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Engine mounts - cont.
Thanks to Mark and Scott for engine mounts testing procedures. I've
tested my mounts using both methods. Method 1: Me under the car, my
mother alternating between Drive and Reverse. The mounts seem to flex a
little when torque is first applied, then they return to the correct
position. No obvious movement noticed. Method 2: engine supported on
floor jack. I've had to remove only one bolt to make the mount drop. It
takes a body-builder (which I am certainly not ;-) to push it back up.
Conclusion: my mounts are good (big surprise, as both have "86" stamped
on them). I started to look for another problems that could cause engine
vibration. There is additional front engine mount supposed to be on L5
engines, right? So, there's large rubber bush on the part that also
serves as an alternator mounting, but it isn't supported in any way.
Hey, if this is an "engine mount", it should be bolted to the body in
some way. The crossmember behind bumper is reversed-U-shaped right where
it meets this mount. No signs of body damage, no empty bolt holes.
There's only some damage to the paint indicating that the mounting used
to touch this crossmember. Does that mean that the two main engine
mounts sag? Again, thanks in advance for your help.
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)