Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ventura Ca
Vehicle: Bought a Salvage title 2002 SLK 320 65k miles
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Got my SLK 320 this week, noise Transmission mount or?
Hi all! Here is my story:
I picked it up Saturday! Rain in July in LA?! SURE! Top hydraulics leaked and top was stuck down...dodged all the rain for hour ride north to Ventura. Took the coast road PCH 1 through Malibu! Exhilarating! Neighbors came over to oogle it while I feverishly tried to get roof up manually. Squall comes through, neighbors laugh, as I angrily throw a car cover on it to protect the interior from hail and 1/2 inch deluge of %$#%$# rain. (Why are people so freaking cruel?? and mother nature can be a biotch too some times!)
Get on line and figure out pump and roof manual over rides (thanks to my wife helping me). Great! Wash my car from the rain. Replace the engine hood struts and check out under the hood. So ends day one.
Day two I order a drivers side Bosch headlight, trunk struts (OUCH! @^%&*& hurts the head), already have the roof O-ring kit and instructions, fluid, order new driver mirror glass, and some other stuff.
Day 3: Register and insure car. Fun to drive! Pretty frickin' fast and handles very well, hard to get in and out of (59 and in okay shape but still...).
Day 4: Commercial drive ways in California are hell on normal sedans forget a low sports car! Something to do with rain and flooding? Well when it finally rains in S. Cal it DOES flood so I need to get over it. Hit the exhaust gently? today on a store entry...
Leaving the gas station (only 16 mpg driving moderate to hard?) I hear a noise that sounds like a bad bearing or, a rattling exhaust shield or, Alvin the Chipmunk with a ball peam hammer tapping on metal when the car is under torque. Check the exhaust shields and some seem suspicious but moving them etc still a noise.
Is it the tranny mount?? Anyone? Thanks for any feedback