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Old 11-11-2009, 01:02 PM
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While it could be poor quality Motor Mounts when I read about new mounts lasting 6 months in the back of my head I am wondering if the Poster fixed the other things that would tame the Engine Shaking. Even the best Motor Mounts were not made to tame an abnormally running Engine.
X2 - My thoughts as well. That's why I figured I'd go for the cheaper ones and see how they work out. I (along with many others, I'm sure) keep a log of what replacement parts I use and when I install them. And like Diesel911 said, I don't really know how much longer this engine is really going to go, so . . .
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:13 PM
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Engine mounts are definitely a DIY job for a reasonably competent home mechanic. And on two 606's I've owned, the largest single WOW moment ever with the car, as in after I changed them, WOW, it's like a whole new car! HUGE difference.

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:02 PM
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While it could be poor quality Motor Mounts when I read about new mounts lasting 6 months in the back of my head I am wondering if the Poster fixed the other things that would tame the Engine Shaking. Even the best Motor Mounts were not made to tame an abnormally running Engine.

My car does have the infamous hot idle shake, so it's definitely possible that the Meyle mounts I installed would have lasted much, much longer than 6 months if my engine was running properly. I definitely should have added that caveat when I panned the Meyle mounts. However, I still *suspect* you're better off avoiding them and going with Lemfoerder or something (~double the cost, $25 instead of $12 or in that ballpark) for the following reason; when the mounts were done, the tie rods were replaced as well with Meyle parts, and those *also* failed in less than a year, all four boots were badly ruptured. I suppose it's possible that this was also caused by the shake, but I'm more inclined to blame it on cheap rubber. But I could be 100% wrong.


On a related note, I'm just now noticing the myriad threads asserting that old fuel lines can cause hot idle shake, and that seems to fit my symptoms. Hopefully that will calm things down.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:39 AM
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My car does have the infamous hot idle shake, so it's definitely possible that the Meyle mounts I installed would have lasted much, much longer than 6 months if my engine was running properly. I definitely should have added that caveat when I panned the Meyle mounts. However, I still *suspect* you're better off avoiding them and going with Lemfoerder or something (~double the cost, $25 instead of $12 or in that ballpark) for the following reason; when the mounts were done, the tie rods were replaced as well with Meyle parts, and those *also* failed in less than a year, all four boots were badly ruptured. I suppose it's possible that this was also caused by the shake, but I'm more inclined to blame it on cheap rubber. But I could be 100% wrong.


On a related note, I'm just now noticing the myriad threads asserting that old fuel lines can cause hot idle shake, and that seems to fit my symptoms. Hopefully that will calm things down.
This does not discount your experience:
I do not know what to say as I have $8+shipping Uro Motor Mounts on my Car and also their transmission mount. And, it has been over a year and they have not collasped or caused any other problem.

It could be that the Meyle ones are even poorer quality even though the cost more.

At the begining of the month I bought a Linclon Electric Welding Rod Holder for my Arc Welder. I had barely turned the screw to attach the Cable to it and it stripped out. (Made In China.)

These ounce quality companies are buying Junk and plastering their name on it. You do not know what type of quality you will end up with from anyone anymore.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:08 AM
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Let me check......
ELCHIVITO -(sorry for taking so long to answer this question..)

The TOTAL bill was 2.7 hours of labor which included - motor mounts, oil/filter, and air filter.

($510 and change)

Lesson learned (for ME) - I'll do my own oil changes and air filter from here on.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:16 AM
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These ounce quality companies are buying Junk and plastering their name on it. You do not know what type of quality you will end up with from anyone anymore.
Aint that the truth! Its sad.
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