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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:18 pm 
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Hey,
Is it possible to weld a plate or something between the two bits of metal on an engine mount to make it stronger?
I don't want it to ever break again when I replace it.
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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:32 pm 
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if i am reading correctly the two plates you are talking about are seperated by a block of rubber. this is what helps stop the vibrations. if you weld a plate to it you might as well just bolt your engine straight to the chassis. probably get a whole lot more vibrations
then again i could be dribbling s**t

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:34 pm 
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Yeah I don't care lol 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:35 pm 
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yes you can but the rubber is to stop virabraion and it is elegal
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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:37 pm 
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The vibrations will more than likely break the welds anyway

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:38 pm 
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mate i can weld it together for u, but i wouldnt recommend it. thats is danger territory

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:39 pm 
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madmax wrote:
The vibrations will more than likely break the welds anyway


depends how big the welds are, andhow deep they penetrate

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:44 pm 
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Well it's a urethane mount, and I could't feel any vibrations at all. But it died in less than a week!
Anything else than can be done?
I could have sworn I heard of people welding them up???

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:45 pm 
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you can also get some chain and weld the links together .and bold it to each end this will help as i did this to my old v8 as it always broke mounts
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What did it feel like??

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:51 pm 
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arh they aftermarket ones if they are they are prone to breaking buy gen ford ones

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:00 pm 
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those mounts are s**t,i was breaking 2 a week,then they broke and i only had some old rubber ford ones...havent broken since

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:38 pm 
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arn't late model EL (1998) ones meant to be the best?

 

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Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:41 pm 
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why don't you order yourself a set of Prothane Engine Mounts inserts.

 

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hi,read your mods,your getting a big motor twist ( torque twist) when you rev. motor out. either idle is too low -will shake engine bay,or using rubbish mounts- replace both sides with fraud ones, a torque chain has to be mounted very solid -it will rip the inner guard. i have seen limiter steel straps on mounts to hold when torn,you can weld a link using chain,loose about 1mm on both sides and both mounts.may reduce vibration, but will transmitt in to subframe. trial and error, if you chain it 75-100mm slack,i had a 6cyl. move 100-170mm on top,with almost 2mm on bottom mounts,twisting on rubbers.are the au mounts heavier? :roll: :roll: good luck

 

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