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Old 04-12-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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So... Whos broken what engine mounts, and what did you replace them with?

I just pulled my mounts today despite knowing they were at least worse for wear for a few months to realise that one tore in two. So basically it wasnt securing that side of the engine to the chassis.

The mounts for those who dont know are basically a sandwich plate, with two steel plates sandwiching a piece of rubber, both plates have a single stud , one stud secures to engine the other to the subframe, and the only thing holding it together is the rubber is glued to the steel plates.

I tore straight through the rubber.

I replaced the two studs with a long high tensile bolt so that in the event of rubber mount failure it would still secure the engine to the subframe, and used 3 thicknesses of Conveyor belt bonded together then to the plates to form a new mount.

Who else has done similar or has advice?

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Hockey pucks work nicely. they are a little too thin so you have to put some spacers. but for about 10 bucks I have rather stiff mounts.
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I've seen the hockey puck method a few times before. If you want really aggressive mounts and don't care about rattles/shakes its easy and cheap.
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I just went with the goodwin mounts and called it done. The stock and mazda comp ones don't last long with the heat and abuse.


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I think someone filled the metal surround with silicone and had good luck as well...decent idea...

Those goodwin mounts are beautiful. I hate you for selling them 1 year too late.
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I've seen the hockey puck method a few times before. If you want really aggressive mounts and don't care about rattles/shakes its easy and cheap.

Yeah, theyre awful for the first week, until they settle in a bit. They are definitely still aggressive though.
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Can you buy replaceable bushes for the goodwin ones?

I have mounts on my ae86 very similar but homemade, using polyurethane suspension bushes and a piece of appropriately sized pipe.

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