Solid motor mount question...again - Page 6 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2006, 07:48 PM   #51
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mike_peperni is on a distinguished road
Default

Each puck i bought are 1 inch height.= 3 inch

+ 1 big washer under the pucks, + 1 big washer over the pucks , + 1 smaller washer over the big one .

3 3/8 inch , exactly the same height as my old one.

3 1/2 inch is good too.

Mine is like that and tighted the nuts, not too much, and its really good.
Slight vibration, but nothing annoying.


I dont know why your car is dying like that
I dont think its related tought. 3 1/2 should be enought , thats about the same height as the stock mount.

Goodluck
mike_peperni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2006, 10:14 PM   #52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

mike... im posting your directions because my inbox is close to booting your message already... and i dont wanna lose this.. i have the mount out right now, going to pick up supplies now
Quote:
I bought 3 practice puck (pretty easy to see.... orange...lol)

2 big washer (one at each end)
1 smaller on the top

all that make the same height as my stock motor mount.

Just buy more than you need and you can compare with your old mount.

You can also use a aluminium piece with a hole in the center (to let the bolt go threw)
and 2 universal motor mount i think 3/4 inch each. one at each end, and he put big washer at each end. I had to try it with just the puck

You will need a new bolt, my mechanic bought a fully threaded bolt (sorry my english can suck sometime,but i know you know what i mean) like 1 foot long and he cut it the lenght he want....

You also need 2 nuts , or 4 if you double nut it. ive put a washer also on the top(see as pic)

In fact it look like a sandwich, with a bolt that go threw , the bottom hold by the frame with a nut under and a nut on the engine bracket.


When you remove the old mount, the engine will fall by like 1 inch maximum( still hold by the others mount), you can use a jack to support the engine if you want, its easier when you install the new mount.

Just remove the bolt off the engine bracket(to remove the bracket)
and theres a nut under the car also. And voila! the old is out.

Just make sure the new mount have the same height and you will be ok.

Its really easy and for your dad may be a 40 minute job maximum.


With the universal mount (i think its polyurethane) im sure it can have no vibrations or may be some minor, for sure you feel the engine a little, my engine is may be moving 1/8 inch. But i think thats not too bad , for what it give it worth it.


I will try to make a vid that you can see how quick the response is, for example, accelerating from a stop at low throttle and then just give more throttle just enought to get mid boost and instantly the tire spin,

the road is cold it help, but never it did that before

Im sorry i dont know the exact size of the bolt you need, i used the same as the old mount.
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 02:33 AM   #53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

jack car up, put jack stand under the engine/tranny and set jack back down... slightly.. enought to take tension off the mount... take off 3 bols on the mount, and 1 on the bottom, and remove all together
Name:  DSC09172.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  85.4 KB
Name:  DSC09173.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  105.3 KB

parts i picked up - pucks were $2.99 each and the bolt setup was $10
Name:  DSC09162.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  88.3 KB

make a template to center your drill holes, however this is not really crucial
Name:  DSC09163.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  36.8 KB

mark...
Name:  DSC09164.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  74.1 KB

and drill
Name:  DSC09165.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  96.1 KB

put bolt thru
Name:  DSC09166.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  78.8 KB

make sure everything is just as thick as the old mount
Name:  DSC09167.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  89.8 KB
Name:  DSC09168.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  86.8 KB
Name:  DSC09169.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  87.9 KB

wrapped in electrical tape just for cosmetic
Name:  DSC09170.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  86.8 KB

attach bracket in reverse order
Name:  DSC09174.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  105.6 KB
Name:  DSC09176.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  87.6 KB

leftovers that i can return to home depot... so about a $13 mod
Name:  DSC09177.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  107.9 KB
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 07:37 PM   #54
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mike_peperni is on a distinguished road
Default

Well done Haro

Good explanations. Tell me what you think about it


.. when youll get your tranny done.
mike_peperni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 04:06 PM   #55
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

What diameter size is the threaded bolt?
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #56
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdq
What diameter size is the threaded bolt?
1/2"
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #57
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks think I will try this , and great instructions and pics
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 03:34 PM   #58
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sacramento, CA WCBF '06, '07 survivor
Posts: 658
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rrounds is on a distinguished road
Default

The distance between the bottom of the motor mount bracket and the top side of the cross member on my car is 3 5/8 inches. you can go to 4" , because if you had (or have) a stock mount it would spread to more than 4" when you put the power down. tighten the bolt down tight, you dont want any slop in the mount itself. i had to retighten my mount at about 30,000 miles , still tight after another 45,000 miles. 75+k and no problems so far.

ROD
rrounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #59
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks appreciate the info.Could I use a 6 or 7 inch lag bolt (galvanized)
jdq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 09:53 PM   #60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

i think i used 9 inches
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
solid motor mount 00bonnevillessei 2000-2005 7 02-05-2007 10:04 PM
Solid Motor Mount Installed Today...Very Happy! TommyGloves 2000-2005 14 03-13-2006 02:53 PM
2k+ solid motor mount willwren 2000-2005 7 02-10-2006 12:38 AM
Solid Front motor mount chadow427 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 1 08-09-2005 03:59 AM
Solid Motor Mount questions.. (Installed) Damemorder Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 13 07-10-2004 02:12 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.