that's why I was asking if anyone had done it. Don't know if it'll help but I guess I'm going to find out. I've filled two of my spare mounts and they're still curing, but they're definitely more rigid than having nothing but air in the cavities and also less rigid than the polyurethane. I'll post my impressions after installation and testing - if this damn snow we got today meltsSixSick6 said:I don't think silicone would be much of a performance mod? if anything it would help rubber that might be cracked or falling apart, not much different than buying a brand new rubber mount:shrug:
Maybe 10% buzzier than my (225,000 km) old originals. Noticeable, but not annoying. Well worth the improvement. Markedly clunkier when cranking. Still a worthwhile trade-off.KingArthur said:How's your idle.
Sure can tell when you launch at the track. Much better than engine pogoing around under the hood. Much easier, more precise shifting, too, when the engine isn't rocking back and forth at every shift. See above re cranking.KingArthur said:Can you tell that you have it on your mounts?
I got it at Industrial Plastics and Paints in Calgary. I've also seen it at Calgary Fasteners. A lot of bearing distributors seem to carry Devcon stuff.KingArthur said:Where do I find it?
Tech info can be found at: Flexane 80 2 part liquid castable urethane. I think it was around $40 CDN for the one pound kit -- likely enough to do a half dozen mounts.brucerap said:More details pls. What is it, where you got it, how much. thx
Nonsense, we all know that mazda trannys suck. ;-)SleepCounter said:Those 2 mounts, plus shifter bushings, make the ole transaxle feel like it's good for another 15 years.
Some less enlightened folk such as I have yet to make that discovery. If only I had the insight and knowledge that I had when I was 18.FlySwat said:Nonsense, we all know that mazda trannys suck.
Actually, that pic is 3 or 4 years old -- the 'stache and beard got scraped off a good while back.FlySwat said:EDIT: Hey look, I went to your wifes (??) needle work website and found a picture of you.
maybe I've finally begun to act my age. Sure hope not!FlySwat said:The funny thing, is once I found out your age, your exactly how I pictured you .
The mounts are very easily removed (at least the front and rear ones -- them's the only ones I did).drsjr1980 said:Has anyone else used a filler for their mounts that can be done while the mounts are still on the car?
SleepCounter said:you don't need to jack up the engine if you just remove one at a time -- there's still three others supporting it.
drsjr1980 said:What did you guys use to hold the motor when the mounts were pulled.
you don't need to jack up the engine if you just remove one at a time -- there's still three others supporting it.KingArthur said:Use a floor jack.
Don't be afraid -- I had jack stands under the front subframes.FlySwat said:I was afraid you would do that
Nope, the other two. The front one down by the intercooler and the rear one down by the shifter linkage. Those are the ones which absorb almost all of the axial torque load.brucerap said:by front and rear do you mean the mounts by the strut towers? Just looking for clarification.