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V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by rspi » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:40 pm

Well, for one, the mount isn't blown. Secondly, if you pull the side bolts before you lift the motor, what ever method you used to lift, the motor wouldn't have the strain of the side bolts trying to lift the mount on the frame. Most people lift the motor by the oil pan, which is a risk. Don't need to add any stress to that oil pan lift situation.

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by byeboy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:01 pm

Yeah, I saw it wasn't shot when I got down to doing it...I did this one, the lower and upper torque arms, both inner and outer on the top, so I was in a mount round-up. I decided to pull it anyways, because I had already ordered all new mounts...when I removed it, it was genuine Volvo, so I cleaned it , wrapped it up, and put it away for future use. At 180,000 miles, I just figured it was time.

To lift the motor, I used my Patient Lift hooked through the Alternator Bracket eye...much handier to move about than either of the 1,000 and 2,000 pound Cherry Pickers I've owned in the past....shown here with its little buddy, my Floor Jack...they're friends! :)

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by rspi » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:31 am

Awesome. Very few people have a lift around. I do use the oil pan method but don't like it.


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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by cn90 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:41 am

Actually I have lifted my engines by the pan (Volvo, BMW etc.) safely....
The key things are...

- Think about engine oil sump as a desk drawer, which has a hollow and vertical part (the edge).
- Turn the desk drawer upside down and stand on it.....If you stand in the middle you may (or may not) crack the drawer.
- However if you stand at the very edge of the drawer, which is a very solid part, it is virtually impossible to break the drawer.

- Back to engine, most engines weight about 300-400 lbs range.
- Typically it is held by 3-4 mounts, so undo only 1 mount at a time.
- Back to the desk drawer analogy...if you lift the engine this way, use a piece of wood and place it near the edge of the pan, and gently lift it using floor jack.


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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by byeboy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:11 am

rspi wrote:Awesome. Very few people have a lift around. I do use the oil pan method but don't like it.
I'm a metal Artist, working with lots of scrap and junk, producing a number of larger pieces (too large for me to lift), so this lift and my chain hoist over my driveway , attached to my Oak Tree give me all the help I need loading and unloading...the chain hoist is particularly useful...I've hoisted Lawn Tractors, motorcycles, etc, then just back my trailer under and lower....like Duck Soup (which I've never seen or tasted)!


That Patient Hoist is probably rated at about 750 pounds (a guess), and I used it when I did the cylinder head, as well.



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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by erikv11 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:41 am

rspi wrote:Awesome. Very few people have a lift around. I do use the oil pan method but don't like it.
To lift the engine a few to several inches from underneath, you can very safely use a block of wood under the carrier bearing bracket, toward the passenger side wheel. For example it makes replacing the oil pan o-rings a much easier job.


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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by cn90 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:42 pm

I just checked my pass engine mount, it seems OK, not sunken downward yet.
Can someone verify for me that this is still OK?
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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:12 am

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If it is not rattling your teeth during idle let it go. As for the picture it looks OK.

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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by cn90 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:03 am

Thanks BKM,

I find it surprising that my pass mount lasts that long, it is 14yr/120K.

Anyway....for those with bad pass mount, when did yours go bad (what mileage)?


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Re: V70 Right Lower Motor Mount Replacement

Post by kcjones » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 am

I think mine was about 150k.



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