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Old 10-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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motor mount?

04 boxster S starting to notice a slight jerk when the tiptronic shifts. Wondering about the front motor mount as the cause. Only have 37K on it, but I do drive it hard. Is that too few miles to see the mount start to go or is time as much of a factor as well? I have a lift, so it shouldn't be too big a job. Do I understand correctly that the 987 mount is interchangable and somewhat improved?

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The new mount is definitely more robust, 37K is plenty for it to be junk, mine went at like 20K. I truly believe it's the heat build up where it resides that contributes to failure. You may want to look at Pedro's creations if you want a really fortified mount. Otherwise the new factory unit is better. My advise? Mark the pieces and orientation before replacement, it can be installed wrong.
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The 987 mount is indeed interchangeable. I have heard though that 97 and 98 Boxsters require some modification for the updated styles though. Even though you have 37k on it, keep in mind the rubber is 8 years old for your car, and it can degrade over time. Definitely consider your mount, because I noticed shifts were no longer jerky after servicing mine.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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I haven't seen camera work like that since the Blair Witch project. Oh and I'm kidding too since this Sunday it seems to be a required disclaimer.
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I haven't seen camera work like that since the Blair Witch project. Oh and I'm kidding too since this Sunday it seems to be a required disclaimer.
Haha. Please excuse me. First time making a video, while one handed.

Here's a comparison of a worn mount, and a new one I took.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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thanks, looks like I will be changing it this week
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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Pedro's guide is very good. I wrote up a brief experience of my installation to make it a little more concise. I hope it helps you!

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The new mount is definitely more robust, 37K is plenty for it to be junk, mine went at like 20K. I truly believe it's the heat build up where it resides that contributes to failure. You may want to look at Pedro's creations if you want a really fortified mount. Otherwise the new factory unit is better. My advise? Mark the pieces and orientation before replacement, it can be installed wrong.
This ^ is spot on. We broke a '08 Boxster with 35k on the clock and the mount was broken, why Porsche could not make a decent modification after all this time is beyond me!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 AM   #9
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Kenny it looks like your Moniker is well earned! I was happily watching along and saw these bare feet in the vid! BUSTED!!

Look around 3:03 in that video and you will see he IS REALLY A BAREFOOT MECHANIC!

Here's a pic for you!

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Haha yes. Better put some shoes on.

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