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Just installed the Small Upper Engine Mount. Got the Bushing from Powerflex......After I had started this, I only wished it was as easy the Large Upper Mount. <p>I say that because on the Large Mount, the outer casing of the bushing that comes in contact with the actual Bushing Mount, is plastic...VERY easy to chisel through with a small chisel or flat head screw driver after the engine is warmed up and the plastic is softened a little bit....<p>However...the casing of the Small Bushing is METAL, and does not want to pound out, slide out, or come out at all....I got mine out by using a drill bit that was just big enough it had a snug fit between the metal cylinder and outer metal wall of the bushing, and I drilled out the rubber in that gap and slowly but surely got it all out. I was then stuck with that outer metal casing still stuck in there.....So a quick SEARCH on here, revealed a very smart idea to get rid of it....Get a hack-saw, take the blade off, put the blade through the mount hole, and re-assemble the blade to the saw, so that the blade is now "stuck" inside the mount hole, and go to town! You will eventually cut through and it will come out very easy. Get the saw out by reversing install instructions. <p>After getting the new Small Mount in, lining everything back up, and putting it all back together, I went down the road for a quick blast. The shift "jerk" was greatly reduced to just about none at all, no increase in vibration and or resonance...This test was performed on a cold engine (ie. the bushings were not warmed up from driving, so they were still in their "stiff" form.)<p>Current Mount Set-Up (MT): Evolve Blue Upper Mount, PowerFlex Small Upper Mount, IPD Cross-Bar Inserts.<p>
 

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Re: Just Installed Small Upper Engine Mount (s60rdood)

Threw in the PowerFlex Small Lower Bushing today. <p>This one was a little wierd. I un-bolted the Mount for it, and saw that THIS bushing is extremely flexible and wobbly....NOOOOO GOOD. It was so loose and wobbly, you prob. wouldn't notice a difference if it was there or not. So I twisted out the metal cylinder with a set of Vise Grips..very easy...and I scraped out the remaining rubber inside of the mount. I guess this is all that is needed, as I could not see any type of "bushing" that needed cut or pressed out...look like this one is just bonded somehow to the mount from the factory...<p>While under there I gave the Lower Torque Mount a look....and *WOW*...it was uhhhh...sitting inside the mount crooked??? Yes, that's right...crooked....So now as soon as I get a reply back from QBM, I'll be ordering the one that they have....So just a word of advice...if you have your car up on a lift, or are under the front end for any reason....just give a quick look on both sides of the mount on your car, and see if yous is "behaving"....and mine just turned 6k miles....so it is fairly "new" and is already shot.<p>After getting it all back together, took it for a quick ride down the road and an ever so slight "shift jerk" is back. It is prob. from the removal of the flimsy Lower Small Bushing, and the replacement of the new PowerFlex one.
 

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what is the small upper bushing? is this the little tiny one that is behind the big one - like the size of a quarter or so? <p>easy or hard to put in?<br>cost?<p>i'm thinkin my next suspension mod - if i do it - is that QBM mount setup.
 

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Yes, the first post to this thread is all about the Small Upper Bushing...The one behind the big one (closest to firewall) on the engine. <p>After almost running out of patience, I remembered about a previous write-up on here and came and searched around and found out about the hack-saw trick, and that worked VERY well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cost was $31.00....ordered it from Viva Performance.<p>Yea, I think I'm gonna give that QBM setup a shot as well, and order their Lower Torque Mount so I can have every "upgradeable" engine mount done....The only problem is getting QBM to respond to my e-mails about placing an order since they don't have an "online checkout" you have to wait for the go-ahead to send the money through PayPal. I e-mailed them a few days ago, and still haven't heard anything back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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