No he means there are two imaginary middle holes on the gearbox casing and that the middle engine studs somehow penetrate and pass through the exhaust pipes to connect to the gearbox...subcritical71 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:25 pmI'm not sure being hidden on its own means it cannot still have the mounting location. I get your point though, it would be near impossible to install the studs with the exhaust pipes installed.Blackout wrote: ↑Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 pm2018 is similar although the 2018 Merc exhaust manifold was different.
On the left is 2017: the 6 engine mounting points are cleared. The clutch is completely visible.
On the right: 2018 and 2019: the middle engine mounting points are obstructed by the exhaust pipes. You cant see half the clutch.
I put this sketch together based on the specified mounting locations;
*the lines are probably not perfect. 1) The line between the lower most and upper most mount is not a straight line through the middle mount. 2) The lower distance (mount to mount) is ~36% of the total distance between the upper most and lower most mount.
The orange circles are where the mounting locations are specified.
I've added the RED lines to ask a question to SS. Are you meaning that the two middle mounting points would exist on the PU at the shown locations but the studs would extend further into the gearbox before their attachment to the gearbox? My thinking here is you don't think this would be a PU flange to Gearbox flange connection.
IMO the drugs he's taking make him see those invisible holes that we, mere mortals, cant see, but somehow those drugs prevent him from visualizing the exhaust pipes that must be placed between the engine and the gbox.
Found other pics of the W09 gbox. Maybe he will show us where the invisible mounting points are.
https://sf.viepratique.fr/wp-content/up ... ission.jpg