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Okay, just installed Evolve's blue upper bushing, and noticed the engine seeming louder... Is this just the increase in trasmitted vibration throughout the engine bay causing the bay (or maybe the cab) to resonate more? (BTW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> on the engine mount... I hate my clutch less, and at 39K, the stock rubber was looking ugly already!)
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (JOSBRO)

Argh, let me stand in for JRL here and say DID YOU SEARCH THE ARCHIVE FIRST?<p>This has been discussed ad-nauseum and the answer is prettty damn clear <p>
 

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on a less hostile approach, yes, that is exactly what you are experiencing. popping in a stiffer bushing/mount will always transmit more vibration and it could make it seem louder too.
 

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It seems as though just about every thread has been discussed before, therefore I guess we should all stop posting, except for those of you that are perfect. By the way, I did a search and didn't find anything about the actual engine sound, just vibration issues, but I'm sure it's just me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by C130 at 6:38 PM 6-7-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>C130</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It seems as though just about every thread has been discussed before, thefore I guess we should all stop posting, except for those of you that are perfect. By the way, I did a search and didn't find anything about the actual engine sound, just vibration issues, but I'm sure it's just me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup...It is.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cschmelz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yup...It is.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I guess it's too diificult for my brain to comprehend how to type the correct words under the "search" engine. Maybe you can give us your expert instruction!
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The black one is a little softer. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>WRONG!<br>Black is harder
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (JRL)

The compound is harder, but it's a spider so the overall effect is softer. The aftermarket bushings are solid.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WRONG! Black is harder</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, to quote a source who is not as informed: "With a <B>softer</B> durometer rating than our Blue compund upper engine mount"...<p>Source: Evolve catalog<br>Subject: Black upper engine mount bushing<p>I have the black bushing in the R and the XC. It's softer - still more firm than stock, but not a little boulder chunk like the blue one.<br>
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (TomW)

Then if I got them reversed, I apologize
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (JRL)

Were you talking about the (black) stock bushing, or the black Evolve one? I thought you meant stock. That rubber is hard, but there's less of it holding the engine.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (tmtalpey)

As a counterpoint, I had to replace my upper large engine mount today - noticed a nice vertical crack thru it on routine inspection. Dealer replaced it under warrantee - I have ~16K miles. The car now drives FANTASTIC. It improved clutch feel, front end slop, track on roads, etc. It even takes bumps better. Looking at what they did, it's a whole friggen contraption they replaced -a whole lot more than the rubber part. It looks like the geometry of the part is different in the way the car is attached to that point. <p>In summary, try the "new" OEM mount BEFORE you go out and consider alternatives.
 

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Re: Upper engine mount question (Short Circuit)

I also replaced my upper engine mount today at 49,000 miles. But since I installed Eibach Pro Kit Springs and IPD rear sway bar at the same time, I don't know if the new feel of the car is attributable to the new engine mount, the springs or the sway bar. All I can say is that the car feels much better now.
 

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i have the evolve black bushing; its supposed to be firmer than stock [which is rubber and has a hollow design, as opposed to the aftermarket solid designs]<p>the blue is more firm, and is what's reccomended for MT -- GT's should use the black.
 

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anyone hear any news as far as a replacement bushing for the 2006 models? (square bushing)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">anyone hear any news as far as a replacement bushing for the 2006 models? (square bushing)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just stop into a dealer and ask if you can have one of the old round ones that they throw out after replacing it for the new square style. You might have to stop in and talk to one of the techs, he probely has a few in his trash can.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Just stop into a dealer and ask if you can have one of the old round ones that they throw out after replacing it for the new square style. You might have to stop in and talk to one of the techs, he probely has a few in his trash can.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Exactly what I did.
 

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phuz- I think VMS makes an A/M Bushing for the square mounts...Link Below....<p><br><A HREF="http://volvomotorsports.com/volvo1/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=82" TARGET="_blank">http://volvomotorsports.com/vo...id=82</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just stop into a dealer and ask if you can have one of the old round ones that they throw out after replacing it for the new square style. You might have to stop in and talk to one of the techs, he probely has a few in his trash can.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>as in swap out the whole bracket and everything? nah...i will leave well enough alone and hope for a new one.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rdood</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">phuz- I think VMS makes an A/M Bushing for the square mounts...Link Below....<p><br><A HREF="http://volvomotorsports.com/volvo1/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=82" TARGET="_blank">http://volvomotorsports.com/vo...id=82</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>thanks.
 
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