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Fitted the THS side mounts
« on: October 29, 2010, 06:23:32 PM »
I fitted the THS side mounts today and thought I'd post my intial thoughts, there was no need for pics or a guide as the big fella has already done  it :happy2:

My first observation is the amount of play in the std mounts, I couldn't believe how baggy the gearbox side mount was on my car, really loose and when you waggle it there is a definate knock/clunk so I'm hoping this is the slight knock I've been looking all over the suspension and steering for the last few months. This could just be an issue with my car of course.

I've driven the car about 10 miles so far, and as like Robin has already pointed out with uprated mounts, there is a definite increase in the grrr noise in the cabin as he puts it, although I'm lead to believe this will reduce as the mounts bed in a little. But I can hear more of everything, the intake, turbo and the dump sound. The car also feels more responsive and the gearchange feels more positive.

I'm hoping the extra noise does reduce as the mounts bed in as its a bit much for me at the minute :smiley:

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 06:31:29 PM »
that was kinda my worry to.
Look forward to hearing if the noise does subside and if so by how much.

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 06:33:41 PM »
What subframe Mount have you got Gaz?  Standard?

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 06:40:49 PM »
What subframe Mount have you got Gaz?  Standard?

The ECS insert in there at the minute, but I have the THS insert ready to fit, the gearbox will be comin out soon so I'll get this pressed in then :happy2:

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 07:04:03 PM »
Do the THS ones still retain the bladder of viscous fluid on the underside of the right engine mount (nearest the cambelt)?
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 07:05:27 PM »
Do the THS ones still retain the bladder of viscous fluid on the underside of the right engine mount (nearest the cambelt)?

eeeerm no idea :smiley:

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 07:07:20 PM »
Do the THS ones still retain the bladder of viscous fluid on the underside of the right engine mount (nearest the cambelt)?

eeeerm no idea :smiley:
Did you fit em yourself?  Or have you still got the old ones to have a peek?
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 07:09:36 PM »
yep, fitted them today, yes the old ones are on the bench in the garage

but the play in the gearbox side mount was shocking

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 07:12:58 PM »
yep, fitted them today, yes the old ones are on the bench in the garage

but the play in the gearbox side mount was shocking
Mine were shocking too - both the gearbox side and the cambelt side.  With the airbox top cover off, you could rock the engine on the cam cover with just a very light push - would move what felt like three inches! :stupid:
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 07:17:16 PM »
when I have the gearbox mount in my hand, the movement is shocking and I can deffo feel a metallic clunk/knock but I have had a few gearbox issues which may have caused this  :scared:

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 07:39:20 PM »
as far as I can tell the THS mount doesnt have any fluid in it , its empty.
Gaz Im sure they will bed in , remember these arent full VWR/BSH style mounts, so should naturally age/slacken like OE mounts.

I wonder why THS dont do 'exchange' as the new units are clearly old mounts with new inserts.
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 11:34:10 PM »
I wonder why THS dont do 'exchange' as the new units are clearly old mounts with new inserts.
Take a close look at them - the castings are not genuine VAG - just pattern castings.
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 11:40:06 PM »
I wonder why THS dont do 'exchange' as the new units are clearly old mounts with new inserts.
Take a close look at them - the castings are not genuine VAG - just pattern castings.

you could be wrong

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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 11:52:59 PM »
I wonder why THS dont do 'exchange' as the new units are clearly old mounts with new inserts.
Take a close look at them - the castings are not genuine VAG - just pattern castings.

you could be wrong
Well the ones in their official photos deffo don't have the 'VWAG' on the outer castings.

Time to get your photos up and prove me wrong! :P :grin: :P :grin:
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Re: Fitted the THS side mounts
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 11:59:44 PM »
all the casings and fitments had VAG numbers on, they are fitted so can't see them, maybe John could take some pictures before he fits his :happy2: