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Old 03-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AWR rear engine mount install

I just installed my new AWR (Anthony Woodford Racing) rear lower engine mount. I searched the forum and didn't see anything about it, so thought I'd post some pics. I payed $105 + $11.04 shipping. The install is on an 03 6s with manual transmission, (the engine is actually an 07). The machining and fit up are excellent. It looks so good I clear-coated it with clear Rustoleum enamel to keep it looking good. It has 70 durometer urathane bushings.

To get the old one out you remove the 3 bolts attaching the front of it to the transmission. (Be careful, the bottom of the engine may want to swing forwards or backwards when you remove the bolts.) Then remove the rear bolt that goes through the subframe mount. This was the hardest one for me because of corrosion. Then you need to swing the bottom of the engine as far forward as possible and push/lift the mount up out of the aligning yokes in the subframe mount. Installation is the reverse process.
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I actually just put this in myself thursday. Long story short I had a cpe 70 duro for ~1.5 years, then stock for a while and now AWR 70 duro. The AWR wishbone mount blows the CPE wishbone out of the water.
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you have some serious rust problems.
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It's a good idea to support the tranny with a jack before removing the mount. If you've got OEM upper mounts, then you're damn right that it's going to move when you remove the wishbone! I'm surprised that you lined it back up without jacking it.
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you have some serious rust problems.
The rust is not nearly as bad as it looks in the pics, but yeah say hello to Michigan winters and road salt. I plan to clean this up and repaint it as soon as it warms up.
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It's a good idea to support the tranny with a jack before removing the mount. If you've got OEM upper mounts, then you're damn right that it's going to move when you remove the wishbone! I'm surprised that you lined it back up without jacking it.
You are correct. I am fortunate in that I still have a section of exhaust pipe out and I could easily swing the motor with one hand. It took me longer to take the pictures than to install the part.
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how is the vibration with the 70 duro? I just got the 88 and when I start it, as it is turning over for the first time it feels like I just started a diesel tractor and idle is very rumbley (like it was about to die) turn on the AC and it doubles.
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The 70 durometer seems very smooth. I haven't road tested it yet because I am still finishing up some other stuff, but at idle and rev-up I really like it.
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I drove to the coast over the past few days (couple hundred miles) and the 88 duro mount has broken in nicely. Some vibration at stops but no where near as bad as new and cold. Enough so that I just ordered the rest of the mounts in 88 from AWR
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I recently got under my car to replace the factory rear motor mount, with the CPE one. My motor was swaying and banging around in the engine compartment, same noise etc it made when i replaced the first factory mount with a new factory mount.

Upon getting under the car i come to find my mount is in perfect condition, but the Bracket that it bolts to on the sub-frame, had broken off. I am unsure of exactly how to fix this, I'm going to take it to a muffler shop and see if they can "re-weld" the bracket onto the sub-frame, but am a bit worried it will happen again.

Any advice on this? Will a "re-weld work or is there another fix or an ideas from the community out there?

FYI: i am a spirited driver but not extreme.
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