There will be a way, perhaps raising the engine slightly once the mounts are disconnected. I’ve managed to do a few in the past, just take your time and you’ll beat it!Thanks DSM, So frustrated at the moment.....thought I'd attempt the mounts today and start on driver side but can't actually see a way of getting old mount out and the the new mount in without removing the DPF/turbo etc and I'm really low on time and confidence in myself at the moment. Passenger and trans mount are perfectly accessible but drivers side looks an absolute pig
Last one I did was an R170 SLK - you won’t get a tighter space!
Thanks Colin, was that the E220 OM646 engine that you've had success with? I did wonder about lifting the engine but it all just looked so bloody packed in. I have a day off work tomorrow with no 5yr old to constantly harass me so may have another bash.