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Re: Exhaust Manifold for a MC Turbo engine
> > And let's not forget about the completely uncracked EM I just removed
> > '89 200q at 143k, either. Although it certainly seems like they all
> > (and I'm as guilty as anyone when it comes to perpetuating the myth), the
> > truth is not *all* of them do...
> Had you renewed the engine mounts at any point?
Nope, nor had the previous owner (I bought the car at 82k) ... however, when
I pulled the motor, I found that both were broken -- literally, the top half
had separated from the bottom! -- as well as one of the tranny mounts. The
car started idling roughly about two weeks before the motor died but I'm not
sure when the motor mounts let go. I do know that I checked the passenger
side engine mount when I replaced the bomb earlier this year and it was fine