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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    Quote Originally Posted by JC220 View Post
    I will also be getting the MB tool for the front mounts - it's not the removal that concerns me. More so that I have the correct tools to install all the new mounts properly and without damage.
    Removal of the forward / small mounts can be a nightmare. Sometimes they pop right out, other times you spend hours chiseling the outer shell. Installation is the easy part! Use sliding fluid, you may need to let them sit pressed in place with the tool so they don't slide back out a little. These can be R&R'd without the special tool, but the tools do help. Most aftermarket tools are NLA now (might still be able to get the Klann?), and the MB tool was crazy expensive last I checked. Check out this PDF file for a "how-to" without the fancy tools.


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    Thanks Dave- that PDF is very good. I have changed w124 subframe mounts before without any of the special tools but it involved a big hammer! The front MB tool is still available but pricy at around £135. I may skip the front tool.

    Not E500E related but tonight I serviced one of the newer Benzes we have. I guess a 4 banger Diesel stick shift is not something our USA members will see very often. All MB filters and Oil except for the Fuel Filter where I got Mahle.

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    Because they have what I'm told is a heater on top - these fuel filters are £73 - almost $100 USD for the one Filter! MB quoted around £105 for that filter which I found very odd since that exact filter (less heater / sensor bit) is around £12 for my 2007 E220CDI daily driver.

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    Some other brief observations-

    ECU mounted on top of Air cleaner housing - using the Air flow as cooling for it.

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    Almost everything is plastic including the air filter housing & cam covers for example. Plus the camshaft ends appear to float unsupported

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    And a split in a Intercooler pipe - which hasnt blown yet but a new one is ordered now

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    Using the oil extractor the service was done in under an hour so I can't complain. I need to adjust the parking brake now also since a local garage (repair under warranty) actually made it way worse. Goes to the floor. I think they have no clue how a MB parking brake is set up - it's even got all new shoes & rotors fitted by them but USED pads put back in which angered me somewhat - who puts used brake pads onto new rotors!? Anyway - a Brake fluid moisture check / renewal etc this weekend will finish it up.
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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    Quote Originally Posted by JC220 View Post
    Thanks Dave- that PDF is very good. I have changed w124 subframe mounts before without any of the special tools but it involved a big hammer! The front MB tool is still available but pricy at around £135. I may skip the front tool.
    Wow, you can get the OE MB tool that cheap? On this side of the pond, 201-589-10-43-00 is ~$325 USD or so!

    https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...l-201589104300


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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    First Gleitpaste then....

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    Damn you 500E Board

    In other news I have a vast amount of w124 spares (And w202 AMG) some of which I will be selling off very shortly. This will include at least one NLA E500E Spare. I haven’t room to stand in my garage anymore there is so much stuff so needs must. (When you have 3 Engines in your garage attic enough is enough )

    All items will be sorted, catalogued & photos added on 500E Board within 1 week.
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    In an unexpected turn of events – I bought another w124! A friend sent me a link to one that appeared on Facebook for silly cheap so I jumped in my car right away & headed to see it – 1 hour away.

    It’s a facelift ‘1998’ E220 Manual transmission car with 91k Miles – which do look genuine to me when looking over the car. Starts, runs drives OK but with a blowing exhaust. As I said it was silly cheap so couldn’t resist! The seller says it’s a 1998 – and so do parts sites when I look up the reg. I’ll check more into that when I get it home but it’s more likely a last of the run 1997 (Edit- oops - 1995 more likely!!) year cars that was first registered in 1998.

    When I get it home I’ll get a good look underneath it to see what to do. With the low miles, manual transmission & black colour I may just leave it in one piece for now if there is no serious corrosion underneath. For now I'm considering it a parts car until I see underneath it properly I won't be insuring it or making it road legal - so it can just sit until I decide what to do with it.....

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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    1997 ??what am i missing here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    1997 ??what am i missing here?
    OK before I did a quick google before and mis read Wikipedia - it says 1997 for coupe last production years but 1995 for saloons? I assumed it was a 1995 myself until he said about the 1998 first registration date - very odd.

    When I get it home I'll run the VIN in Star & see what the datacard gives as production date - I'm guessing 1995!
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    1990 w124 300E-24 Fully Restored
    1992 w124 500E Rolling Restoration - ongoing
    1995 w202 C36 AMG The donor for the w124 E36
    2007 w211 E220CDI Avantgarde Daily Driver

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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    It's probably the registry date that confuses the online shops. When you run the VIN you'll find out that it is a 94 or a 95 me thinks!

    It looks nice enough though!
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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    Quote Originally Posted by doolar View Post
    It's probably the registry date that confuses the online shops. When you run the VIN you'll find out that it is a 94 or a 95 me thinks!

    It looks nice enough though!
    Thanks Doolar- for £220 it ain't half bad! The interior isn't even mouldy either
    1987 w124 200 E36 AMG Project car - ongoing
    1990 w124 300E-24 Fully Restored
    1992 w124 500E Rolling Restoration - ongoing
    1995 w202 C36 AMG The donor for the w124 E36
    2007 w211 E220CDI Avantgarde Daily Driver

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