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Old 05-05-2009, 01:35 PM
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420SEL engine shocks

What exactly do those engine shocks do? Will I notice a difference in anything if I replace what might possibly be the originals?

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Old 05-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have been wondering the same thing... on my 560 with 300k kms I'm sure they're original... but at idling 750 rpms with the motor hot after a good drive I can feel the car slightly rocking as the motor turns over. The motor idles 100% smooth - no misfires. So I've been wondering if those shocks are worn out...
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:34 PM
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absorb vibration

just like you think they would - they also take the shock of the torque off the engine mounts a bit when you accelerate hard - if they are shot you might notice some more vibration at idle, but your engine mounts will wear out faster - that's a hard thing to gauge, so will it make a difference? sure. will you notice? probably not. I would replace them if I replaced the engine mounts or had the engine apart or had to remove them for some other fix.

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