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Old 05-25-2017, 11:28 PM
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Just got done with the suspension bits myself a week or two ago and also thinking about the LSD. Dreading it though, it's not simple...
Silly question about this car, as I'm just learning but does it have an open diff?
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Yeah. Thatís how I roll.

Wavetrac will go in and bushings on rear subframe will all get replaced. Total refresh. Iíll take pics for documentation.

Also need to work on water lines to rear while subframe is out. Water tank will be back there.

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Need to find a distributor for this:

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Found a distributor. Bought the tools. Will work on this over the summer. Gotta get these items on the car:

Coilovers
All bushings Front and Rear
All suspension items replaced.
MBH headers
Some form of cats and X-pipe
175mm (as I recall) crank pulley
1 pass intercooler
Second heat exchanger
Possible rear tank
LSD
Andriod car play capable head unit
Larger wheels
New rotors
New wheel bearings
Trans fluid change
Different newer headlights
E63 bumper
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I found that there is a large issue with one of the bushings in the rear subframe when you go to buy replacements. May make a new thread to ask the question.

This is the part number and part at ECS (who is being willfully unhelpful).

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...ch/2223520865/

But it looks like this:

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I wouldn't care what it looks like visually as long as all the dimensions are the same. It just appears that the inner sleeve is different in the replacement part?
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Im going to remove the part asap and compare. I dont think ghe dimensions are tte same.
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Let us know what you find out - I plan to do a suspension refresh in the near future.
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Well, used my awesome set of tools from hcb in Taiwan and got the bushing out.

Seems pretty simple:

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And all the pictures show that no bushing that comes up for this part numbers are completely different then what is on the car.

no one has replaced this? No on on the e500 and e320 sides? I canít believe it.
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Yikes! Not even the same ballpark
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Found the correct part. Stealer had to find it as ECS tuning where I bought several
of the parts was

Completely
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useless

They stopped emailing me after I asked difficult questions.

We all have many sources. Why not just help?

I have spent 1000s of dollars with them from Porsche and mbz stuff - Iíll think thrice about that next time.


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I don't have a pic, but I did remove the condensor after this and I have full access to the front of the engine now.

Yes, this is a WYAIT for the shocks.

I have additional pics on a better camera I am collecting for putting stuff back together. I am replacing on the engine:

Water Pump
Both Tensioners
All pulley wheels
A/C compressor
Rebuiding or refreshing alternator
Thermostat
Seal for Oil filter assembly


Possible:

Timing Chains. I will have to do some more research.
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Very useful list of part numbers for digging into the top of the engine:

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...ere-items.html
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I am going to attempt to record the work, but the forum/community is in a very different place right now, as evidenced by the "I didn't expect part X to ever break, how do I fix?" and of course wheelz advertisements. Sometimes I wonder if these new milenial owners even know you need to replace a water pump on a car as a wear item.

Technology has moved on, and finance is cheap. And there were less than 10k cars in total as I recall. I will do the work properly and see where I end up.
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As a continuation of this thread, to buck the trend of incomplete threads and/or unfinished documentation, here is some progress.

I have neared the complete rebuild of the rear subframe, including an install of the wavetrac.

So with that said, new on this subframe are:
  • front and rear subframe bushings.
  • differetnial to subframe bushings
  • UDP tie and camberarms
  • Lower arms for Coilpver conversion
  • Bearings
  • hubs
  • Parking brake hardware
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I got the Taiwanese tools for these bushings and it made it so pleasant to work on. Really pleasant.

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Again, great set of tools. Both part numbers I mention in the other thread are needed for the rear
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