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

Is this picture ok?

Danman1 May 20, 2012

  1. Danman1

    Danman1 Thorough noob

    342
    18
    18
    Just a quick one, read somewhere about top mounts, is this picture ok?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wizza

    Wizza Member

    750
    15
    18
    Mine is in similar condition so need to keep an eye on this thread!
     
  3. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

    1,929
    197
    63
    Yes perfectly normal, allows suspension to move down .
     
  4. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

    1,929
    197
    63
    Ps your engine bay is far to clean... You obviously don't drive it enough :)
     
  5. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

    1,484
    195
    63
    Wish mine looked like that
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    20,341
    3,494
    113
    Nope... top mounts are worn... I would also suspect there will be a mark on the bonnet just above where the cap is a bit like this...
    [​IMG]

    The rubber mount compresses and looks like yours does... new vs old...
    [​IMG]

    Should look like this when sorted...
    [​IMG]

    On mine the bearing had shattered too...
    [​IMG]

    <tuffty/>
     
  7. Danman1

    Danman1 Thorough noob

    342
    18
    18
    I'm so sad i'll spend a few hours cleaning my engine bay!

    Cheers Tuffty. Whats involved with replacing them? Big job or can it be done at home?

    Dan
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    20,341
    3,494
    113
    Fairly easy job depending on your competence... remove the strut (loads of guides on the web showing that) and take it apart etc... here is a link to my build thread when I did mine...
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...9-my-minor-modding-thread-25.html#post1239093

    <tuffty/>
     

Share This Page