Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 1,177
Send a message via AIM to toolboy62 Send a message via Yahoo to toolboy62
How to - motor mounts?

Anyone know of a good "how-to" on replacing motor mounts on a 944? What will I need, parts-wise, to do the job other than the mounts themselves? I have access to a decently equipped shop and have all the usual metric tools, including a couple special tools for VWs. I was just going to let a shop handle this but these puppies are expensive! I plan on placing an order tomorrow so I'd like to know what all I will need up front. I'm trying to get this done quickly because once I sell my new GTI this 944 will be my daily driver.

thanks,

nate
__________________
1988 944... and a bunch of other cars
Old 02-23-2004, 04:14 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Feelin' Solexy
 
Tishabet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,333
clarks garage has a very good step by step process here
I highly recommend clark's garage for pretty much any procedure he covers. I've used his stuff for everything from water pumps to timing belts to hood shocks. Excellent resource, IMHO.
__________________
Grant
1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Vespa Primavera 125, 1963 Solex 2200, 1938 Buick Special, 2008 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Mazda CX-9, 1986 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia, 1989 VW Doka Tristar - in the stable
1989 Porsche 944, 1973 VW Beetle - gone but not forgotten
Old 02-23-2004, 05:13 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: East Tennessee, USA
Posts: 146
Garage
That's a hell of a lot more complicated than replacing the motor mounts in my '72 Buick Skylark was!

I assume that everyone recommends the 951 mounts, even for NA.
__________________
Matt
'90 Porsche 944S2 Cabrio
Baltic Blue Metallic/Linen
LSD
2002 Yamaha FZ1
Old 02-23-2004, 05:55 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 161
1) find $400
2) take car to mechanic, ask him to change the mounts
3) go play golf, at its worst this is much less frustrating
4) pick up car, offer mechanic $400
5) find another $400 for incidental repairs discovered while changing mounts.
6) repeat every other year
__________________
'87 924S , sold.
'99 Subaru O/B, 62K on first timing belt. Could have gone another 40K.
Old 02-23-2004, 06:02 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Be sure to get the short bolts for the new engine mounts first!

A real pain if you don't. I discovered I was out of shape to ride the kids bicycle down to the hardware store and back.



Doing the engine mounts gives one the opportunity to do other front suspension maintenance.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 02-23-2004, 07:19 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bryanthompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 5,072
Garage
Send a message via ICQ to bryanthompson Send a message via AIM to bryanthompson Send a message via Yahoo to bryanthompson
is it just me, or does it look like your car is leaning?
__________________
1983 944 - Sable Brown Metallic / Saratoga / LSD : IceShark Light Kit
Old 02-23-2004, 07:30 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 1,177
Send a message via AIM to toolboy62 Send a message via Yahoo to toolboy62
Thanks for all the advice guys. This is very helpful. Question: are the parts at the folowing link the good, updated parts? (yeah, I know, I should order through Pelican but I need some other stuff at the same time that's not listed on the Pelican site)

http://************************/ProductPage.aspx?ProductName=Engine+and+Transmissi on+Mounts&productid=102193&producttype=20

Oh, and Bryan, I hope that some of that disassembly is unnecessary just to replace the engine mounts!

nate
__________________
1988 944... and a bunch of other cars
Old 02-23-2004, 07:37 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
It is. Back of apartment's parking next to the blocked off alley.

I also tilted the cheap camera a bit. Not intentionally.

City code enforcer came by while I was doing this. He said I couldn't because it was visible to a public through fare. I pointed to the end of the alley where the city had blocked it off and asked him what about the definition of "through fare" he didn't understand.

He said I should use the garage to work on the car. Garage is about 1 1/2 foot wider than the car. So I asked if you can drive by in the alley and see me working on the car in the garage what is the difference if you can see me doing the same work in a private parking space?

Note these apartments are separate three plex's not in a gated community.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 02-23-2004, 07:43 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by toolboy62
Thanks for all the advice guys. This is very helpful. Question: are the parts at the folowing link the good, updated parts? (yeah, I know, I should order through Pelican but I need some other stuff at the same time that's not listed on the Pelican site)

http://************************/ProductPage.aspx?ProductName=Engine+and+Transmissi on+Mounts&productid=102193&producttype=20

Oh, and Bryan, I hope that some of that disassembly is unnecessary just to replace the engine mounts!

nate

Call and ask them. I buy parts for the wife's 85 Toyota all the time from Pelican.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 02-23-2004, 07:44 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SoCal Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 8,587
Garage
Quote:
Originally posted by FR Wilk
Both SoCal and his car ........ lean to the right.

True. Although some of my liberal leanings would make Algore look conservitive.

Guess you could use "republitarian".

An "observation" from Larry Elder.
__________________
Hugh - So Cal 83 944 Driver Person
NOT a 'real' Porsche -- Its Better!!!!
When was the last time you changed your timing and balance belts and/or cam chain and tensioner?
New Users please add your car's year and model to your signature line!
Never break more than you fix!
Old 02-23-2004, 02:46 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Tucson AZ USA
Posts: 8,229
SoCal:

On your picture, if you look at the "plastic" fascia where it meets with the steel fender, the passenger side looks "stove in" when compared with the drivers side. I am about ready to remove mine and repair/paint it, and noticed the same thing. Are they all like that? I was planning on making a plywood template from the drivers side and pull out the passenger side ever so slightly to get rid of this what I thought was a "defect" perhaps caused by less than careful piloiting by a P.O.

Anyone else have this difference side to side?
__________________
Bob S. former owner of a 1984 silver 944
Old 02-23-2004, 04:49 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:17 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.