engine mounts, how to?

David Eaton deaton@tranzrail.co.nz
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 17:13:25 +1300


you will 17mm long socket, preferably 3/8 drive, including extensions and at
least 1 universal.  i used a deep 17mm spanner from the front to loosen the
nut, and then used a stahlwillie "bendy" extension (about 10cm long) to
access the nut from above.  this worked fine, provided that the bendy
extension doesn't have to overcome too much torque.  alternatively, as huw
suggests, use a combination of extensions and universals, you can't (on the
20vt) get access from above using this method, but you can from the side.

hth,
dave
'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 20:09:38 -0500
>From: Huw Powell <audi@mediaone.net>
>Subject: Re: engine mounts, how to?
>
>> Car: 1989 90 quattro.
>> Engine: Stock 2.3L 10V
>>
>> Engine mounts:  One nut on top of mount.  Two nuts bottom of mount.
>>
>> HOW THE HECK do you get a tool in there to remove the top mount!?!  WHAT
kind
>> of tool should I be using??
>
>I haven't done it on the 90Q, but on my coupe it took a creative
>combination of extensions and a universal to get a socket past the
>intake and manifolds.  As I recall, it was not possible to see what I
>was doing from the location of the ratchet handle, either.  But it
>worked.