Job is done by my oh so wonderful indie. Good Price. Yes, tipping the mechanic is a good idea. Replaced everything that had rubber on it except the spring pads. Car needs alignment still (Tuesday) but is magnificent. No more yaw, wallowing, clunking. The gearshift also no longer moves all over the place when shifting or hard breaking. The tran even shifts properly now.
1986 300E Anthracite + ECodes + MB Mileage Award