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    Unhappy Grrrr, need to strengthen that rear engine mount

    Even after some correct alignment of the gear linkage I still get the problem that a quick change to 3rd from 2nd makes a CRUNCH!

    So, I've had suggestions of putting a bolt through the rubber mount and inserting pieces of rubber into the gaps on the mount but it was all discussed a while ago and I can't really remember.

    Anyone got any hints as I need to get it all running well before the 26th
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    You can chop up bits of rubber and stuff them in the air gaps of the engine rubber mount, and then gloop it all with black silicone sealant. That will make it stronger.

    Failing that, just get a TAS rear mount, I presume it's that one that your'e on about?
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    Yep, rear mount that takes all the strain when the engine leans back on full load. How much for a TAS one and I assume its just the rubber part not the whole thing.

    Also, didn't I hear that someone bought some TAS mounts and they didn't fit properley? Or am I thinking of something else?
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    Nope, you remember right, Rob (16vastra) eventually got a set after canceling his order, and couldn't get them to fit well....

    The TAS mount is the rubber bit, and metal plate that bolts onto the chassis. I doubt they could have got that one wrong to be honest! lol

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    Bearing in mind this engine has a mega torque value, surely there is a poly mount or something which will take the strain?
    I think Mr Heley might have TAS engine mounts on his 'green' Astra- I think he mentioned it before.

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    Thats all thats different about that mount, the TAS one has a solid hard rubber insert rather than the vauxhall aireated soft rubber mount
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    Cool, might as well do it properley.

    Where can I get a TAS rear mount from? Direct from TAS?
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    yep, they sell direct.

    http://www.tas.uk.com
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    what about a mk3 200ts rear mount?

    will this not fit?
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    with fitting the rear mount, support the box & engine and take off the rear claw bracket (oh, this is f20, i dont know the rear setup of the 28 but i assume its similar/same)
    fit this claw and mount to the chassis FIRST cos there aint no way its gonna bolt up otherwise and then adjust the gearbox support to mate the box to the claw and do it all up tight.
    its fiddly, but not the hardest of the TAS mounts to fit

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    trouble with stiffening the rear mount is that all the strain will be transfered through the chassis instead.

    I bought a new rear mount, then chopped up large chunks of an old passenger side mount, RTV'd them in all the gaps.

    I knew i'd done a good job because i could feel engine vibrations through the car afterwards.

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    The chassis should be able to deal with that. It's better than the gearbox moving, and then transfering it's load to the chassis if you get what I mean...

    Will make the car vibrate more...
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    naaa....i've only chipped the 1 tooth

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    lol!

    I fancy making up some rose jointed all-ali engine mounts, no rubber... I think they would be beneficial.. Just need to get some designs done..
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    I've been thinking about knocking up some rose jointed stabiliser bars at work for a while now...

    it's just trying to work out where to bolt to that i get confused
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    Harry Hockley Motorsport sell uprated engine mounts for the Astra.

    Give them a call on 01686 628594
    As you get older the toys just get more expensive.

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    @ 250 quid or summat daft
    i may be able to get a discount for stuff there tho, havent tried yet (cant afford a sodding thing they sell lmao)

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