1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Engine mounts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash187, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Nov 14, 2011]
    PM me your number lad.
    #41
  2. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    411
    [Nov 14, 2011]
    ok so the 2 top mounts are on, the dogbone mount was not fitted as the garage checked and said it looked ok, but the mechanic said that he does not know if the large bush comes with the dogbone mount and said that is the culprit! we had the car started and waited until the engine was warm (this is when i feel most vibration) and then had the car up on the lift and here is what is happening...

    My Audi :: a693f4ba.mp4 video by itwasntme187 - Photobucket

    now it looks bad as the bushes are cracked. now i will be getting the powerflex insert to stop the shaking and have found from the powerflex site that us diesel drivers will need PFF85-504R

    as you guys can see my bushes are gone and the mechanic says he will need to get the subframe off to change it... now i wanted to ask you guys that know about this stuff, does this large bush come as a part of the dogbone mount and if not then does the subframe really need to be taken off to replace it?
    #42
  3. navnayyar
    Offline

    navnayyar Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 14, 2011]
    No they come separate. The bush is about 40-50 from audi, and yes the subframe needs to come out. Can be a hard tight fit to get the new bush in
    #43
  4. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    411
    [Nov 14, 2011]
    ok thanks for that, i guess il get the mechanic to order that bit and il get the powerflex insert and fit that myself at some point.
    #44
  5. max69vk
    Offline

    max69vk Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Sep 7, 2012]
    Bumping this one up from the depths...

    At the end of all this you went with the THS top mounts & OEM dog-bone & subframe mounts? Whats your opinion on it all, are the vibration issues sorted?
    #45
  6. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    411
    [Sep 7, 2012]
    No went for the THS top mounts and the powerflex insert. Dropping out the subframe was too much of a job so didn't bother, the powerflex insert is really good. I don't feel any vibration in the cabin anymore, just a noisy diesel engine lol
    #46
  7. Digzz
    Offline

    Digzz "Started From The Bottom" VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    67
    [Sep 8, 2012]
    I have a small vibration when the Air Con is turned off as soon as I turn it on it goes .....Do you know what that is Ash ?
    #47
  8. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    411
    [Sep 8, 2012]
    That's how mine started!
    There are a few things you can do to test... For instance tuen off the air con and see if it vibrates when you are on a hill? Like at a traffic light... And then try dipping the clutch and see if it goes away
    does it vibrate jus when stationary or does it feel rough while driving?
    Also do you get any noises in your engine bay like clicking or whining?
    #48
  9. max69vk
    Offline

    max69vk Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Sep 10, 2012]
    Cheers Ash, just what I wanted to hear... Dropping the subframe out looks like a right ballache so the insert & top mounts sounds like the way to go :)
    #49
  10. tdi-man
    Offline

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    48
    [Apr 14, 2013]
    which insert did u get yellow or red......
    #50
  11. Ash187
    Online

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,574
    Likes Received:
    411
    [Apr 14, 2013]
    I got the red one
    #51
    tdi-man likes this.
  12. tdi-man
    Offline

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    48
    [Apr 20, 2013]
    fitted red gearbox mount today when changing oil an the ramps nice simple job pushed straight it no problems.
    #52

Share This Page