Hi Christiaan, you know that the 230 mounts are the same as the Ssang Yong 290 Sport mounts. I got some from Korean Motor Spares in Edenvale @ about R750 a pair.
Granted they are not colour coded and don't have a Merc stamp on them but I have used them successfully in my 290 and now the past 50kkm in my Red G.
I want to take the diesel, but at this stage it looks like we'll be in the 230.
Diesel is getting a new exhaust made at the moment, then next weekend Dirk will help me install the new engine mountings and try to find the source of front end shakes. I also need to devise a means to seal the shift levers and insulate under the centre console. If I get it all done in time, the we'll take the 300GD.
The parts guys were adamant there were different part numbers left and right. I see the one I have has a part number with one digit difference to what you shared above.
A 460 242 05 13 vs A 460 242 08 13
I don't know the part number on the one we're still waiting for,
Does anyone know details regarding the old style mountings and what differences there are?
the later, box type mountings have different part numbers as you can order the rubber with a different hardness. possibly the same the with older mounts. I hope you get sorted in time, either way, it going to be great having you along for the trip
LH mounting is as listed above A4602421013
RH mounting received is A4602420813, which seems to have superseded A4602420513
So it's confirmed:
1. That Mercedes still supplies these mountings
2. That although the mountings look similar, there are different part numbers left and right. I assume they have different rubber composition, either because of the torsional stresses caused by engine torque, or because the RH mounting sits next to the exhaust.