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Motor mount quality...

Post by Eddystone » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am

I've read around and been around, so I understand that OEM Volvo parts are the best (especially for the mount near the pulley behind the right front wheel), but I need to ask one more time: Any recommendations regarding any of the various mounts for non-OEM brands? I'm guessing that if I need the hydraulic mounts, I will probably go with Hutchinsons.

I assume FCP will honor its lifetime warranty, and I would only be out the effort to replace them if they go bad, but even the FCP kits include parts I have seen some bad reviews on.

In general, I don't understand why these third world part manufacturers (China in particular) think going with cheap low quality rubber is a good business plan. I guess it's just manufacture as cheaply as possible and go for volume.


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Re: Motor mount quality...

Post by xHeart » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 am

MVS DIYers will go with HUTCHINSON or LEMFÖRDER brands for quality and relative price.


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Re: Motor mount quality...

Post by misha » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 pm

Meyle HD,Febi,Delphi,Moog(Federal Mogul),Trw....all of them are excellent aftermarket brands.
Side by side quality with oem ones...except Meyle HD which superceeded oe & oem quality (for engine mounts).


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Re: Motor mount quality...

Post by Eddystone » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:24 pm

xHeart wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 am
MVS DIYers will go with HUTCHINSON or LEMFÖRDER brands for quality and relative price.
Haven't seen Lemforder mounts offered at U.S. sites I've visited.


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Re: Motor mount quality...

Post by Eddystone » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm

misha wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Meyle HD,Febi,Delphi,Moog(Federal Mogul),Trw....all of them are excellent aftermarket brands.
Side by side quality with oem ones...except Meyle HD which superceeded oe & oem quality (for engine mounts).
Moog doesn't make any of these motor mounts. Neither does TRW. Also don't see them from Delphi anywhere.

I have used Moog and TRW for suspension parts.


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Re: Motor mount quality...

Post by xHeart » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 pm

Partsgeek warehouses can be a source for quality items: https://www.partsgeek.com/ymm/1998/volv ... mechanical


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