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Some good news for a Monday morning. As many people will know, the high quality OEM spec engine mounts that I have been selling for several years, have now been unavailable for a few months after the manufacturer stopped making them. This was bad news for anyone with a 200TDi or older diesel Land Rover as the "pattern" mounts on the market are all as hard as rock and give major vibration problems, not just at idle but through the rev range.
I have been hunting round for an alternative and this morning received a pair of sample mounts which I immediately fitted to a 200TDi-engined vehicle. This is one I converted about three years ago and already had the good quality mounts on it. One of them had been softened by diesel leaking onto it from the injection pump. I already had test data from the manufacturer comparing their mount to the sample I sent them, from which you can see that on test the two mounts performed pretty much identically.
Switching from the old mounts to the new sample mounts produced a very slight increase in vibration, no more than you would expect with new vs 3 year old mounts. I then fitted a pair of cheapish mounts, I have been using these as a temporary solution as they are a bit softer than the ones sold by Britpart etc, so they are by no means the worst on the market. With these mounts fitted the vibration was horrible.
Conclusion - these new mounts are as good as the ones I have been selling for the last six years. They are British made, the same diameter as the original mounts. The only difference is that the studs are around 5mm longer which can make it difficult to get a ring spanner onto the nearside upper nut unless the stud is shortened slightly. Angle grinder, 10 seconds, job done.
I will now be placing a large order for these mounts which will be available shortly from my Ebay shop, £29.95 a pair including UK postage. Watch this space.