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Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By EricSilver
In this car, the stubby 16mm tool would have been...

In this car, the stubby 16mm tool would have been too much work. The 2-ft socket extension (with wobble and 16mm socket) made short work of the top bolts, from above. Literally took just seconds on...
Forum: Tech Help 08-05-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By EricSilver
It does look torn; I will need to have a look...

It does look torn; I will need to have a look tomorrow.
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By EricSilver
You mean the Torx bolts? After the...

You mean the Torx bolts?

After the rusted/broken transmission mount bolt incident in this thread:...
Forum: Tech Help 08-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By EricSilver
Without question, this car is proving to be the...

Without question, this car is proving to be the easiest one (of those I have owned) to work on.
Forum: Tech Help 07-29-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By EricSilver
Sway Bar bushings? Lower Control Arm bushings?

Sway Bar bushings?
Lower Control Arm bushings?
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By EricSilver
Easy, 1-Hour (or less) Engine Mount Replacement for W211 4Matic

NOTE: Subject Car is 2008 E350 4Matic -- Sport Edition

We have all probably seen articles and posts instructing us to remove alternators, a/c compressors, even axles to change engine mounts. ...
Forum: Tech Help 07-28-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By EricSilver
That was pretty much the issue -- though I did...

That was pretty much the issue -- though I did not see it myself.

Common sense prevailed and rather than spend any more time under the car in hundred-degree heat, I took it to the mechanic's to...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
Excellent idea. I will do exactly that. Thanks!

Excellent idea. I will do exactly that. Thanks!
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By EricSilver
OK, I see my error: Those nuts have to come...

OK, I see my error:

Those nuts have to come out since the black-ish backing they are attached to is indeed part of the bracket, as shown below, and which I overlooked when I skimmed through the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-23-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By EricSilver
REPOST W/CORRECTIONS: Transmission Mounting Bracket Removal Question

I did some bad cutting and pasting in the previous iteration of this and parts of it made no sense. So here is the correct version.

Regarding this photo from a PelicanParts W211 Transmission...
Forum: Tech Help 07-22-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By EricSilver
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By EricSilver
I have a 2008 e350 4matic sport edition, which is...

I have a 2008 e350 4matic sport edition, which is identical to your car except for the engine and your air suspension (I have springs).

When you try to open or close the shade do you hear a...
Forum: Tech Help 07-19-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
Yeah, that's just me (incorrectly) determining...

Yeah, that's just me (incorrectly) determining left/right standing at the front of the car, looking into the windshield.

I will give that a shot. I am not going for perfection; just adequately...
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
Disregard this. It seems only the strut needs to...

Disregard this. It seems only the strut needs to be tilted out of the way to push out/install the bushing. (Hard to believe repair shops want $1500 for this)
Forum: Tech Help 07-18-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
On Tuesday or Wednesday am am replacing my engine...

On Tuesday or Wednesday am am replacing my engine mounts and may give that a try. I imagine the right side would need to be made slightly longer and the left side slightly shorter(?)

Also, is it...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
I understand. Perhaps I was making the...

I understand.

Perhaps I was making the wrong request of the shop. I should have instead asked them to adjust the tie rods so the steering wheel would be straight since alignment is otherwise...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
Not sure what roached means but the cracks are...

Not sure what roached means but the cracks are small and that is a Long piece of rubber that is still (almost) entirely intact. When it goes, it will be unmistakable. (I am having front axles...
Forum: Tech Help 07-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By EricSilver
Alignment and Control Arm Bushings -- Relevant>

Car:
2008 E350 4Matic Sport
85,000 miles

I went to get an alignment (top of star on steering wheel is sitting between 11:30 and 12:00 when driving straight) and was told by the particular shop...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
Itís been over a year since I purchased this car...

Itís been over a year since I purchased this car and I thought I would follow-up on my experiences with the W211.

It took some getting used too Ė this car is much more svelte than my E430 was. ...
Forum: Tech Help 12-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By EricSilver
My 01 E430 was a rust bucket. OK, maybe not...

My 01 E430 was a rust bucket. OK, maybe not quite but the areas I remember rust -- or paint blisters hiding it -- were:

* Jack points
* License plate frame and trim
* Bottom of door at trim
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-03-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,371
Posted By EricSilver
Driving home this afternoon, I hear a loud...

Driving home this afternoon, I hear a loud slapping sound in the front-left wheel well. Thinking something was stuck to the wheel I pulled over but saw nothing, so I continued home for a closer...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
No air matic on this one (nor SBC). The 4-matics...

No air matic on this one (nor SBC). The 4-matics also retain the 722.6 transmission, all the aforesaid weighing heavily on my decision to get this car.

Had I known about Arnott previously,...
Forum: Tech Help 03-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
Finally some downtime and nice weather. (Pics...

Finally some downtime and nice weather. (Pics below)

I've put 1500 miles on it so far and am now at 53K even. I am still adapting to it but so far find it to be faster than I expected, with a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-04-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,371
Posted By EricSilver
The P6's I have are the same -- I am impressed...

The P6's I have are the same -- I am impressed with their rain/sleet performance; my wheels have not slipped even once. Only issue is balance, or rather a hard/heavy spot that is throwing it off. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-01-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,371
Posted By EricSilver
Will check the date code tomorrow. Shame that...

Will check the date code tomorrow. Shame that the tires have so much tread left but are going to be trashed.

I have had good success with Yokohamas and will continue with those.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-23-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,371
Posted By EricSilver
Re-balanced the tires and the vibration and...

Re-balanced the tires and the vibration and rattling is gone -- but I can still hear/feel them (or rather the road) since they are not as new as I believed. They do perform well in the rain though.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-19-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,371
Posted By EricSilver
Resurrecting this 11 year-old thread because I...

Resurrecting this 11 year-old thread because I currently have near-new P6's on the front to my newly acquired E350, and I don't like them.

One or both are either out of balance or de-laminating...
Forum: Tech Help 02-17-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
Somehow I clicked "edit" instead of "quote" ......

Somehow I clicked "edit" instead of "quote" ... and over-wrote my last post.

After saying I would try to take snapshots tomorrow, when I had downtime, I said something about some faint vibration...
Forum: Tech Help 02-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
The '08 won. I liked the '09 (was a silver...

The '08 won.

I liked the '09 (was a silver sport/AMG package) but it was perhaps a bit too sporty for my taste. Plus it had a lot of cool extras that I would never use, like the SD card slot,...
Forum: Tech Help 02-14-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricSilver
I spoke too soon on the '09 -- one just appeared...

I spoke too soon on the '09 -- one just appeared and I plan to see it today.

Only concern is that it has 90K miles, vs the ~60K of the '07 & '08 I am considering.
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