this beauty arrived today, now how to fit it in? Front Lower wishbone E300TD.

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  1. Olivier

    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks to Franey here, today I got this beauty :thumb:, well 2 of them. Super speedy delivery, top class for top items, Franey Rock :rock:
    I am also told today that to fit them is not as strait forward as I thought as apparently the bolts/ washers that hold the arm are in a specific place and can move or be moved, depending where you want to place the arm :confused:, now this is worrying me :(.
    I am told I have to mark as many points as I can on the bolt and or the washer to be sure it'll be back the same, if not its a geometrie job £££
    Cannot find a proper DIY place here, can anyone enlight me?

    Thank you.
    Olivier
     
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    There are eccentrics on the bolts/washers to set the camber/castor angles. Set it up roughly then take the car to CLCM Sighthill for laser alignment.

    11, Bankhead Drive, Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 4EJ

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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hi Druk,
    Thank you, this is what I was told and why they need to be perfectly where they were. This is a little daunting.
    Seems that this is a geometry job anyway, just to be sure...
    Better that then get worned tyres and then still need to do the geometrie...
    CLCM was suppose to do a job few years back for a menber here too, Don't remember who and not sure I remember correctly how it went, he had to come back for some reason?
    Olivier
     
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    There is no adjustment for Camber and Castor bolt positions on a W210.
    To adjust the settings you need special eccentric bolts and washers.
     
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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi DM,
    Indeed, and this is where its getting more confusing. I was at MB today and there was indeed this special bolt and washer to be bought, but as you said, its only to do adjustements, its a speacial bolt and washer kit sold as a tool.
    Then, what do I do? Is it just bolt and play now, or do I need to be carefull with the alignement of the old bolt and mark it everywhere?
    Cheers.
     
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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi DM,
    Once again right, there is no adjustement :thumb:
     
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    Olivier...how much was the arm?
     
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    Olivier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    120 for both. I cost me also some cuts, swearing, worrying and ealier today a swollen lips as a flying spanner hit me in the upper lips... :crazy:
     
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    I'm glad you said that DM.
    There was certainly no adjustment on my pivot bolts for the lower suspension arms.
    I was getting worried for a minute !!
    :)
     
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    Hi John,
    did you get my email about the spigot/ bearing?
    Cheers.
    Olivier
     

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