They all droop in the back
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> On Aug 5, 2017, at 11:58 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <email@example.com>
> 3/4 of the way done with this job. Some observations:
> Having the engine up in the air makes removing the spark plugs easy-peasey -
> at least on the passenger side. I’ve gotten both mounts swapped and the
> passenger side spark plugs done. I haven’t lowered the driver’s side down
> yet and will be doing that side’s plugs next.
> You definitely have to unbolt the AC compressor to get the driver’s side
> mount out, but it was amazingly easy. I haven’t put it back yet as the
> engine is still lifted up, but it’s close to the mounting points right now,
> so lining everything up once the engine is lowered shouldn’t be an issue.
> Mounts were definitely worn out. Here’s a picture of the right side mount
> with a new mount:
> Despite reports to the contrary, the driver’s side wasn’t bad at all. Now
> that I have the little 16mm offset wrench (needed for both sides) it’s just a
> matter of breaking loose the top bolt which can be unscrewed by hand for the
> most part. Lots of gyrations getting the bolt back in, but what I did was
> get the top bolt and heat shield all lined up and then run the bolt into the
> top of the mount. Get everything on the top side tightened up while there’s
> space, then lower the engine down and the bottom bolt hole lines right up.
> If you do one side at a time the side that’s anchored maintains the
> alignment, so you’re not moving the engine around trying to get the holes
> lined up.
> All in all, not a bad job. Some brute force and fiddly stuff getting to the
> top bolts on the mounts, but the rest is pretty straightforward.
> I’m going to head out and finish the plugs on the driver’s side and put
> everything back together. That will be the end of major work that’s
> necessary on this car. Only thing left to address is the headliner, which is
> starting to droop in the back…grrr.
>> On Aug 5, 2017, at 12:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
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>> Let us know the tricks to make it easier
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