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So, I finally have a real excuse to waste a bunch more time on this forum since I finally found my '02 V70 T5M, which just happens to be Griff's old, old car with a short shift kit! 109k with no service records (I know!), but the price was right. The suspension feels really lousy all the way around: disconcerting clunks up front, whole the rear end feels like it's going to float away over bumps at speed. Might just have to replace everything. Overall, on first inspection bushings don't look too bad, but I haven't checked them unloaded, sooo... Anyway, the one obvious culprit so far is the upper engine mount bushing which is broken. I am considering replacing with urethane, but was wondering how bad the increased engine vibration might be with a manual transmission. Has anyone installed one of these with a manual tranny? Any suggestions on sources? FCP does not appear to sell one for a 2002. Also, will IPD's Upper Engine Stabilizer Poly Bushing Kit really not fit on a 2002, or does it just require a little modification? What about a set of these with a manual transmission? Any experiences or suggestions on comprehensive suspension rehab/upgrades? Thanks much!
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (stoddarj)

99 thru 04 same bushing and you do NOT want to buy the bushing from them.<br>There are several out there with varying differences in the hardness of the plastic.<br>Some vibrate more than others<br>The Evolve <B>BLACK</B> mount used to be the softest, (and the nicest IMO) I have no experience with IPD's newest bushing
 

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I installed IPD's latest poly mount on my '04 C70 (manual), and it went right in. IPD lists two different categories of upper engine mount, you're looking at the one for the cross bar ends. Try this page: <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-V70XC70-2001-2007/Engine/Engine-Mounts/Upper-Engine-Stabilizer-Mount/p-127-379-762-233" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-V7...2-233</A>/ (the poly bushing on this page is the one I have)<p>As for vibration, it's not noticeable at all while you're driving, only at idle, or if you lug the motor a little on takeoff. It's definitely harsher and louder than stock in those circumstances, but I like the firmness.
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (stoddarj)

Installed the IPD urathane bushing, and boy, was it harsh. Get the redesigned Volvo mount, more expensive but worth it.....
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (stoddarj)

I have the following poly bushings in my T5M:<p>- QBM lower transmission mount<br>- IPD upper engine mount<br>- Powerflex bushings for "strut bar" that holds the upper engine mount<p>There is increased vibration over stock, but it's not much at all (not enough to bother my wife, who can be picky about these things). It takes about a week before you don't even notice the difference. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Happy with my suspension overhaul (see below). If I were doing it all again, I might consider FSD's instead of the Bilsteins, since the Bilsteins are great for sporty driving but can be a little harsh in daily driving when I'm driving alone. With the added weight of passengers or luggage, it's a nice ride.
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (VTT5)

My 01 has a QBM strut conversion, QBM lower poly trans mount, and the original IPD solid blue bushing. Some additional vibration, but nothing really bad.<p>I put the 'new' IPD blue bushing with the extra holes in my 04 S60R, and there's no difference in vibration with that.
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (Landru)

<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">I have no experience with IPD's newest bushing</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The new one is MUCH better than the old one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Landru</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Get the redesigned Volvo mount, more expensive but worth it.....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The new "improved" square bushing is softer than the round one. Also has too much fore/aft movement. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have the new IPD blue mount, the IPD inserts and the QBM lower transmission mount. Yes, a bit more vibration at idle but nothing harsh; especially compared to the original IPD blue that was in before.
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (MagoonR)

So I installed a blue IPD upper mount yesterday, and I am able to notice just a little bit of additional vibration in the cabin, but nothing too bad. The oem strut tower bushings appear to be in decent shape, but there sure is a lot of fore-aft movement in the bar with those things. Kinda makes me want to consider the QBM strut conversion. Thanks for all the advice so far.
 

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Re: Urethane upper engine mount in v70 T5 with manual tranny? (stoddarj)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stoddarj</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So I installed a blue IPD upper mount yesterday, and I am able to notice just a little bit of additional vibration in the cabin, but nothing too bad.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Make sure that you loosen the mount, allow the car to idle for a minute or two, then retorque the bolt while running. This may cut down a bit of the vibration.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stoddarj</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The oem strut tower bushings appear to be in decent shape, but there sure is a lot of fore-aft movement in the bar with those things. Kinda makes me want to consider the QBM strut conversion. Thanks for all the advice so far.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The QBM will cause a lot of vibration. I would suggent the IPD inserts first.
 
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