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Started by daantjie, 28 March 2020, 04:36 PM
Quote from: BCDC on 30 April 2020, 04:39 PMI changed the mounts on my 280SE a couple of days ago, obviously they are not the same as the 6.9 ones but are the same brand without any paint as you can see from the picture. The metal part looked to be alloy to me so why they would paint them is more of a mystery. Just look at the difference in hight, totally collapsed as you would expect on a 42 year old vehicle. If you haven't done them do it.BCDC
Quote from: BCDC on 30 April 2020, 07:15 PMI found the mounts after an internet search, I' sure you can get them in France as well. There are so many 280's out there that after market manufactures cover this item pretty well. The procedure was to hoist the car then undo the main large Allen bolts from under the car, then jack the engine up a bit using some wood to spread the load on the sump. Undo the top allen screws, which was a bit tricky on the exhaust side, we had to cut a 6mm allen wrench and use a ratchet spanner to undo the engine side one with a bit of swearing in a particularly Australian fashion that I can't repeat on this forum but I'm sure you can maybe imagine. Anyway we got it out then fitted the new ones, located the top screws and just slightly started the bottom one for location only then tightened the top allen screws. We then lowered the engine from the jack so that the full weight of the engine was on the body of the car and put the large bottom bots back in and tightened. All done. It is harder to put new engine mounts without removing the whole engine but is definitely worth the effort. Goos luck.BCDC
Quote from: daantjie on 30 March 2021, 10:39 AMWell, these 6.9 mounts have since almost doubled in price Checked with the Classic Centre, now almost 200 bucks a pop, man this hobby is starting to get unpleasant...Part# 123 241 14 13 if anyone wants to bend over
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