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Old 19th April 2005
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Any opinions on this: http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=221
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I don't know about the automatic mount, but I just installed my manual mount last week. I am 100% happy with it, it was a great mod. Shifting is much much better, especially when combined with the MP short shifter. Installation was VERY easy as well, so dont let that scare you away. If you are becoming tired of hard shifting and sloppy shifter feel then go for the mount, it will help. But dont forget about the vibration, which IS noticiable under 2000 RPM
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You could always do this

It worked a treat.

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nice job...did u ever end up doing the other mount?
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So basically you jack up the car, and then get the weight off the transmision to undo the mount, right? Pretty simple, eh?
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nice job...did u ever end up doing the other mount?
It was next on my 'to do' list. However now well this afternoon infact my car has been written off by my insurance company as a 'Financial loss'. ie TO EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR.

A bus pulled out on me the otherday and I swerved to avoid the bus and hit a young woman head on.

So now no need for a new mount more a need for a new car.

However the mount worked amazingly well. I do recomend it.

See here for the full experience. Its not my idea but wait till you see how knackered these mounts are and they work fine even today.

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It really does work very well.

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Oh and stormer yep take the weight of the engine and then refit the mount. The poly does take 2 days to harden.
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The poly does take 2 days to harden.
You mean with the way you did it right? The taliaferro peice doesn't have anything to harden, right?
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Right Stromer, the talliafero mount is plug and play. They let it harden and cure before they ship it. there was alot of bubbles and imperfections on the poly in my mount, which means they let the poly cure at room temp, as apposed to curing it. But it is still stiff and works great.
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Right Stromer, the talliafero mount is plug and play. They let it harden and cure before they ship it. there was alot of bubbles and imperfections on the poly in my mount, which means they let the poly cure at room temp, as apposed to curing it. But it is still stiff and works great.
This sought of Poly is known as 1 pac or single pac. It cures with no agent or extra service. Its a self enabling agent.

The SIKAFLEX I used is structural. It is used in the automotive industry to assemble kit cars single seat racers and truck bodies. There is one higher I think I list it on the original post. Sikaflex 252 is the really tough poly. I can get you a seller if you like it is availble to industry only really.
The guy in teh web how to uses single pac poly used to fit car windshields and he still had superb results.

However the mount was awesome very different when changing gear with the power down.

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Actually we us a 2 component Urethane that are cured at elevated temperatures. The bubbles are usually trapped right at the top surface, this is a result of the decreased cure time. It does not change the structural properties at all. Yes we have cut them apart to check.. We prefer to over-mix the compound and have a few bubbles than to risk getting one that is not fully catalyzed.
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Actually we us a 2 component Urethane that are cured at elevated temperatures. The bubbles are usually trapped right at the top surface, this is a result of the decreased cure time. It does not change the structural properties at all. Yes we have cut them apart to check.. We prefer to over-mix the compound and have a few bubbles than to risk getting one that is not fully catalyzed.
Actually I was refering to my own Mount using Sikaflex 1 Pac poly. I realise that Genuine will use a ' Thane' in a manner that skate borders used to pour their own wheels. Using moulds and Poly cats ect.

None of what I have done is intended to put Genuine mount down. Infact I imagine Genuines mount to be even better, I just could not afford it over here in the UK.

Smile on.

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