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Old 09-03-2007, 07:47 PM
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560SL Subframe Mounts

Has anyone done subframe mounts on a 560SL. Im reading the book and it's saying stuff like disconnect engine mounts and support engine. WTF??? cant I just remove the shroud, disconnect engine shocks and drop subframe and engine 3 inches. I know I'v done some Benzs like this 25 years ago or so, but I dont remember if any of them were 107's.

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Old 09-03-2007, 07:55 PM
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Thats how I did my 450sl. just dont forget to disconect the accelerator connector from the firewall to the intake manifold cause it will bend when you drop the subframe. I took off the bonnet and held the engine and subframe on a winch I have mounted in the roof, a lot easier than using floor jacks and probably safer
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:02 PM
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Thats how I did my 450sl. just dont forget to disconect the accelerator connector from the firewall to the intake manifold cause it will bend when you drop the subframe. I took off the bonnet and held the engine and subframe on a winch I have mounted in the roof, a lot easier than using floor jacks and probably safer
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Thats what I figured. Why would they tell us to do all that crap. Good point about the accelerator. I have a 4 post lift with a rolling jack should be a piece of cake.

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:15 PM
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John,

I did the front subframe mounts on my 88 560SL last year. I purchased a booklet from **************.com that was very good. Great explanation and pictures.
http://**************.com/node/302 Free ship in Sept.
I sold mine on Ebay when I was done with it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:58 AM
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There was a write up with pics that explained how to replace by using threaded rod and washers/nuts to compress the bushing. After doing mine I realized this method would have made the job a breeze.

I can't seem to locate the instructions. Anyone know where to get?
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:13 AM
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Here is one of the write-ups I looked at when I did mine. While it is for another model I belive it will assist in making this job easier. It does explain the use of a threaded rod in place of the MB compression tool. http://www.diymbrepair.com/easley/sframe.htm

Credit to Richard Easley and Stu Ritter for explaining the technique.


Here's a write-up from one of our own (Less the threaded rod approach).... 107 subframe mount replacement
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:00 AM
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Has anyone done subframe mounts on a 560SL. Im reading the book and it's saying stuff like disconnect engine mounts and support engine. WTF??? cant I just remove the shroud, disconnect engine shocks and drop subframe and engine 3 inches. I know I'v done some Benzs like this 25 years ago or so, but I dont remember if any of them were 107's.

John Roncallo
You might want to disconnect your front shocks and brake lines as well.
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