Parts - Modifications - Standard Engine Mounts
Broken standard diesel mounts
Pocolow After a bad hill start in the van this morning where my foot slipped of the clutch pedal, I managed to brake two of three bolts that fix the engine mount onto the right of my 1.6td to the engine block itself (cast iron)..One of the bolts was missing completely and the remaining two have snapped/broken the casing on the engine block. The snapped bolt maybe be able to be drilled out(even then the surface of the casing is damaged) but the other has come out completely from the broken casing leaving only a couple of mm of thread in the block.
I had similar on mine, jack and plywood to support the sump + removed mount. I bought a cheap right angled drill for the job, centre punched then drilled the broken bolt (blind bolt holes obviously so careful!) . opened it out to about 3mm, then I got lucky with a high quality easy out and lots of plus gas. I borrowed Aidans time sert kit, hand drilled out the old threads with the tommy barand drill bit with cutting fluid. Then flushed with wd40 + a magnet to remove the swarf, (M10) timesert went in, job done. Access wasn't that great, I think I did 2 of mine but one just had the damaged threads not a snapped bolt, but it looks like your engine casing is damaged too, not sure how much thread depth you have left to play with there.
Ta Bob for the suggestions..The worst one(top left ) has only 3mm of thread left the bottom one has most of the thread but a damaged mating surface and a snapped bolt in it and the third has no damage as someone never put the bolt in last time the engine was taken out So it has been holding on two bolts for several years