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Post by zabo on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:36 pm

Pulled my engine tonight- almost wish i hadnt

Pulled it to put on some new heater boxes.

Both trans mounts were totally broken- wht would cause this?


Think its leaking from rear main seal as well. Havent pulled the flywheel yet.

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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:03 pm

That ashtray looks fine.
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Post by Bugman114 on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:05 pm

i have no idea what i'm looking at from the pics, but i'm thinking its the rubber cracked in half. it look really rusty, so i'm guessing they are old. if they were dry (no oil), the rubber just got hard, and cracked. mos of the times tho, the rubber gets covered in oil, which causes them to get gooey, like jello, and they simply squish out, till there's nothing left. thats how the mounts were on my rail.
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Post by 56HAVOC on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:05 pm

LOL!!!!!
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Post by vwovalchild on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:12 pm

This will happen over time. Age , plus oil leaking will soften the rubber. The torque of the engine will out the stress on these and cause them to snap. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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Post by zabo on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:12 pm

sorry for the bad pic - its just a shot of where the mount broke in half- these were only 1 yr old!
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Post by vwovalchild on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:26 pm

zabo wrote:sorry for the bad pic - its just a shot of where the mount broke in half- these were only 1 yr old!

Were they oily? if so then thats your problem. Also were they from Brazil? If so search for a better brand . If they are oily then replace your seal in the engine (dont forget the O-ring in the flywheel) and the seal in the trans.
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Post by zabo on Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:05 am

probably it - i think O rings were only used from 67- on
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Post by Bugman114 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:08 am

if it didn't have an o ring, didn't they have a gasket on those earlier models, between the flywheel, and crank, or something? or am i thinking of something else, lol?
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Post by zabo on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:23 pm

yep a red paper gasket
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Post by zabo on Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:50 pm

cheers ...and the engines back in.

My wife was happy to get it out of the living room and back in the car-
Seems to be running ok but ive only driven down the street so far.

My 3 ton craftsman jack gave out on me today and due to my low funds i had to buy a cheap $20 jack at autozone.
Made the job a lot more challenging
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Post by 56HAVOC on Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:57 pm

Great now you got to give it a good run so you can have it ready for Wednesday nite. Good work bro
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Post by vwgirl on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:59 pm

best jack I ever got was at sam's club... don't ask me what its called, but its blue!

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