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How to fit a powerflex engine mount bush

Unread postby Wullie480 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:10 pm

Fitting lower engine mount powerflex bush

I placed the car on a small ramp which helped getting access to the underside.

Original mount in place remove both bolts in the pic using a 15mm socket & ratchet or spanner.

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Engine mount removed 120k miles has took it's toll on the bush,

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To remove the old bush I cut a slit with a hacksaw to allow for an easier removal.

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Bush cut through be careful not to cut into the mount.

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I placed mine on the edge of the steps and worked around the edge with the hammer slowly hitting the bush outwards.

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Bush removed.

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New bush almost ready to fit.

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Use the grease that comes in the small packet and apply to the edges of the bush,
Place the bush in one side and work it in all the way round a screwdriver helps get the last little piece in but be careful not to damage the bush.
I managed to fit without a screwdriver I onlt used it to get the edge seated properly.

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Spacer just slips in.

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And finally fitted back onto car.

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Last edited by COLVERT on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:02 pm

This is something i have always wondered about, when you remove the mounts, does it drop any, does the engine need supporting any, also, is it worth changing the other bush
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Unread postby Wullie480 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:34 pm

Baconbuttyman wrote:This is something i have always wondered about, when you remove the mounts, does it drop any, does the engine need supporting any, also, is it worth changing the other bush


Hi bud,

When the bolts are removed it doesn't drop as the top mounts hold engine in place.
You may need to rock it back or forth to line the bolt up when refitting.

The little bush on both my cars was ok so left on but I believe others have changed there's.


Just a note this is the original diesel bush supplied by powerflex which Is being modified due to some failures so if your a diesel owner will be worth waiting to see what happens with the newer bush.

If I can pick up a few spares I'd be happy to modify them for members.

I have 1 at the moment which would need both bushes changing.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 pm

ah so would this be the same for a 1.8 petrol
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Unread postby Wullie480 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:12 pm

Baconbuttyman wrote:ah so would this be the same for a 1.8 petrol


Yes bud.

Although referred to as engine mount it's actually more like a stabiliser the top mounts hold the engine as such,

It's to stop engine rocking back & forth.
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Unread postby COLVERT » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:19 pm

With a bit of luck the new bush won't transmit the vibration that the bush you've shown has been doing. Apparently not as flexible as the original with the holes through.

New one might end up with design holes through it too. (cheers) ( See what Powerflex brings out. )




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Unread postby GarDen » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:39 pm

Baconbuttyman wrote:ah so would this be the same for a 1.8 petrol
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I thought the petrol and diesel bushes are different, same setup just different bush. I could be wrong though (often am :lol: )
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Unread postby Wullie480 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:48 pm

GarDen wrote:
Baconbuttyman wrote:ah so would this be the same for a 1.8 petrol
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I thought the petrol and diesel bushes are different, same setup just different bush. I could be wrong though (often am :lol: )



Your not wrong same set up different bush.

Althought the newer diesel bush is also yellow
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:42 am

Did mine last week, two bolts cent its Off, getting is reversal and a wiggle or two
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Unread postby ceedy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:05 pm

One thing i would mention is that you really need to file a Heavy Chamfer on both sides of the Big hole in the alloy frame .and make sure its quite smooth, as With no bonding , all the movement is between the frame and the poly bush flexing and the sharp edge does hack the bush up a bit .
the bush has a radius in the corners so won't fit a sharp edge properly..


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