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Opinions on urethane filled motor mounts

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  1. madmatt2024

    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    My original lower motor/trans mounts weren't doing too good about 2 years ago (rubber detaching) so I replaced them with Anchor brand mounts. Over the course of a year they tore badly and I was forced to throw the original mounts back in. Now I feel that my original mounts have taken a dump and need to be replaced. I don't want to throw another set of those cheap (made in china) Anchor mounts back in there and there but aren't really any other brands to choose from except for DEA which suspiciously uses the same part numbers as Anchor.

    The only other option that I can see is to buy a new set of mount and fill them with window weld or 2 part urethane which I can get in different hardness grades. I know that alot of you guys have done this before and I want some feedback. I know they will hold but how much vibration do you get? I don't really want more vibration than stock but I have to do something. Maybe I'll just fill the rear mount seeing as it is the one that always fails.
    Thanks in advance.
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    I filled mine with window weld and the mounts were less than perfect to begin with. No added vibration that I noticed on the BP. It works well, but oil will break it down over time. Oil and trans fluid leaks eats at the window weld. I will replace and fill the mounts, or use the inserts this time when the replacement and dry BP gets dropped in. If going the window weld route, I recommend filling in layers so it can setup and cure properly.
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    My car doesn't leak fluids so I'm good there.
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    Well, today I bought a new rear mount and filled it with window-weld. I also filled the old front mount which wasn't completely ripped through. I filled them in layers like you said but later I found out that window weld is a moisture curing urethane, meaning basically that water acts like a hardener. So after the last layer I threw the mounts in a bucket of hot water. They should cure pretty fast now. :twisted:
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    I installed new lower mounts with the ES poly inserts when I replaced my head gasket. Doesn't feel bad at all.
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    I got the mounts all finished. I'm going to install them at the end of the week and see how they work.
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    So if i understand correctly, the Anchor brand mounts suck, right?
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    Yep. My first ones (China) had the same amount of rubber as the originals but tore badly within a year. The new rear mount I just got to fill (Taiwan) actually had less rubber than the factory one and the mounting studs were the wrong thread pitch. As I said before from what I can tell Anchor is the only company who makes mounts for my car. Is it really that hard to use quality rubber and charge $2 more!?
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    Isn't it possible to still get OEM motor mounts?
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    I never tried though I doubt it.

    I got the mounts in today, what a difference. It does vibrate a little more than stock and gives you a little kick in the pants when you start the motor but driving the car is alot better. The OEM mounts still weren't torn but the rubber had definitely softened, especially on the rear mount. I could easily flex them with my hand.
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    Then somebody could ask, I swear I have seen them.

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