got a question about the resting position of the engine on my 8L S3.
I won't bore you guys with the whole story, but to summarise, I had a great time removing the oe DP and fitting a new one. It involved loosening subframes, taking off the prop, dogbone and lots of persuasion with my legs, pushing the engine back and forth to get enough clearance for the new DP and to get the prop back on. All this work seems to have moved the normal position of the engine with respect to the engine mounts. I couldn't get the dogbone back on, as the engine position was way out. Jez kindly explained to me he had the same issue and helped me get the dogbone back on by loosening the engine mounts and then shifting the engine with the jack to get it into position.
Now the dogbone is on, I've taken 40mm off the exhaust and I looked at the engine mounts and noticed it hasn't gone back to it's original position. I've loosened the bolts off and rocked the engine backwards and forwards, but it doesn't seem to have made any difference.
Is it ok to tighten everything up and re-assemble the car or is there something else that needs to be done to centre the engine, so that its not offset ?
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