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I'd like to replace my new style upper engine mount and bushing with an IPD bushing and an old mount I have. I'm working on a way to get the blue engine cover off without taking off the the pipe or cutting the cover. If I'm not successful, does anyone have pictures of an engine cover that has been cut? What tool did you use to cut the cover?<p>Thanks,<p>George
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (ghodge)

Why are you cutting the cover? I assume this has nothing to do with the upper mount swap... sounds like you just need to swap an older-style bushing bracket for the new one (if you can still source the older style bracket of course).<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why are you cutting the cover? I assume this has nothing to do with the upper mount swap... sounds like you just need to swap an older-style bushing bracket for the new one (if you can still source the older style bracket of course).<p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>To gain access to one of the mount bolts you ned to either remove the IC pipe and then the cover, or just dremel out the cover. I think there are a few people that have cut the cover, but only to after they removed it and the pipe as well. They wanted to be able to swap mounts in the future so they cut out a section of the blue cover. <p>Kevin
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (KVB-R)

Very interesting. I assumed people were cutting the covers while they were still on the car. I was thinking about using a dremel and a cutoff disk to cut the cover. How easy is it to loosen the clamp the holds the pipe near the firewall? From the top I couldn't see a bolt or anything. Do I need to get at it from below the car?<p>Thanks,<p>George
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (ghodge)

The clamp around the pipe at the turbo uses a hex wrench. It's an allen head bolt.<br>I'd think you could cut the cover while on the engine. I cut mine after I had it off so as not to have to remove it again. Just take care when cutting.No <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> You only have to remove the corner that is over the bolt head.
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (ghodge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ghodge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd like to replace my new style upper engine mount and bushing with an IPD bushing and an old mount I have. I'm working on a way to get the blue engine cover off without taking off the the pipe or cutting the cover. If I'm not successful, does anyone have pictures of an engine cover that has been cut? What tool did you use to cut the cover?<p>Thanks,<p>George </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did the same thing you are now doing (switching new style mount to old mount to use a stiffer bushing) and used my exacto knife to cut that little corner off while the cover was on the car.
 

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Re: Need help with large engine mount bushing. (IwantaS60R)

Thanks for the responses. If I cut only the corner material directly over the covered bolt, will I have I have to temporarily remove the bracket next to the engine mount in order the slide the rest of the mount from underneath the engine cover?<p>George
 
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