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V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

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V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » 16 Mar 2012, 20:01

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.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » 16 Mar 2012, 20:04

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby xHeart » 17 Mar 2012, 00:04

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 » 17 Mar 2012, 06:45

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.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rspi » 17 Mar 2012, 08:59

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 » 17 Mar 2012, 18:45

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.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » 18 Mar 2012, 21:49

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.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby BKM98 S70 T5 » 19 Mar 2012, 06:20

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 » 19 Mar 2012, 11:04

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 » 19 Mar 2012, 12:06

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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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby precopster » 19 Mar 2012, 12:43

Instarx that may be YOUR experience with the URO mount but it certainly doesn't sum up the majority of users who have commented on URO lower mounts having very harsh vibration characteristics and they've been reported at lasting about 6-9 months in some cases.

The Febi mount costs $39.85 on FCP Euro. Where is the saving?? I would rather spend $20 more than spend another hour under my car any day. Just my 2 cents...
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby instarx » 19 Mar 2012, 13:19

precopster wrote:majority of users who have commented on URO lower mounts having very harsh vibration characteristics

The Febi mount costs $39.85 on FCP Euro. Where is the saving?? I would rather spend $20 more than spend another hour under my car any day. Just my 2 cents...


When deciding whether to get the OES mount or the significantly less expensive URO mount I read all about these mounts online and I never saw anything about harsh vibration from this URO mount. No matter what other people are said to have said, my actual experience has been it is as smooth as the original. The only harsh vibration reports for aftermarket Volvo engine mounts I have read have been the FCP poly upper mounts.

On your car these may cost $39, but on my 2000 XC AWD they cost $62 vs $127 discounted.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby rmmagow » 19 Mar 2012, 13:41

The one I put in came in a URO box. It was ordered from IPD. As for harshness, well, my original mount was totally collapsed and with this new one in there is a LOT less mumble/grumble coming from the engine through to my foot. I do have a Urethane upper mount in there now too so there's a fair amount of engine stiffness. I have no complaints about the URO and at the price if I have to do it again, no biggie. It appears that most of our parts in the under 10 million dollar range are China made junk. I'm not happy about that and would prefer euro made parts but the reality is these cars are getting long in the tooth. I am very hard pressed to put in a $150.00 part when a bit inferior grade $30.00 part will do. This does not include critical parts like the MAF and other sensors, OE for them.
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Postby regent » 19 Mar 2012, 15:31

I have put in one from FCP that says 'Made in India' - unsure which manufacturer, but performing fine for nearly 2 years so far no issues. (I'll inspect the mount again very soon, (my replacement PS Pump will be here in a few days), and I'll report back here.

I am curious if you guys would normally reuse the mount fasteners, or you would put in new ones - like the 'book' says?
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