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Can I change front motor mounts with motor in car . If so whats the best way
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change the motor mounts

Is this a 4 cylinder configuration?

Also guessing that you are running sport mounts, like I was, and want to change back to solid mounts. Correct?
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Sport mounts look like this:

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75 1.8 it look like the og mounts that in it what mounts do you think are best this is just a daily driver stock
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Someone like Dave Darling can correct me, but I thought the stock mounts were solid.

I've just changed back to solid mounts and once installed and tight don't need to be changed.

So are you running sport mounts, like the picture or what?
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Early four-cylinder cars (70-72) with the tail-shift transmission had solid mounts between the engine and the motor mount bar, while they had rubber mounts at the outboard ends of the motor mount bar. The picture above shows rubber outer mounts with a later side-shift engine bar, which from what I can tell does not work well. (Generally allows too much sag and movement in the motor's position.)

Later four-cylinder cars (73+) with the side-shift transmission had solid mounts outboard between the bar and the chassis. They had rubber mounts inboard between the engine and the mount bar.

OP, which style of mounting do you have? They can all be replaced with the engine in the car, but access to some fasteners can be somewhat tricky.

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Remove nuts on thru bolt on the bar. Lift engine slightly and support on a jack or some means to hold it in place. Remove the 4 motor mount fasteners (2 each side) with the 1/4 drove rachet if you can get it to fit or use a 13 mm wrench. Pull assembly free ... remove old motor mounts .. put new ones on ... installation is the reverse.
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getting to top nuts on motor any trick to that.not much room from what I see
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For my 74, I removed the oil filter and reached in to them from the side. That was after removing the bar; the nuts on the bottom are not hard to remove.

I got a bunch of oil on my arm, but I did get the center mounts installed. I used a fine-tooth ratchet; a stubby ratchet might have helped also. One click at a time--it was pretty tedious. I snugged the nuts as well as I could with my fingers, which was much faster than using the socket the whole way.

Is your car a 73+ one?

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I made a plate to replace the small cross member that the engine bar is bolted.

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75 1.8 what size is top nut

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Same size as the bottom one. They're both M8, which take a 13mm wrench.

Uh, that's for the ones near the center of the motor, not the ones on the outboard ends of the bar. Those are M10, and take either a 17mm or 19mm wrench.

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Thumbs up motor mounts

Thanks guy for all the will get to that this weekend
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I did, not that tough.
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For the 8 years of owning my 914 I used Plastic cutting board as engine mounts. 3 pieces of 3/8" polyethelene (sp) 2 1/2" dia and a 8mm hole drilled in the center. Through bolted and the motor never moved. Vibration was not much of an issue and I drove it everywhere. Rear trans mounts were also custom. Car always shifted great.
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so what your saying is that 1.125 thick by 2.5 round how long is 8mm bolt
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JWest makes a set of hard nylon front mounts for $30, if you want them pre-made. I don't know anything more about them or how they perform.

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MOTORMOUNT TORQUE??? I just did the sold rubber ones and when tightening the nuts, it seems like the rubber is just compressing???

Is there a proper torque? Thanks for the related Hijack
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