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Engine mounts

Postby tripwalking » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:29 pm

I was getting some substantial hopping in first gear from a stop, so I looked around a bit and noticed that there was no bolt in the rear engine mount. It was just sitting on the frame mount and there appears to never have been a bolt there (the surface was all crusty). I could lift up on the engine mount with my hand and create a gap between it and the frame mount. The strange thing was there was no hole for a bolt to thread in to the frame mount. There is a sort of aluminum spacer between the rubber and the engine mount. I wanted to test my theory last night before I came home, so I ended up drilling and tapping the aluminum "spacer" and ran a bolt through the engine mount into the spacer. While improved, wheel (or engine) hop isn't gone so I'll be looking in to an alternative.

update: thought I'd search for Corrado engine mounts and see what I came up with. This is what's installed on the crossmember, which makes sense since I believe the engine is from a Corrado. What doesn't make sense is that the engine is just resting on the rear mount. I'll end up making some mounts with urethane bushings eventually. Anyone know how the Corrado engine mount attached to the frame mount?

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Re: Engine mounts

Postby mushroom_curry » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:03 pm

The top mount would suggest that you have a stock 8v subframe?

I know if you have the wrong front crossmember for the front mount you can just use a solid mount.

Not sure about the rear in that scenario.
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Re: Engine mounts

Postby tripwalking » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:26 pm

The front mount is at least "mounted"... Is the 8v rear mount the same as corrado?



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Re: Engine mounts

Postby mushroom_curry » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:35 am

Nope. Rear mount like that is not the same as any VR6 offering.
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Re: Engine mounts

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Re: Engine mounts

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Re: Engine mounts

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:02 pm

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Re: Engine mounts

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:39 pm

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Re: Engine mounts

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:30 pm

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Re: Engine mounts

Postby tripwalking » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:20 pm

So happy! It's a new car. Got some extra oil pan clearance while I was at it. No engine shudder on a slow start, no engine bouncing off the hood on a high rev 2-3 shift. With the alignment from today, it's handling and driving very nicely. I'm sure something other than marshmallow snow tires will tighten it up even more.


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Re: Engine mounts

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:45 pm

Great to hear :)
How well can you feel the engine in the car with the mount?
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Re: Engine mounts

Postby tripwalking » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:03 pm

It's very comfortable. Still has the rubber rear and transmission mounts. You'll have to take it for another drive - you wouldn't know you were in the same car!


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Re: Engine mounts

Postby mushroom_curry » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:07 am

yeahhhhhhhhh bet that tranny shifts nice now.
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Re: Engine mounts

Postby Dreamstate » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:21 pm

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