I did mine from the bottom with the car on ramps.I'm bored, and I think I will replace my motor mounts too. I have one question: when removing the passenger side mount bolts, you go from the top with a ratchet extension or the bottom? If from the bottom, will I need the wheels free to turn one way or the other to gain room from the stearing components? I would rather have the car on ramps than jack stands.
I also used this thread, a few times.I've got signs of the crankshaft pulley rubbing on the cross member - a shiny bit of metal instead of oil encrusted paint - so I'm thinking its probably time for new mounts.
This thread will be very helpful but can I just check a couple of points:
- Is the sump pretty robust, I don't want to put the jack in the wrong place and bust the sump?
- lifting the engine by 2 - 3" sounds a lot. Isn't there a danger of bending/cracking the exhaust, for example? Or should the exhaust mounts be slackened off somewhere?
I know it must work 'cos you've all done it but some reassurance would be good.
Hi Bob,A quick update. I finished up the Spruell motor mounts, very happy with the way they went in. ...... Net result, I have huge clearance between the sump guard and the sump fins compared to when I started.