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TS Engine Mount removal help

can anyone please shed any light how to remove this bush, I've removed the bracket to change the bush but this one looks tricky to gain access to remove the rubber bush and I can't decide if this bracket also comes free to change the bush.
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I think, but my memory is hazy, that you may need to move the steering fluid reservoir out of the way to get to the mounting bolts.
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Thanks for the tip I'll have a look tomorrow, Cheers
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Ahh fair enough, will do
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To follow this on, yesterday I removed the couple of hex bolts holding the power steering fluid bottle in place and managed to gently move it to one side without taking the pipes off. It has indeed revealed another bolt to the bracket however now looking at this bracket more clearly now it's definitely looks to be part of a much bigger piece that's leads down to where the belts run. I'm now thinking I'll have fashion a block of wood and bash the old rubber mounting out, also with the power steering fluid out the way now I'm much more comfortable about bashing around this area. Any other thoughts always appreciated.
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Good luck trying to bash it out ... I don't think you will get enough clout in the right direction.

Sockets and a big bolt and nuts???
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Yeah I'm fearing that's going to be the problem, if off today so will report on how it goes, I'm thinking that I'll have to go deeper and try to remove the whole bracket somehow.
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The whole bracket is indeed removable but it is a pig.

That whole cast alloy piece is the "Accessory mount" and is what the Power steering pump and Alternator is mounted to. You can remove the Inlet manifold, Power steering pump and alternator, then the bracket can just unbolt but chances are this is too much work.

Best bet is to support the engine, undo the rear mount and the right (uk drivers side) mount, then raise the engine a little with a jack. Then use drills, hacksaws etc to destroy the bush.

Replace it with a powerflex bush that requires no special tools to fit. They are only juist available and can be found on shop.Alfisti.net.

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I remove suspension bushes with a blowtorch.. About two minutes.. but never tried under the bonnet .. would need welding type precautions.
Fire extinguisher, bucket of water at the ready.. cover everything else with thick wet rags ..
I dunno if I'd want to recommend it to someone else ... so I can't recommend it ..

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While I'm posting this I'm mentally singing " we are the champions " by Queen lol
After further investigation the other day going deeper the main bracket is indeed very deep and is way out of my league to get off so I searched YouTube and found a couple of methods to remove stuck bushes, basically a wood drill piece is placed either side one slightly bigger and one slightly smaller, a thread is placed through with a nut on each end and as you tighten it pulls the smaller piece through and hay presto, well nearly lol. It removed my rubber but left behind the outer metal ring, only thing left was to hit it with a sharp bladed screw driver and large hammer, job jobed. At last phew what a trying little bugger lol
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Clever I like that Idea. I also need to change this bush as I am getting too much flex from the engine mounts.
Well too much flex from the top mount.

So I indeed need to do the same job. This method is great so I will give that a go.

Where did you get the bush from?
Take it this is a powerflex one?

Think they are cheaper than Alfa's own branded bushes.
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Clever I like that Idea. I also need to change this bush as I am getting too much flex from the engine mounts.
Well too much flex from the top mount.

So I indeed need to do the same job. This method is great so I will give that a go.

Where did you get the bush from?
Take it this is a powerflex one?

Think they are cheaper than Alfa's own branded bushes.
I can't take any credit for the idea, totally stolen from YouTube lol, I upgraded for powerflex items which I bought from eBay.
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Have you got the link for those as I need to get some and might as well just change the bushes rather than anything else.
My engine keeps rubbing on the sub frame if I give it the beans.
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