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Old 12-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #11
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why do you have a hydrolic press in your kitchen
Maybe he gets the muchies while he's pressing stuff.

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Old 12-27-2005, 12:56 PM   #12
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hehe,

funny........

as i stated i just got it, then assembled it in the house. two reasons, one, my garage is full and really a mess so time is needed to clean out a corner, two, it was raining cats and dogs when it arrived at the front door.................

anyway, easily lifted and moved by one person.

i think i am going to get a bowl of wheaties and start pressing the sps suspension bushing kit i got for XMAS.........

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Old 12-28-2005, 06:21 AM   #13
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is this press designed for just motor mounts and suspension things?
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:17 PM   #14
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it is a 12 ton press, it can do about anything that needs pressing on cars, trucks and buses.

bearings, sleeves, bushings......................

the press was fairly cheap, $150 delivered to the front door, i have bench vises, but this is the ticket for smooth insertions............and disassembly too..........

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Old 12-29-2005, 12:16 AM   #15
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vises, but this is the ticket for smooth insertions..
HeHeHe... Giggle...
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:49 AM   #16
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vises, but this is the ticket for smooth insertions..
HeHeHe... Giggle...
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:28 AM   #17
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uh...

uyeah me too
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:51 AM   #18
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when the mounts are broken what does it do how can you tell. my car has a small vibration and kinda bad while the injens cold?!
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:31 PM   #19
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you can tell if you dogs are bad by inspecting them.

look especially at the big end where the metal center block is surrounded by rubber and look specifically for cracks, if they are bad you will easily see the problem.

also, the small ends can get a bit of play too.

add them both up and you got a very wiggly engine which then makes the upper passenger top mount (the one that wears the most anyway)take even more of a beating and then wears out prematurely.........

the lower right one (passenger side) is the one that takes the most beating of the two dogs..........the drivers side is help tight by the transmission mount and is the more stable side to begin with just by design...............

if switching to prothane, do both dogs at the same time.

hope this helps.

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Old 01-15-2006, 08:49 PM   #20
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Put your car in park, if it's a standard, put it in gear, 1st, 2nd, reverse, doesn't matter. Stand in front of the car and gently rock it back and forth, if you see the engine visibly moving, you have play in your motor mounts. Doesn't mean they're bad, but there is some power-robbing movement going on.

The vibrations won't go away with Prothane motor mount inserts, I've noticed a slight increase at idle but that's because the stock ones are designed to absorb the vibrations.

Like baldy said, do both at the same time. It's not that hard and with enough patience you can probably get it done in an hour or so.
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