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Old 09-08-2016, 09:48 PM
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Default Repair engine damper/torque strut mount

My wife's 1980 300sd has developed a lot of engine shake. I found that on the drivers side, the small shock-type damper is worn out. I did some searching and found a strut mount kit for over $100. That is for just one side and seems like a lot of money. Has anyone found just the rubber bushing? Thanks.
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The "engine shocks" do not actually do anything. If the engine shakes while running its due to mechanical or fuel issues.

Loosen each of the 5 injector line nuts one at a time with the engine running. Whichever one makes the least difference is the problem cylinder.

Adjust the valves if it has not been done in the last 10k miles.
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You may be correct in that they do not do anything but I am sure that MB put these on the vehicle for a reason. The rubber on the drivers side is completely gone. It has to be replaced. I am just looking for an alternative to buying a complete install kit when all I need are the rubber bushings. Do you know where I can find these? Thanks.
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You may be correct in that they do not do anything but I am sure that MB put these on the vehicle for a reason.
None.

The supposed reason is they reduce the "rocking" as the engine is shut down, but such a motion does not occur. None of my vehicles have the "shocks" for over a decade. There is no difference in feel to any other 300D.

Same idea as VW's "anti-shudder" valve, which also does nothing.
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