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Old 11-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Engine mount inserts ... don't !

Hi !

Today, I decided to finally change my engine mount.
It's not the hardest of job, took 1h20min.

To replace my really really bad mount, I chose the updated 987 mount, and Torque solution insert instead of the OEM stops (the inserts were actually cheaper @ 49$).

Well... don't do the same mistake ! The car is undrivable ! It shakes so much that I wonder how I managed to go back home !
Plus, the vibration foul the knock sensors and the car has no power (no CEL).

The inserts squeeze the mount in the carrier so tight that it's basically a solid mount now

Sure, I got rid of a lot of the play in the shifter, which feels even more solid now and shifts beautifully. But I don't see how you can drive this !

So tomorrow I'll have to take the engine mount out again, and cut/grind the inserts so it fits like the OEM one because the dealership did had any stops in stock ...

Conclusion... for your engine mount, buy OEM !

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Old 11-10-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
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I have a powerflex engine mount insert in my other car right now. I thought the same thing when I installed it and went for a ride. Almost unbearable. Before you remove it, give a few days to settle in and the NVH will lessen.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:05 PM   #3
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that's what I tought at first, but it's really really rough.

Was your insert really tight ?
I had to use WD40 and a lot of force to put the mount back in the carrier !

The thing is that i'm afraid that it might cause some damage to something or loosen something :/

Thank you for the feed back !

Edit:
I just went on their website and noticed that they were close to were I live !
I'll give them a call or visit them tomorrow !

Thank you

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Yes, it was VERY tight. The ride back home on the highway I was thinking "what the hell did I do to my car?!". But soon after it settled down, and its not really any worse than stock.

Keep in mind this isn't on a boxster and how much it settles depends on the durometer of the insert, but that was my experience with engine mount inserts.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:30 PM   #5
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Ok, we'll see then.
I've sent them a mail to see what they say about it !

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Old 11-11-2015, 11:06 AM   #6
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No answer from torque solution :/
So I took the lead and ground the insert flat so they would fit perfectly inside without being too tight.
It took 20 minutes from the time I took my toolbox out and the time I had the mount out. 40 minutes to grind the inserts on a bench grinder (and clean the mess that I just made), and 15-20 minutes to put the mount back on !

Now the car feels really good ! like a new car (new flywheel, clutch, ims, tires, and engine mount )
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I had a similar experience with the WEVO semi-solid mount - its SEMI-solid, so my thinking was that it should be firmer than stock but softer than a solid mount. Boy, was I wrong! The semi-solid mount felt like a solid block of aluminum! The side mirrors vibrated such that the image was blurred when sitting still at idle. Changed back to stock and learned the lesson.
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Been in a Cayman R with a semi solid mount and it was awful at anything other than 4K plus.....hard accelerateion / wot i can't recall as the fear of smacking the walls of Mosport was in me.

Generally, I would think the extra vibes you are going to get would be disruptive rather than help you on track. Just put the stock 987 one in there and all will be well
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Ben's experiment/mod suggests that perhaps there was a manufacturing error in the molding of the insert ? For example, over filling the mold with PU foam.
Seems his vendor is not the only one to make a similar error.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:32 AM   #10
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No manufacturing error, more of a design error.
If I were to make an insert, I would leave some compliance, but there was none.

I ground it to mimic the stock stops shape.
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No manufacturing error, more of a design error.
If I were to make an insert, I would leave some compliance, but there was none.

I ground it to mimic the stock stops shape.
First the Shifter now Ben - do a motor mount insert ?

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