Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brisbane Australia
No, what you can do is put a jack under the engine, remove the "Reaction Rod" from car, undo the front right engine mound and jack up the engine slightly to get better access.
You should see a groove in the middle of the rubber mount, carefully cut through this all way round to remove centre metal tube. I suggest a very thin mini hacksaw blade. Now remove all the rubber from the tube.
Now cut away all the torn rubber left in the engine mount till you have anew clean hole. Should be just the rubber that made up the "groove" to be cut away.
Now measure the new hole left in the mount and take the tube and measurement to local auto bushing dealer and get a new poly bush that takes the tube in the middle and will be a tight fit in the new engine mount hole.
Fit tube in centre hole and press it into the new hole in the rubber of the engine mount. If its too tight use a file or blade to slightly enlarge the whole, but not too much, it must be a tight fit. Grab some bushing lube while at the auto store.
You have now just refurbished the engine mount bushing with a "bushing insert". Bolt it all back together and your done. lower engine, re-bolt the engine mount and your finished.
As good, as new, Takes about 90 min if your taking your time and costs bugger all.
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