Fordmods Logo

Engine moves 

 

Page 2 of 2 [ 20 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2

 
 Post subject: Re: Engine moves
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 9453

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Fordrunner 5.0 Turbo

Location: Wollongong
NSW, Australia

SWC wrote:
buckets4LTR wrote:
Hey mate to check if your engine mounts are gone, with the engine running put ya foot on the brakes and shift between drive-neutral-reverse, if your oengine is rocking around when the gear engages your mounts are screwed. You should be able to see cracks in the mount rubbers. If you have a collapsed cat, u should hear rattling if you shake your exhaust. Also it wouldn't want to rev depending on how block It was. Try fuel and air filters.


You won't see cracks in the engine mounts as they are oil filled in the AU's.

Does the car vibrate at idle. If the mounts have collapsed you will feel the vibration at idle through the car and steering wheel. Goes away when you accelerate.

Look at the drivers side mount and see if the srround on the top section of the mount is touching the bottom plate.


Out of curiosity, how are the mounts supposed to sit in relation to the surround and bottom plate?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine moves
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:25 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 60

Posts: 6817

Joined: 22nd Jun 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Campbelltown
NSW, Australia

Attachment:
EF Mount.jpg
EF Mount.jpg [ 55.18 KiB | Viewed 24 times ]


Attachment:
EF V8 Mount.jpg
EF V8 Mount.jpg [ 43.38 KiB | Viewed 16 times ]


Above pics show EF mounts. The lower one is for a V8, similar set up. If you look at the bottom of the top pic you will see a notched base. When these fail the top drops and the metal notches sit on the base, you will see this in the lower pic. They touch and any vibration passes through into the sub frame and you feel it through the car. These mounts are good as they don't seperate like normal rubber mounts.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine moves
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:35 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 9453

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Fordrunner 5.0 Turbo

Location: Wollongong
NSW, Australia

I have those mounts but they sit about 15mm higher. Granted mine are aftermarket but surely there shouldn't be that much of a difference.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine moves
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:18 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 60

Posts: 6817

Joined: 22nd Jun 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Campbelltown
NSW, Australia

If yours are brand new, they will settle a bit once they are in the car for a while. The ones mounted on the block do look like that have comprssed a fair bit.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine moves
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:30 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 182

Joined: 10th Jan 2007

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Mustang

Location: Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Car is fine at normal cruising speeds, but put the boot in and i get nothing. It will gladly sit at 100 just getting there quickly is the issue haha. Changing the fuel filter appeared to fix the problem, but didnt. Ill replace the plugs and leads and hopefully that fixes the problem. I just find it strange that it idles fairly well with only a slight inermittent miss and drives well under normal light acceleration it just dies when you put the boot in.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 2  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:27 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names