Lower gearbox mounting bush orientation

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shonkers
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Lower gearbox mounting bush orientation

Post by shonkers » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:21 am

Hi guys i've just changed my clutch on my 96 2.1 td the release bearing packed up at last it had been making a noise for a few years now, anyway now is the time to change the gearbox mouting bush because there is play when on off throttle and its split, i think the bush is in the wrong way does anyone know the correct orientation, iv'e an idea the force is transmitted horizontally between engine and subframe please correct me if i'm wrong cheers

PhillipM
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Re: Lower gearbox mounting bush orientation

Post by PhillipM » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:50 pm

It has the rubber 'arms' go vertically - that lets it move a little front to rear to absorb vibration.
Although, many times I've put them in horizontally as a poor mans stiffened engine mount :D

shonkers
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Re: Lower gearbox mounting bush orientation

Post by shonkers » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:37 am

Thats how the old one was and from when it was changed there was play when on off throttle so this time i,m going to try it horizotally like your poor mans stiffened mount and see what happens unless anyone else would advise against it cheers

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