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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:23 am 
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hey guys, i'm just wondering if anyone has as much bad luck with engine mounts as i do? i went thru 6 on my old xf with its MASSIVE :roll: 70rwkw and that was with never dumping the clutch. now in my EB (also prolly with s**t all power becoz its on lpg) i broke two with the auto (never N-D'd) and i've now converted it to a manual and i think i've broken some more (i have dumped the clutch this time). if i havent broken ones atm then my engine leans over too much more my liking so what can i do about this?

can i get stronger engine mounts (i've been using stock replacement rubber ones) or can i get an engine shocky or something.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:38 am 
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where have u been purchasing you replacment engine mounts..i kept buying the supercheap $40 ones and i blew 4 in about a month.(xf spak 4spd) i got told the repco ones are s**t stronger... i also heard of ppl acutally welding the mounts :S
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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:46 am 
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I would suggest some chains to tie the engie down! :P
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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:08 pm 
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where have u been purchasing you replacment engine mounts..i kept buying the supercheap $40 ones and i blew 4 in about a month.(xf spak 4spd) i got told the repco ones are s**t stronger... i also heard of ppl acutally welding the mounts :S


i've been getting mine at autopro (outbound) on brighton road. welding them would transmit a lot of vibrations thru the car :? i had a 4spd XF too 8-)

as far as the chains idea, i was thinking a cable from the engine to the strut tower that was a little loose so it only tightened (and transmitted vibrations) under hard acceleration which u wouldnt notice then anyway.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:27 pm 
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the el i think had good solid mounts

should bolt staight on too!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:15 am 
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dsnow_01 wrote:
... i also heard of ppl acutally welding the mounts :S


weld one side - that way when ya rev it at the lights, the car will dip to one side!!!

*gets back in box*

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:27 am 
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zk wrote:
dsnow_01 wrote:
... i also heard of ppl acutally welding the mounts :S


weld one side - that way when ya rev it at the lights, the car will dip to one side!!!

*gets back in box*
roll an AU K-frame under it, there nice strong mounts
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:49 am 
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I broke an engine mount on a Datto 120Y all 55kw of it.. ended up hitting the bonnet whenever it got a big rev, lol

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:30 pm 
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I broke an engine mount on a Datto 120Y all 55kw of it.. ended up hitting the bonnet whenever it got a big rev, lol


same deal with my XF only i had to break 2 before the engine would jump...
also while i'm asking questions, can anyone describe the path that the clutch cable on an EB takes ie. down from the firewall, over the steering rod, behind the sump/under the sump :? etc

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:27 pm 
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Slabz wrote:
fnp wrote:
I broke an engine mount on a Datto 120Y all 55kw of it.. ended up hitting the bonnet whenever it got a big rev, lol


same deal with my XF only i had to break 2 before the engine would jump...
also while i'm asking questions, can anyone describe the path that the clutch cable on an EB takes ie. down from the firewall, over the steering rod, behind the sump/under the sump :? etc
i wish i had a clutch cable, bloody auto's
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:32 pm 
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fastleno wrote:
zk wrote:
dsnow_01 wrote:
... i also heard of ppl acutally welding the mounts :S


weld one side - that way when ya rev it at the lights, the car will dip to one side!!!

*gets back in box*
roll an AU K-frame under it, there nice strong mounts


s**t they are. I' broke 2 pairs of mounts within 10,000 kms in the taxi. I couldn't be f**k changing them again so no i just potter around like a grandma.
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:40 pm 
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do what drag racers do with high powered cars, strap the engine to the chassis
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:44 pm 
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If you wanted to go all out you can buy engine dampners. Common in the import/drifting scene. basically just a small shock absorber bolted from the motor to strut tower usually
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Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:15 pm 
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TimXR6 wrote:
If you wanted to go all out you can buy engine dampners. Common in the import/drifting scene. basically just a small shock absorber bolted from the motor to strut tower usually


i've seen them around and me and my mate keep joking that i should get one but they dont make em for falcon....it might be a task for saturday arvo sometime... i dunno if i want a shocky tho (coz they still allow lots of movement but just not quickly whereas a cable just says NUP.... STOP!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:30 pm 
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if you stop something from moving that is supposed to move, something else will break and you will be even more unhappy than what you are now 8-)
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