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Q. The original mount is destroyed with chunks of rubber missing. Since the mount hole is not centered, what is the proper positioning of the mount in the bracket? :confused:

I take it the only way to remove and replace from the bracket is with a press? :(

Do I need to replace the 2 large rubber washers/isolators on each end of the mount? They're expired as well. Any source for them?

Yes, the Bentley manual is ordered and on it's way...

 

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Mount points down. (IOW, 180* from that picture.)

You can take the mount out of the bracket with a Sawzall, hanner, and punch (in fact, this is usually the easiest way); but, a press is highly recommended for installation.

Mount sets (including the rubber isolator washers) can be had from Mk1Autohaus (he's on eBay.) Ben's a good seller - has a lot of A1 stuff, helps us keep our cars on the road.


Since you're doing engine mounts, now is a very good time to replace the timing belt & tensioner, too. You'll already be in there (the engine mount bracket is behind the lower inner timing cover.)
 

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Mount points down. (IOW, 180* from that picture.)

You can take the mount out of the bracket with a Sawzall, hanner, and punch (in fact, this is usually the easiest way); but, a press is highly recommended for installation.

Mount sets (including the rubber isolator washers) can be had from Mk1Autohaus (he's on eBay.) Ben's a good seller - has a lot of A1 stuff, helps us keep our cars on the road.


Since you're doing engine mounts, now is a very good time to replace the timing belt & tensioner, too. You'll already be in there (the engine mount bracket is behind the lower inner timing cover.)
Thanks for the info cuppie.

2 of the 4 mounts were finished and the front one was going south. Only good one is on the transmission… it’s getting changed while I’m in there.

Despite the owner saying it was recently done, timing belt and tensioner are on the list too.
With all the coolant and oil leaks, the belt may have already been compromised.

As you can see, access is not a problem…

 

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Um, yeah..... I don't think that access or working room is going to be an issue there..... :laugh:
 

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Mount points down. (IOW, 180* from that picture.)

You can take the mount out of the bracket with a Sawzall, hanner, and punch (in fact, this is usually the easiest way); but, a press is highly recommended for installation.

Mount sets (including the rubber isolator washers) can be had from Mk1Autohaus (he's on eBay.) Ben's a good seller - has a lot of A1 stuff, helps us keep our cars on the road.


Since you're doing engine mounts, now is a very good time to replace the timing belt & tensioner, too. You'll already be in there (the engine mount bracket is behind the lower inner timing cover.)
So is it safe to assume the left side mount is installed in the bracket the same way.... "mount point down"??

thanks,

jdub
 
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