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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:15 pm 
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i cant afford a new engine mount, one of mine has collapsed. i was wondering how long a second hand one might last??? i know that it depends on how much of a thrashing the last engine it was on copped.

i'm just trying to justify the price of a new one compared to 2nd hand.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:46 pm 
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I've had a secondhand one in for over 3 years and no problems, all depends what you get.
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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:59 pm 
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They only cost 25 bucks at repco anyway...

I didn't want to have to change it anytime soon. (like after a burnout or something) so I went with new..

still, 2nd better then broken one right?

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:32 pm 
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Genuine 'round' EF ford dampened ones are around $200ea.

Kelpro rectangle rubber blocks from repco are cheap, will work, however not as good.

Get a second hand from a low K auto.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:04 pm 
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what damage can occour if i don't fix it?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:04 pm 
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was going to say i got a ED one u coulda gotten cheap

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:11 pm 
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caseyaberhart wrote:
what damage can occour if i don't fix it?


all sorts of things! You can break the other mount, engine can hit bonnet, engine coming up will put stress on gearbox mounts, so on so forth so it a chain reaction of things going wrong!
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:40 am 
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i guess i'll fork out for a new one, anyone know where i can get a cheap one? i want a ford one though.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:35 pm 
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they should be fine iv seen cars with 400,000 on the clock on original engin mounts, its just one of those things they will last for ever or break

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:14 am 
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I drove around for 5 years or more with a busted engine mount.. didn't really notice it.. suspected it might be gone, but didn't know for sure till I lifed the engine out and half of the mount stayed in the car despite being unbolted.
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Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:11 pm 
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frankieh wrote:
I drove around for 5 years or more with a busted engine mount.. didn't really notice it.. suspected it might be gone, but didn't know for sure till I lifed the engine out and half of the mount stayed in the car despite being unbolted.


did it do any damage like chafed hoses or hitting anywhere???

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:23 am 
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nope, most obvious sign was a bad stutter when you took off hard in reverse.. but most of the time I drove really easy, so no probs.
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