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Brown dog motor mount install

Brown dog motor mount install

Brown dog motor mount install

Ok, I just ordered a white 2.0 and had some trouble finding a motor mount to accomodate my motor. I couldn't find anything on TSB and was wondering what I could use? I found a white 3.3 and it has a hole on the side for the motor mounts (see attached photo). Is that a standard mounting option on these cars?

Took one look at the photo and didn't like the idea of having a large hole in the car. Is there an easy fix for this? The stock mounts I'd need to remove are just bolts (no nuts) and then I'd replace them with my mounts.

If you need the stock mount and don't mind a slight blackening of the bumper, I would get one of these from GM (they come with the bumper to protect from damage):

And if you want to get fancy, like you mentioned...I think the one I attached is made by JAS (a fellow E30 owner):

Ok, I just ordered a white 2.0 and had some trouble finding a motor mount to accomodate my motor. I couldn't find anything on TSB and was wondering what I could use? I found a white 3.3 and it has a hole on the side for the motor mounts (see attached photo). Is that a standard mounting option on these cars?

The first one I am looking at has a hole in the bottom, the top mount doesn't, you would need to go ahead and get the one that does, since the top one, I think, has to be custom.

In the second one you posted (second to last post), if I read it right, the bottom mount is the one that has the hole to fit the motor mounts, then the next one up has the mounts molded directly into the front of the bumper, followed by the top one (that you attached in the last post) with the top mount, this one is the one that looks more like the ones that come with the bumper.

As for the hole in the top mount for the motor mounts in the first pic, that is what they call a "Motor Mount" on E30bodies.com (or at least it appears like one, I can't actually find it in there yet, still going through it), for the hole in the bottom pic, this is the motor mount that they sell in the shop:

I can't find a picture of the hole that was molded in the bumper. This will be one of the last things that I get done before I put the car on the road this weekend.

The problem with going with the motor mounts is that it would require a complete rework of the front of the car to attach to it (the holes have to line up, and it would be difficult to put it on with the motor mounts still in place) so I am trying to make the least amount of modifications to the bumper to save a ton of time.

The holes in the bottom mount are pretty obvious when you look at them, if you look closely at the top of the picture that I posted in my previous post (the last one), I think you can see them, they are a little more difficult to spot when you are looking at the picture from far away.

As for the hole in the top mount, it is the same motor mount that I posted before that has the hole in the bumper, it is much less noticeable then the hole that is in the bottom mount because it is right in the middle of the bumper face and doesn't stick out.

Ok well we are moving ahead with all this! It's been a long night of work so now I'm going to take a nice long break and sleep well!

Well the time came for me to finally put all the wiring harnesses into the new car.

The first thing that I did was take the old wiring harnesses out and disconnect everything that was on there.

Here is a picture of the motor and gearbox. It wasn't too bad to remove these items from the car. The only thing that was difficult was that the motor mount was in the way.

I had to remove all of the metal pieces that were mounted to the bumper that were in the way. It was quite a headache because the wires were in there, and everything had to be strghtened out as best as possible. The best thing that I did was use my JVC stereo harness connector and some heat gun to gently heat the plastic on the metal so that it would be easy to pull it out.

Here is the new wiring harness that I have put together. It's a little over an inch long. This will make it easy for the other work to get to the rear section to hook it up with.

Here is a picture of the old wiring harness that I took off the car, the blue piece in the picture is where the fuel gauge wire is attached to. This part had to be cut off.

Here is a picture of the inside of the motor and gearbox, this is where all of the wires will need to be connected.

Here is a picture of the wires that will be connected to the rear end.

Here is the wiring harness that I have connected to the fuel gauge wire that is on the old car, it is much smaller than the wiring harness that I am replacing, and it will keep everything in order and the fuel gauge wire will still have the same function.

Here is a picture of the inside of the car, here you can see the harness that I just put in place, it is much larger than the one I had put in before.

Here is a picture of the new fuel gauge that I have put on the car, I like this one better than the one that was there before because it is easier to read. I also like the fact that it is just black, and not white or red, there are other types of gauges out there.

Here is a picture of the fuel gauge that I have on the car now.

Here is a picture of the inside of the car with the fuel gauge that I have added to the car.

Here is a picture of the new fuel gauge that I have connected to the car, this is all done, now it's just time to hook up the engine and the power steering and add the new harness to the car. That should keep this car running until I have some more money to buy a new car.

Here is a picture of the inside of the car with the new fuel gauge connected to the car.

Hope you liked this review, I also liked how I put the new gauge in place, here is a picture of the back of the car with the gauge on the car.

Good luck in your buying process, here is a picture of the car that I have put on this review.


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