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Old 01-19-2002, 05:40 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Tom 400E

Well, how did it go? Did you get the driver's side out? That side is particularly difficult on the W123 240D also, and comes out best if you can get the metal shield off or loosen it so you can push it aside. By unscrewing the bottom screw you can get the motor support strut that sits on top of the mount to lift with the engine. When it is in the "up" position the shield, if you have one, comes loose. If the shield is out of the way, the access to the top of the Allen head screws that hold the mount to the subframe gets 100% better. But like you have noticed, 100% improvement of a situation like the one on the 240D is still pretty poor. Good luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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