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Old 11 Jul 2016, 04:01 am
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Default Motor mounts ripped out... getting BP black path performance replacements

So Since February I tried filling the three out of the four stock engine mounts except the one right centre mount.
I did a good job, even profiled the rubber inside surfaces with a rough edge high speed die grinder bit.
the upper and lower right mounts, and the transmission mount i filled with shore 80a urethane.
after I filled the mounts i still was not satisfied with the performance. the wheels still were hopping.
last week after taking a speedbump at a higher than usual speed the last mount tore and broke.
now after doing a bunch of launches the upper mount failed and now the rest failed and now the damn thing is scraping along on the axle so that's keeping me out for a few weeks.
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, can get it off ebay.
BP 02-Up PT Cruiser Solid Upper Lower Motor Transmission Tranny Engine Mount Kit

.... and they come with a lifetime warranty, hell yes !

not sure if the top part is the right one but i'm assuming it's the right mid-engine mount. will update thread when it's installed. most likely going to replace the right axle as well.

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Default Re: Motor mounts ripped out... getting BE performance replacements

Was there a reason the center mount was not filled other than the time it would take to remove/install it when you filled the other three? This is a good post for others that are thinking of filling the motor mounts.

How many miles do you have on the PT Cruiser?
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 09:19 am
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Default Re: Motor mounts ripped out... getting BE performance replacements

solid mounts are supposed to be really rough im not sure exactally what that means other than I guess you can really feel the viberation
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 11:49 am
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solid mounts are supposed to be really rough im not sure exactally what that means other than I guess you can really feel the viberation
these type of people should stick with their 70s cadillacs
that statement is true, but it's only exaggerated to a certain extent. performance oriented drivers prefer having faster throttle response, and faster launches without 'wheel hop'. i'm almost certain that the wheel hopping destroyed the existing mounts, over time and then they just spontaneously crapped out.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 11:52 am
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you must remove the small locating pin
Don't do what I didn't do!
Had to take everything apart again because something wasn't right.
And then found this:

HOW-TO: AGP Dogbones Install - Dodge SRT Forum
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Kit comes with a bottle opener? That's for the celebration when you finally get the job done. Or, for half way through when you REALLY need that drink! LOL

Because, you know, mounts not fun.
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Was there a reason the center mount was not filled other than the time it would take to remove/install it when you filled the other three?

How many miles do you have on the PT Cruiser?
No time, and I had never tried it before, lack of experience.
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Old 16 Jul 2016, 02:40 pm
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whoops, screwed up on my ebay address so will have to wait a bit to get that sorted out . i will have to get my car towed back home so i can work on that, and will have to get that arranged sometime today or tomorrow.
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