Hello all - found a few threads regarding the replacement of engine / motor mounts on the M104 W124 but none on the M119 W124 (500E in specific), only a guide of how to check them (not verified this against my car at this point).
My car has recently suffered with bad vibration through the entire car at 100/120km+ on the motorway. Got the car into my specialist today and it turns out the engine mounts (at least one) is bad as the engine does not sit straight in alignment and has put the prop offset which is causing the vibration. Evidence of prop fouling the body. Others parts very close to each other when they should not be.
Anyone done the engine mounts on the 500E? I will also replace the gearbox mount at the same time (MB) as it would be silly not to. Can anyone give me a guide of:
a) tips to make the job as easy as possible?
b) estimated garage time?
c) estimated parts cost (MB only)?
d) any other jobs worth doing at the same time (while everything is open)?
Has anyone else experienced high speed vibration with bad engine mounts? Personally ever only heard of shaking at start up and shutdown (which I do notice but thought it was a big V8 so normal) and a slight clonk when I'm on/off the throttle (which could be the g-box mount?) around town. Car on 174,200km and a 1992 500E. Both prop donuts visually look perfect but have not been removed to be inspected. All diff and rear bushes check out fine.