I guess some of you have already done this so please help me!
My mechanic friend looked at my 240D W115 and told me that the bushings need to be replaced after finding that my bushings were literally melting. I replaced the steering arms and shock absorber last year.
I have since bought the following bushings:
1153301875 Subframe bushing kit
1153301675 Lower Inner Control Arm Bushing Kit with Eccentric Pins (x2)
1263520165 Trailer Arm bushings (x4)
as well as the following:
1144DK Engine Shock/Damper
6152230112 Engine/Motor Mount; Front Left; Small Square Version
1072410913 Engine/Motor Mount; Right; Front; Heavy Duty
1153201589 Stabilizer/Sway Bar Link; Rear Left/Right (x2)
1153200845 Sway Bar Bracket; Front Left/Right Sway Bar (x2)
1153200047 Sway Bar Bushing Kit; Front Mount Kit
I dont think I need Engine Mount/Damper but if engine needs to be lifted, I was thinking that it may be an opportunity to replace the mounts/damper. What do you think?
Now, I have the merceded W115 body shop manual which does not clearly show how to replace all these bushings. My friend does not have a press to insert these bushings. Does he need one?
My understanding is that the old bushings need to pried out with something like a flat head screw driver and the new ones are pushed in without a press? If a press is needed, can anyone recommend how to do it?