V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

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V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Hi All,
I will look deeper but, I am changing my motor mount on a 98 V70 tomorrow the one near the crank. Looks easy enough. When putting the new one in, should I bolt the motor side first and jockey the thing so I can put in the frame mount bolts or do it the other way around. I'll be jacking the motor up carefully and will have a second pair of hands to help. I had something saved on my other computer, but it is long dead.
Thanks,
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:04 pm

1998 V70 AWD 228K - Daily Driver
1985 Mercedes Benz 300D - 197K Off Road For Now Brakes Failed
1998 S70 135K - FOR SALE
2003 GMC Sonoma - 114K - POS
1958 Mercedes Benz 220S 66K Original and never to be restored.
2006 Saturn ION 5-Speed - 150K Son's weird little easy to fix car

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby xHeart » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:04 am

Your how-to with photos could be a timely contribution as previous MVS posts are several years old, and fast becoming obsolete. TIA
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby BKM98 S70 T5 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:45 am

rmmagow wrote:Hi All,
I will look deeper but, I am changing my motor mount on a 98 V70 tomorrow the one near the crank. Looks easy enough. When putting the new one in, should I bolt the motor side first and jockey the thing so I can put in the frame mount bolts or do it the other way around. I'll be jacking the motor up carefully and will have a second pair of hands to help. I had something saved on my other computer, but it is long dead.
Thanks,


I just looked at mine today while installing my last front Strut Assembly and the Mount is totally bottomed out. Read somewhere it is easier to loosen the 2 small bolts during removal so you can raise the engine as it is sitting lower so making it more difficult to get to the larger Frame Bolts? I believe it said to do otherwise when installing; frame bolts first.

I am considering these and i think they are the same.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Engine-Mo ... 6030921077

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Engine-Mo ... 1677604670

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rspi » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:59 am

BKM, you are right. I just did the mount in my wagon yesterday and I needed to pull the side bolts first, easier. I updated those instructions.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:45 pm

Got too cold today, tomorrow. rspi, I just realized those instructions were your's to begin with! Nice job. I just got a brand new Milwaukee cordless impact wrench today. This will be its baptism, taking off the wheel and maybe the side bolts on the mount but I'm guessing this is going to be a pretty easy job. The shop that did the TB for me said the car is really clean underneath, even the engine copartment is pretty clean w/no oil leaks. I like this car and will be getting another, 94~98 850/V70. I'm going to see about a regular GLT as the AWD isn't really needed. But a nice R would be pretty good too.
1998 V70 AWD 228K - Daily Driver
1985 Mercedes Benz 300D - 197K Off Road For Now Brakes Failed
1998 S70 135K - FOR SALE
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1958 Mercedes Benz 220S 66K Original and never to be restored.
2006 Saturn ION 5-Speed - 150K Son's weird little easy to fix car

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:49 pm

This was crazy easy. Took less than an hour and this was my first time. Motor did need to be lifted qute a bit to line stuff up but truthfully, this was only marginally harder than changing a tire. Good opportunity to check under the car too. The mount I bought came with some type of aluminum spacer but it wasn't needed. Engine buzziness is gone. Car feels great. Next up is fixing the P0243 and replacing some vac lines. Things got 165K, I honestly think 250 isn't out of the question. I'm changing the tranny fluid next weekend but even the stuff in there now doesn't look or smell bad. Whoever owned this car took care of it.
1998 V70 AWD 228K - Daily Driver
1985 Mercedes Benz 300D - 197K Off Road For Now Brakes Failed
1998 S70 135K - FOR SALE
2003 GMC Sonoma - 114K - POS
1958 Mercedes Benz 220S 66K Original and never to be restored.
2006 Saturn ION 5-Speed - 150K Son's weird little easy to fix car

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby BKM98 S70 T5 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:20 am

rspi wrote:BKM, you are right. I just did the mount in my wagon yesterday and I needed to pull the side bolts first, easier. I updated those instructions.



rmmagow wrote:This was crazy easy. Took less than an hour and this was my first time. Motor did need to be lifted qute a bit to line stuff up but truthfully, this was only marginally harder than changing a tire. Good opportunity to check under the car too. The mount I bought came with some type of aluminum spacer but it wasn't needed. Engine buzziness is gone. Car feels great. Next up is fixing the P0243 and replacing some vac lines. Things got 165K, I honestly think 250 isn't out of the question. I'm changing the tranny fluid next weekend but even the stuff in there now doesn't look or smell bad. Whoever owned this car took care of it.


Thanks for the info "rspi" and encouragement "rmmagow". My mount should arrive in couple of days.

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby precopster » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:04 am

The Febi Bilstein is the OEM mount and should last as long as the original. URO rubber can transmit some vibration to the cabin. Hope it works out.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby instarx » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:06 pm

Changing this mount is so easy to do there is very little downside to using URO brand. I put a URO mount on last month and there is no more vibration than the original mount, and at $62 it cost half of what a FEBI mount would have cost. URO does not have a good reputation here, but in an application where it is easy to replace and offers a significant cost savings it makes sense to use it. It also has a 2-year warranty. If it had taken 2 hours to install I might have gone for the $127 OES mount, but I can change this mount in under 30 minutes.
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