** HELP NEEDED * broken engine mount out of block

Discussion in '5th Generation (1992-1995)' started by jonesy_eg, Tuesday 8th Dec, 2009.

  1. jonesy_eg Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    need to drill out the snapped bolts and retap the threads 2 bolts have snapped the other pulled itself out with the threads

    1. can i do this with the engine in ?

    2. i thought i may be able to undo the rear mount and jack the engine around the other mount to gain access.? (just an idea)

    3. anyone wanna help in hatfield/ herts

    thanks guys
  2. jscivic Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    would help if you stated which mount it is??
  3. jonesy_eg Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    my apologies it is the left hand "nearside" mount
  4. r883 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    so the timing side mount ?

    i would think you would need then engine ot there is not alot of room there
  5. jonesy_eg Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    yeh mate me and jonndogg just had a look at it pretty tight for space!

    engine is gonna have to come out but im at uni so its a bitch

    thanks for your replies guys
  6. Carl Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    1. yes no reason you can't you just need to look for as much space as possible!

    2. more than likley i'd do something similar if i had limited resources but personally i would put a jack under the gearbox, undo all the engine mounts and use an engine hoist to bring the left hand side of the engine up and drop the gearbox side by lowering the jack (be very cautious when doing this! take your time to observe how things are moving or have someone else keep an eye on things as you move the engine) this should then give you enough of an angle so that you can work with easy acess!

    hope this helps!

  7. jonesy_eg Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    thanks for your reply carl

  8. Carl Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Not a problem! Best of luck dude:Smile:
  9. r883 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    out of curiosity

    what happened ?