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850 T5 Engine mounting / placement

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Hello everyone

Just a quick one I hope..
I have had the engine and gearbox out of the car and are in the middle of putting it back in when a thing comes to my mind which I feel that I have to get clarified before I move on. Hope you can help.
Coincidentally I notised that the engine doesn't seem to be 100% horisontical in the engine room, looks like it's tilting a bit to the left side (standing infront of the car).
Engine mounts are in place and bolts mounted which fit perfect. It was same mounts as before.
Question is if this is normal or something is wrong? I can't see how to correct it though but who knows.. I believe it's been like that always but just haven't noticed it with the engine room fully packed.
Attached a photo showing the gearbox distance to the subframe, I don't recall whether it has to be standing on the subframe or this gap is normal - maybe someone can take a look at their own 850 turbo for comparison? :)

Maybe woth mentioning that the car is not standing on wheels but on 4 jacks.

Thanks
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Post by rspi »

Normal.
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Thanks.. that sounds promising

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From this view is where I first noticed it :)
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Post by erikv11 »

Nice view!!!

Gap between the transmission gearbox and the rubber pad is definitely larger than I am used to seeing. But maybe your hydraulic engine mounts are probably in good shape. When the gearbox hits the pad, it is a sign the hydraulic mount(s) is/are shot.
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That is a good point of view.. I guess the conclusion is that the situation is okay to proceed:)

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Post by abscate »

Check the front engine mount, the hydraulic mounts, and the subframe mounts. Look for asymmetry in the subframe mounts especially since that will pitch the engine to one side.
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