So what does the front engine mount do?

Jim Green jeg1976 at
Tue Aug 19 18:55:32 EDT 2003

--- Eric <eric_audi.ql at> wrote:
> On a 4kq what exactly does the front mount do?  I
> looked at the wear
> marks when I removed the engine and it looks like it
> only rubbed on the
> driver's side.  As far as I know it has never been
> touched in the 200k+
> miles it has lived so far.  The bottom of the
> support is open so it is
> not supporting the weight of the motor.  The only
> thing I can come up
> with is to help counter act the torque of the front
> drive wheels (maybe
> also to the rear end?).
> When they are new do they fit tightly side to side?
> The reason I am asking is in making room for my FMIC
> I would like to
> switch to a double hiem joint mount.  Since these
> can only counter act
> movement in one axis this may not be enough.

Eric, just cut off the snub mount and leave enough
material to still get the bushing on.  Then just move
the metal bracket it sits in back a few inches, along
with you cross member I assume you're building.  Javad
and I both did this with our retarded size
intercoolers, and it works great.

Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI Stage II

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