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Old 02-21-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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so there i was about ready to drop in my *new* engine into my 90 miata and im looking for the box part that touches the subframe and i find one but not the other. Im almost postitive the car came with one but now i cant put the motor in. Anyone know where i get get just one of them?
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you dont need it, i dont have any on mine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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are you sure? whats it for in the first place?
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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It is there to catch the engine if the mount rubber shears off.
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Its there to make you have to remove the engine to put them back in when you forget them the first time around.
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so you guys think i should put them on then?
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Yes!
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anyone got one they could sell me super cheap?
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i wouldn't worry about it really.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #10
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I'll look for my extras today.
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I have solid mount and don't run them, as long as you have good mounts I wouldn't worry about it.
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there is a subframe under the motor anyway, where the hell is the motor going to go IF a mount brakes and that metal bucket isn't there?
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Its not like the oil pan isnt already an inch away from the subframe. Only way it might do any noticable damage is if you had diff mounts stretched like a $5 *****, and loose PPF bolts, and 2 broken engine mounts, and it was able to freely move around. Unlikely.
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Its not like the oil pan isnt already an inch away from the subframe. Only way it might do any noticable damage is if you had diff mounts stretched like a $5 *****, and loose PPF bolts, and 2 broken engine mounts, and it was able to freely move around. Unlikely.
and you fliped the car with no hood on and you un-bolted the engine from the trans in mid air.
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+1 on all of the above. Unless i can find one super cheap ill just end up running without them thanks for the advice
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