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Td42 engine mount change


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So 2 days from Christmas and the engine mounts shat themselves. Lol.

A few days prior to doing the job I sprayed all the bolts in penetrene.

So being an NA td42 the passenger side was quite easy. All from above the guard.

I used a socket an wrench for all the bolts, then the 2 bottom bolts into the mount needed the wobble end.

Drivers side is more difficult but I did all mine from under the car.

Used a socket and wrench for all but 2 bolts again. The 2 bottom block bolts need a spanner.

All bolts require a 17mm socket or spanner. Was happy about that.

First up I removed the main battery and sub battery if fitted. This gives you a much bigger work area and visibility.

I undid the chassis mount first.

Jacked the engine with a piece of 130x35 timber about 300 long. It sat on the sump flange between the harmonic balancer, sump edge and drag link like a bug in a rug.

So once chassis bolts were out I lifted the engine until there was a bit of gap between mount and chassis.

Now undo the block bolts.

You'll notice the drivers side one has an extra price in it. I guess it's extra strength due to the Mount being lower to clear the pump.

Anyway remove the 2 across bolts and remove the spacer piece from the mount.

Then you can remove the block bolts easy. All from underneath.

So once out replace the mounts and then install in reverse steps.

Block bolts first and tighten, then the spacer and tighten..

Then chassis bolts while still in the air.

Slowly lower the engine down and then tighten.

Anyway. I found my issue lol.

The one was the passenger side. And yes they are supposed to be one piece lol...

And the second one looks like it was about to go. Was moving enough to rub anyway so yea. Was time.

Anyway. Enjoy



Edited by BigGQWesty
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