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scottbott
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rubber engine mounts

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removed my old ones today,three of them were totally rooted,I pulled one apart very easily and two others had a tiny bit of rubber holding everything together,no wonder my engine was wobbling about on tick over,will refit the new ones tomorrow and also will replace the gearbox one with a polybush,was very suprised how rusty the main engine brace was,cleaned it up with an angle grinder and pad,are they available new?,never had to look before but will have a looksee tonight,anyone doing this job will find having a 3/8 drive universal joint very handy for getting to some of the nuts
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Re: rubber engine mounts

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Done this myself...and to anyone reading this, faulty ones are easy to miss as often they appear to be intact....This is because the weight of the engine pushes them together.
To check...jack up on the engine (be careful to use a piece of wood to spread the load) you will immediately see the mounts come apart if they have failed.

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Re: rubber engine mounts

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And in some instances (mine is one example) it is possible to put the bar in the wrong way round. It is slightly angled and normally it is obvious which way it goes round but my bar is the same front and back....
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Re: rubber engine mounts

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replaced the old ones today with the new brickwerks ones,bit of a struggle lining everything up but all done,what a difference to the gearchange,I reckon the engine was wobbling so much and the length of the gear mechanism,levers and fulcrums etc,I was planning on replacing the gearchange bushes but reckon they can be left for a while as the change feels great,well chuffed
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Re: rubber engine mounts

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just an update,definite major improvement in gear change quality and I reckon it may be a good job to do along side changing bushes in the gear linkage as that may be part of peoples gear change problems,bit of a pain to do but worth it in my opinion and I could swear blind that the engine is running quieter as well,I have had a slightly noisy tappet for a while,andrew at campershack noticed it but said leave it alone it's noisy but ok,it is quiet now,coincidence or what??,the engine was well rocking my wife even noticed the van shaking at tickover,all gone now :ok
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