Well Brad, as Teddy Roosevelt would say, "Bully for you!" Nothing succeeds like success.
What is the diameter of the mount you have and where are you ordering the new one?Tried to install a new rear transmission mount, but the one given to me by the PO was waaay too big. The car will be out of commission while waiting for a new one to be delivered, so I figured I'd take the opportunity to knock out some other projects. Seat repair, wiring cleanup, media player installation, carpet cleaning/re-color, and shift gaiter inspection in progress.
ThanksOld mount tapped out easily with heat. New mount was kept in the freezer overnight and propane heat was applied to the housing. Couldn't hammer it in even a millimeter (using 1.5" pipe cap as a pusher). Polished the circumference of the new mount, used grease, cold/heat, still no dice. Used a grinder on the new mount's circumference, cold/heat, still no luck. Tried to really force it in, got stuck, had to destroy it to get it out. Cussed, yelled, threw tools. 😖 Ordered new mount from Centerline. In my rage, I didn't measure the destroyed mount, but will definitely measure the new one when it arrives. I have no idea where the PO sourced the mount, and for all I know it may have been dropped and was out of round. And, yep, I was super careful not to let the mount get crooked when trying to insert it. I'm lucky I didn't fool around and crack the housing.
Very lucky that he did not crack the housing considering that he mentioned the "hammer" word on a castingWell I'm not too surprised given the quality of some of the parts out there today. Or rather lack of quality control. Yeah I agree you're lucky you didn't crack the housing.
I have a new transmission mount from Spruell here that I'm putting into my S4 spider next weekend. But I'm going to measure measure measure first before I even attempt to put it in.
I did that job years ago but it was using a factory replacement bushing, and it was a tight fit but it was not impossible. I was able to draw it in using the threaded rod and pipe cap method.
Greg, you mentioned 62mm in another post on the subject, same post I mentioned 'just under' 64mmThanks
Well, some say they should be just under 64mm. The last 3 I purchased were all around 62mm. Different vendors on all of them.
Please update with the diameter of the new one when it arrives.
Well, since I have 2 of them, I will check them against each other and get back to youGreg, you mentioned 62mm in another post on the subject, same post I mentioned 'just under' 64mm
...........are you sure your vernier is reading correct?
2mm is quite a difference....methinks at least
Okay, I went out to the shop and neasured two different mounts with 2 different calipersWell, since I have 2 of them, I will check them against each other and get back to you
😆Okay, I went out to the shop and neasured two different mounts with 2 different calipers
The first measured 63.48 and 63.54mm. Classic Alfa
The second measured 64.07 and 64.12mm Centerline