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Well, if you've never done it before its pretty tricky. Never remove both mount bolts at the same time. Instead, start with one bolt at a time. This will make it easier to get it lined back up again.

On another car I owned, I needed to remove the steering linkage, which made it alot easier. I used a jack and a piece of 2x4. You can place the 2x4 on the side of the motor edge and jack it up until you can get the main bolt out of the mount. To remove the entire assembly from the block and frame you'll have to take out the bolts or rivets. If its held on by rivets, you'll have to drill them out in order to remove the old mounts. Subsequently, you should sand off the holes and install the mounts using a little grease. Then to line up the mounts in the frame/block, use a vice. Then using a mig welder, weld the two halfs together. And finally, you can use some spray paint (the same color as your car) to patch up the scatches.
 

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The front one isn't bad. But bear in mind the rear one is buried behind the engine. It requires moving the IM to get to it.
 

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Well Im getting ready to pull my tranny and install some goodies, and some blown gears, and want to put in some new mount inserts, has anybody done this to the 4-cyl? RR-Racing claims the front ones fit, but the rear ones do not....no suprise....nothing fits my car. So all I do is pull the front one out and put the new one in its place? I need detailed instructions if possible, and I greatly appreciate any help provided. Thanks in advance.
 

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Rafi has instructions for both front and rear on his site IIRC.... He's a good guy to deal with too.

The front is pretty easy. Nix the rear, you could make your own, but the front gives you a good portion of the benefit with almost no increase in NVH. The added rumble with the rear one is a bit grating over time....
-Garrett
 

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skiingman said:
Rafi has instructions for both front and rear on his site IIRC.... He's a good guy to deal with too.

The front is pretty easy. Nix the rear, you could make your own, but the front gives you a good portion of the benefit with almost no increase in NVH. The added rumble with the rear one is a bit grating over time....
-Garrett
If you go just poly up front, the rear one is going to be torn to pieces quick. At least in any case I've ever seen that done.
 

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While we're on the subject of motor mounts, does anyone know where I can get polyurethane (or stronger if they make anything stronger) mounts for my car (93 V-6 MX6) that are actually good, instead of those ghetto motor mount inserts on RR Racing? Mabe they arent Ghetto, thats just my opinion, but is there anything better, like actual poly motor mounts, because I have a broken motor mount, and if I gotta replace one, I want to get all new poly mounts, and the inserts are no good if I have a broken motor mount.
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Well I went w/the ones in r&r and the results been pretty good...and it only took me about 10 minutes or less to install them..jack the engine up....make sure is only the engine being jacked ..remove the plastic/water shield if u have one. remove the 2 bolts on the lower strut or engine bar APROX> underneath car near the radiator, and 1 engine mount bolt and you should be done.......
 

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ok, so my tranny is laying in the floor, how can I fabricate a way to make the rear insert fit? The engine is on a jack so the front one will be no problem...I can go up from underneath and get the rear one as well, but i need to know how to make it fit.
 

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If anyone is considering some polyurethane motor mounts soon...hold off for just a little bit. I am in the process of working with a company to get complete replacement mounts with urethane cores. I already have a set myself and love them....now its in the stages of fixing the fitment issues and getting them mass produced. I will post on both Mx6.com and Probetalk when they become available. I will probably be the distributor for the company so all orders will be through me.

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Chrissmazdamx6 said:
While we're on the subject of motor mounts, does anyone know where I can get polyurethane (or stronger if they make anything stronger) mounts for my car (93 V-6 MX6) that are actually good, instead of those ghetto motor mount inserts on RR Racing? Mabe they arent Ghetto, thats just my opinion, but is there anything better, like actual poly motor mounts, because I have a broken motor mount, and if I gotta replace one, I want to get all new poly mounts, and the inserts are no good if I have a broken motor mount.
Chris

Are you so sure about them being no good w/ ripped mounts?? I'm not. Have you looked at the motor mounts on our cars? They are completley encircled by steel...ie...when you add the RR-Racing inserts you can actually avoid paying $180 for a new mount, by the fact that the ripped rubber portinon of the mount will be totallt bolstered by the insert surfaces.

I have recently purchased these inserts and I must say, they are definately not ghetto!... Hope you dont think I'm yellin by the way - I am simply saying that these inserts seem like a very affodable alternative to replacing ripped motor mounts at $55 for the set versus $180 a piece($360) for new stock mounts...

$0.02 :shrug:
 
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