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Old 09-27-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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My front trans mount had a lot of play, and I could see that part of the rubber had pulled away from the metal. I've also been seeing a lot of odd KR. So I decided to upgrade the mount.

This mount right here.
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Wasn't to hard, but it'* now out.
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When under there, I noticed my drag radials, well, what was left of them. Changed over to my winter tires. I always wait till November for this, but considering what is left of my tires, and the way the weather has been, thought I better do it now.
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So I drill a hole, dang, the bolt don't fit. Ahh, I have a 1/2" hardened bolt, and a 3/8 drill. Great, my 1/2" bit don't fit. And my wife is gone and my car is short one motor mount. So I had to walk to Menards, only about 3/4 miles, so no big deal.

Made the hole the correct size, cut off the extra and it'* ready to put back in.
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Was a pain, but I got it back in.
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No more movement on the engine now. I took it for a drive. So far the weird KR seems to be gone, but we will see. I thought I fixed it several times in the past only to have it show back up. I did a little WOT and chirped the tires when it shifted in to 2nd gear at 45.
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nice sorry about the mount you wanted from me i just picked the ssei up today and brought it to my new house so i planned to pull it for ya today but seems you dont need it lol nice job hope you recurring KR stays gone
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Looks like it'* better, but still have some. I'll have to dig deeper. Something is causing false KR. I will say, solid mounting that mount really sharpened up the shifts. There was times I could feel the engine moving back and forth causing the RPMs to move.
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I'm not sure if that'* a nylon lock nut but if not you may want to get one.
I had a regular nut with a lock washer and it wouldn't stay tight.
(I should have mentioned that)
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It'* a locking nut. If I happen to see it moving I'll hit it with the welder.
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Good idea.
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Also why I wanted the nut on the outside. I must say, it really holds the engine in place now. Hardly moves at all.
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My mount is doing the same thing. Been pondering weather to replace it or...but, you gave me an idea to fix mine.
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Also why I wanted the nut on the outside. I must say, it really holds the engine in place now. Hardly moves at all.
True story. Plus it'* cheap and easy.
I went from this:
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To the bolt mount and I was pretty happy about it.. lol.
I actually snapped that small metal shaft connecting the two plates before that vid.. that'* why it moves to much. I made the bolt mount out of a new mount because of that.
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That'* a nice mount. Glad to hear it helped you out. Would you recommend a solid front mount to others?
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