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Old 12-26-2005, 06:37 AM   #1
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Default Prothane motor mount inserts installed


Got my $27.99 Prothane motor mount inserts installed today, my family doesn't do a whole lot for Christmas so I decided to get some wrench time in.

I don't know how others get the large insert in, but no matter how much grease I use, tried prying with the flathead screwdriver, and just flat out crushing them in with my vise, I could not get that huge lip to just fold over and slide in. So I ground the lip off one side, pressed in the new insert, and used a large washer on the bolt to make sure the insert doesn't come out, not to mention the brackets on the frame that actually hold the motor mounts are designed to hold the inserts in place as well. That probably sounds ghetto but I don't care, I got the job done.

As for performance, because my top mount is a little loose I'm still having a little engine movement but the new mounts make their presence known whenever my automatic shifts. Other than that, you can't really tell any difference. There's also more vibration in the passenger compartment whenever you've been driving a while and then put the car in park.

Anyone else got em'?

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:55 AM   #2
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the new mounts make their presence known whenever my automatic shiftsAnyone else got em'?

so how are they


oh yeah, i sold my pair to a fellow saturn enthusiast so i didn't get to put MINE on so yeah.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:49 PM   #3
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i got em work great
i used brake fluid and they poped right it.
kinda weird didn't expect for that to work but it did.
had em in , in 20 mins both.
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:29 PM   #4
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I got mine to pop right in with brake fluid as well.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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just got it, notice what is under the press???

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Old 12-27-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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How can you tell if the stock mount is bad. Ive heard of ovaling but what is it? the mount under the batter and air filter is doing this...

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I dont know if that helps. Basically it is making a curve, sorta like a bridge. I will get a pic of it tomorrow.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:27 AM   #7
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Like this, imagine that the ends of the bridge is where the inserts would be.

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Old 12-27-2005, 01:33 AM   #8
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why do you have a hydrolic press in your kitchen
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why do you have a hydrolic press in your kitchen
Doesn't everybody.

I need to install mine soon and get one of the tam inserts from SDA.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:52 AM   #10
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why do you have a hydrolic press in your kitchen
Doesn't everybody.

I need to install mine soon and get one of the tam inserts from SDA.
i personally keep mine in my machine shop, but to everyone his own. lol
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