[V8] Front Motor Mount

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Fri Oct 6 10:04:11 EDT 2006

Hmm.  Maybe bad trans mounts as well?  Only thing I can think of ...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <bhowell at rmi.net>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:03 PM
Subject: [V8] Front Motor Mount

> I replaced the front motor mount (the one that connects the front of the
> timing belt cover to the frame rail) on our 5 speed approx. 20k miles ago
> when I did the timing belt. I replaced it because it was broken (duh) and
> now it's broken again and who knows how long it's been like that. I only
> noticed it because I am doing the serp belt and fan clutch.
> Has anyone else encountered this? How can this part only last 20k miles
> (maybe less)? The car is NEVER tracked, never abused, hardly ever sees
> anything faster than the speed limit and my wife stops at ONE traffic
> on her drive to work. The two motor mounts on the side of the block and
> tranny mounts were replaced at the same time, so I don't think the motor
> sitting "Low" or anything like that, that would cause undue stress on the
> front one.
> Just curious I guess, not to mention that I would prefer NOT to buy a $45
> every 20k miles.
> Ben
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