[V8] Front Motor Mount
Scottp at ippe.com
Fri Oct 6 10:09:03 EDT 2006
I don't recall a mount ever failing on its own, but more as the result
of something.. Oil can rapidly deteriorate rubber (some more than
others), and as Ingo said maybe the original cause wasn't the motor
mount, but maybe the trans-mounts. Also depending on how far you went on
the bad mounts check the fans and shroud, the torque from the motor
might have sent the fan into the shroud.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Ingo Rautenberg
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 10:04 AM
To: bhowell at rmi.net; v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Front Motor Mount
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
> timing belt cover to the frame rail) on our 5 speed approx. 20k miles
> when I did the timing belt. I replaced it because it was broken (duh)
> now it's broken again and who knows how long it's been like that. I
> noticed it because I am doing the serp belt and fan clutch.
> Has anyone else encountered this? How can this part only last 20k
> (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
> tranny mounts were replaced at the same time, so I don't think the
> sitting "Low" or anything like that, that would cause undue stress on
> front one.
> Just curious I guess, not to mention that I would prefer NOT to buy a
> every 20k miles.
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