of balljoint failure, at a minimum includes the cost of recovering the vehicle to somewhere it can be worked on, because it can't be driven or even towed in that state. Saving this recovery fee alone will go a long way towards paying for new joints to be fitted at the time and place of your choosing - not the car's!
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:38 AM
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If you do the engine mounts don't buy the cheapo ones from GSF, they are not anywhere near the mark having much poorer vibration isolation than the genuine parts.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:11 PM
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P.S. and don't for get g/box mount while your at it as its as cheap as chips. Hope this helps
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:40 PM
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Good point, I've replaced my engine mounts and the ball joints but never thought to do the gearbox mount. Now added to my to-do list.
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Old 14-12-2009, 08:42 PM
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Are the o/s and n/s mounts exactly the same part on a 95 e300d estate?
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If you do the engine mounts don't buy the cheapo ones from GSF, they are not anywhere near the mark having much poorer vibration isolation than the genuine parts.
Not just mounts but anything from GSF or Eurocar parts, sorry but I dont rate them and the only reason they sell mercedes parts is because they didnt meet mercedes specs!!!! And lets face it any company happy to sell mickey mouse air flow meters at 50 isnt worth dealing with.

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Old 14-12-2009, 09:16 PM
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Not just mounts but anything from GSF or Eurocar parts, sorry but I dont rate them and the only reason they sell mercedes parts is because they didnt meet mercedes specs!!!! And lets face it any company happy to sell mickey mouse air flow meters at 50 isnt worth dealing with.

jib
I tend to agree with you on most things but there are exceptions - such as ATE brakes at ECP and Fuchs oil at GSF. A lot of the "made in Germany" stuff to make you think it is OE std is inferior.
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Old 14-12-2009, 09:17 PM
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Pls can you point me to the gearbox mount - where is it exactly? IS it oil filled as well?
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Old 21-12-2009, 09:08 AM
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Its fastened to a cross member at the rear of the gear box.

I removed the cross member as access was easier.

Its a substantial rubber/metal component, butr not ouil filled as far as I could see.

If you have the right tools changing all three mounts is easy DIY
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