I am getting ready to make a big parts order from FastLane, but before I do so, I wanted to ask about the engine shocks. One thing I am going to order is engine mounts, and I thought that while I do that I might as well do the engine shocks too since they are right there. Come to find out...these things are expensive!!! About $100 for both with the hardware kit! Seems a little much for such small items, but that's MB parts for ya I guess. If that's what they cost at FastLane, I'd hate to see what the dealer charges for them. So my questions are: Is it really necessary to replace these things? Do they actually wear out? If you guys think it is necessary or very worthwhile, I'll cough up the Benjamin, but I thought I would ask first.
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.
"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."