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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2014, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hydrauilc engine mount (driver side)

Hello to all i install about a month ago h&r springs (red one) they are excelent not much different from stock but the problem is:after i install them the hudrauilic engine mount explode,i put a new one and after 20 days the new explode again. can anyone explain me this please ?

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Never heard of that happening before......the ride will be harsher on your new springs but should not affect the engine mounts....
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thank you very much for your answer. i took my mini in order to change the moun again. i ll post if i find the problem
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Hi ya

You could have just been un lucky, I take it your not jacking the car up on the sump case, people my laugh but I have seen it.

Before fitting your new mount, I would check the condition of other mounts,
Just Incase they are worn and causing it to overload the hyd engine mount causing it to fail.
Personally I would buy a vibra tec engine mount I run a full set on mine there much better.

http://orranje.co.uk/shop-by-brand/v...-engine-mount2

When you fit the new mount make shore there is no side loading on it and it sits in its natural position


Hope this helps
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United-States Uneven load on mounts?????

OMG..... can't believe what "Marque" said in the post above mine! PPL actually use the sump pan as a lift point?????????? Dang people go to Mini and get the work done!
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Yes it was common for 'quick fit' tyre fitting bays to jack the old classic Mini's up from under the alloy sump/gearbox......but the engine mounts were never designed to take the full weight of the car!
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