[V8] motor mounts R&R 90 V8
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 27 13:47:49 EDT 2004
Takes some fanagiling to get in a posssition to look
but you can see if they are cracked, broke, collapsed
or a combination of all the above.
--- "Korn, Bob" <Bob.Korn at Fike.com> wrote:
> The shudder I feel only lasts for a few seconds,
> then the engine pulls
> smoothly to redline. It's been their for awhile, I
> notice the torque stop
> was separated about 20K ago. Haven't examined the
> motor mounts yet, is it
> obvious when they are collapsed?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Wainwright [mailto:ron_01056 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 12:19 PM
> To: Korn, Bob
> Cc: v8 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [V8] motor mounts R&R 90 V8
> A very severe vibration under our feet when putting
> the hammer down. Which made us look at the mounts &
> from what we seen they both were collapsed.
> Hope this helps.
> --- "Korn, Bob" <Bob.Korn at Fike.com> wrote:
> > Aside from any visible damage, what symptoms did
> > notice with the worn
> > motor mounts?
> > My torque stop is toast, and I have a slight
> > during initial
> > acceleration, around 1600 rpm, feels like a miss,
> > was wondering if this
> > could be the mounts???
> > Bob
> > 90 V8Q Pearl 136K
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cobram at juno.com [mailto:cobram at juno.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 4:06 PM
> > To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> > Cc: v8 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: [V8] motor mounts R&R 90 V8
> > Ron Wainwright <ron_01056 at yahoo.com> writes:
> > > A friend of mine (not a lister) needs to R&R
> > > motor mounts on a 90 V8, having never done this
> > before
> > > I was wondering if any lister can help with any
> > BTDT?
> > > Looks like the header pipes are in the way to
> > to
> > > the top nut. Would using a crows foot be the
> > way
> > > (as not to rip the engine bay apart),don't want
> > > open any more cans of worms than is allready
> > Here's an old post on how I did it many moons ago:
> > From: Cobram at juno.com
> > To: v8q at u.washington.edu
> > Finally got around to changing the long ago
> > purchased motor mounts on the
> > 1990 V8Q. Here is a quick step by step for anyone
> > wanting it: Remove the
> > bottom engine cover. I suggest using a pair of
> > vice grips to hold the
> > rubber vibration dampers on the engine cover when
> > you remove the 10mm nuts
> > holding the cover on. Remove the two side air
> > intakes on top with the same
> > 10mm socket. Remove the heat shields on both sides
> > of the engine headers.
> > (10mm "speed" nuts-like the ones that used to hold
> > your "Big Wheels" pedals
> > on) You'll have JUST barely enough room to fit a
> > 17mm universal socket (a
> > regular socket with a universal on it will NOT
> > with a THIN extension on
> > it over the top motor mount nut through the header
> > pipe on the right side.
> > The Left side top nut can only be removed with a
> > end 17mm angle wrench.
> > (to get over the sides of the engine mount.) There
> > isn't enough room to get
> > an extension through the headers on this
> > side. To remove the bottom bolts on the motor
> > mounts, loosen the 4 sub
> > frame bolts and drop the sub frame enough to fit
> > same 17mm universal on
> > the two bottom nuts. LOTS of penetrating oil
> > recommended, as these bolts
> > get tight, and they are LONG. Once the nuts and
> > bolts are off the motor
> > mounts, lift the engine up with a jack. The best
> > place I've found for
> > lifting the left side is to place a 2X4 on the
> > and lift with the top of
> > the 2X4 on the nuts that hold the AC compressor
> > For the right side,
> > placing the top of the 2X4 on the alternator
> > against the engine
> > worked well. Lift enough to give you clearance to
> > remove the old engine
> > mount and install the new ones. As per Audi norms,
> > "installation is reverse
> > of removal."
> > One "gotcha" that happened to me..... One of
> > motor mounts bolts was
> > so corroded that I spun the welded-pressed in nut
> > that the bolt goes
> > through. Needed an extra set of hands to hold the
> > bolt while I turned the
> > nut from the top. Replaced it, but this time I
> > the bolt in from the top
> > and the nut on the bottom....for when I do this
> > again in ten years.
> > BCNU,
> > http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
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