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Old September 15th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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Is it possible to swap out the motor mounts with the engine in situ?

I'm trying to figure out if its possible or if anyones done this. I just changed the transmission mounts and those were fairly easy, it would seem that i would lift the engine up considerably to get enough clearance to get the mounts out. What say ye?

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Old September 15th, 2010, 07:51 PM
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You need Horsey to fly out, get under the truck and leg press the engine up while you change the mounts. I think he has some strong quads.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Yea Josh has huge calves this is a known fact. I bet his calves are so strong that he's dented the footwells in his bulkhead.
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I think he has some strong quads.
Not to mention some serious cankles!
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Old September 15th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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I invision Josh's D90 has a braking system similiar to the ones used in the flintstones era
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:00 PM
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How long are the studs on the motor mounts ?
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Like an inch long on both end, they were pretty long though, I trying to figure out if I have to take the steel motor mounts off as well or can i do it with just taking the rubber mounts off. Josh has calves the size of tree trunks.
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I don't know about the D90, but on my D2 I am able to change the motor mounts without removing the engine... put a jack under it and lift it up, or put a hoist above it... there is enough play to get them removed.
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I heard when Horsey jumps he is actually pushing the earth away from him while he stays in place
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Yes it can be done. Pass side one is pretty easy, drivers side sucks because of access. Undo and remove all the nuts. Drivers side one nearest the engine will have you inventing new and interesting cuss words. Lift the engine until you can wiggle them out. Wiggle in the new ones and replace the nuts.
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I heard when Horsey jumps he is actually pushing the earth away from him while he stays in place
That may be the first thing you've said that I've actually laughed at.

Man I thought this was going to be a really boring technical thread. Then I saw multiple posts by bjf and Jon and knew it must have taken a dark turn away from the technical.

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I think he has some strong quads.
This is fact.
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