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Old 10-05-2019, 09:09 AM
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rebuilding entire front and rear W210 (E300) suspension/steering/chassis

I'm saving money for a complete suspension, steering, engine/trans mount, and diff bushing overhaul. I plan on replacing EVERYTHING going the exact opposite attitude of our previous 300SDL. QUALITY New tires will be the very last addition.

Car has 224,000 miles on it currently.

My first question is, can the subframe mount bushings be replaced without a lift? Lowering the subframe looks very difficult to me, there also seems to be very little room to wok with since I will be on the ground.

Should I save for a while and do it all at once? or should I do it bit by bit? I want to work from the rear of the car first since it's the most difficult.

Tired of driving a car with worn out suspension.

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1992 Mercedes 300D 2.5 202,000 - Pure junk
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:43 PM
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Yes subframe bushes can be done without lift, did mine one side at a time on my w210 easy enough. A good crow bar and a chisel and some stout large screwdrivers and lump hammer got them out, just work around the edge and deform them and they cave in and lever out.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:34 AM
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There is a real issue with priorities here.

My posts 8, 9, 10, 12 in thread https://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/401161-my-1997-e300-key-fell-apart.html gave very detailed information on how your DAS system works and very detailed zero cost actions to take in order to minimize losses but all of that was ignored.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:01 AM
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I'm getting the key two, or three weeks from now at the latest. It just happens that I have a parking decal in my car where I work at, I move the car up and back couple of spaces every few days

I don't want to pay to tow it home, then pay to tow it to the dealer to get the key. For now it will sit there in the parking lot until I actually feel like getting a key for it.

Don't really want a key for it because driving to work forces me to wake up at 3:00am and leave at 3:45 am to find parking.
The bus leaves at 6:00am, so that's another reason I have been putting it off.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:07 AM
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Also, SL320, I looks back and forth four times, all I could find was the blade. I found the blade before I left the gate and onto the the main street.

Never even saw a single trace of the rest of it. I learned my lesson the hardest way, in the end, all the key needed was a tiny little screw that sits at the bottom of the key blade.

Totally my fault. Also I think the fat chipped key you mentioned is long gone from production.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:13 AM
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I'm saving money for a complete suspension, steering, engine/trans mount, and diff bushing overhaul. I plan on replacing EVERYTHING going the exact opposite attitude of our previous 300SDL. QUALITY New tires will be the very last addition.

Car has 224,000 miles on it currently.

My first question is, can the subframe mount bushings be replaced without a lift? Lowering the subframe looks very difficult to me, there also seems to be very little room to wok with since I will be on the ground.

Should I save for a while and do it all at once? or should I do it bit by bit? I want to work from the rear of the car first since it's the most difficult.

Tired of driving a car with worn out suspension.



First thing on the AGENDA should be the weakest point..........the SPRING PERCHES!!! I would have them inspected by a reputable shop, and DO NOT go by how nice the factory coating looks like. Mine looked perfect, and while parked overnight, the passenger side spring perch let go, and took half the passenger side engine compartment with it. It would be ashamed to put in all that money and work, and that issue cause a disaster.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:19 AM
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How much does it cost to get them installed?

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