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Old 01-08-2016, 12:13 AM
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Not rigorously. I suggest you perform a blind test having an assistant randomly unbolt both engine shocks and you record your feeling of the shut-down transient on a severity scale. You must do it ~100 times to get valid statistics. Then compare the with and without to see if a statistical correlation. Shouldn't take more that 2 man-weeks labor. Please report back. People used to try calling audiophiles on their claim perceptions of different speaker and cables, by blind tests, but most wouldn't step up to show their superior perceptions.

I have two W123 300D's and they have had failed engine shocks or maybe a missing one at different times. Can't say I noticed.
I'd say the burdon is on you to show that the deletion of factory Mercedes Benz parts and features makes no perceptible difference in driving feel. If you honestly think removing the shocks makes no difference, how about you remove all 4 suspension shocks from your cars and drive with just springs. Shouldn't make a difference, right? The shocks don't support car weight, they just dampen vibration and oscillations. You don't need 'em. They're expensive and necessary.

See how absolutely ridiculous that sounds?

The engine shocks are there for a reason. Your neglected maintenance shouldn't be passed off as a successful modification...
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:15 AM
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The engine shocks are purely a comfort item, they serve no purpose from an engineering standpoint. I haven't had engine shocks in my 300D for the last 11 years. I don't feel any difference between mine and 300Ds I have put new shocks into.

A few years ago I filled the mounts with shore A 40 urethane. They haven't collapsed like every other 300D I have ever seen and chassis vibration is no different.
If your mounts are not torn from oil/fuel contact damage then the engine should NOT shake during shutdown.
Yeah, those MB engineers didn't know what they were doing. It's almost laughable the cars last so long being designed by people with no clue about auto tech and engineering.
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