May 20, 2012
Just a quick one, read somewhere about top mounts, is this picture ok?
Mine is in similar condition so need to keep an eye on this thread!
Yes perfectly normal, allows suspension to move down .
Ps your engine bay is far to clean... You obviously don't drive it enough
Wish mine looked like that
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...
The rubber mount compresses and looks like yours does... new vs old...
Should look like this when sorted...
On mine the bearing had shattered too...
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?
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...
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