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talal

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Hi guys..

My wife has just returned from a drive and i had a look at the car and it looks like the drivers side exhaust has dropped... not an inch but more like 5-6 inches...

Iv looked under the car and the exhaust bolts look like they are in tact but i think the engine mount has given way on that side... the guy i bought the car off told me he replaced one engine mount (crazy i know and i was going to do both again anyway at next service...

Now the issue i have is i dont know if i can leave the car as it is as the muffler is leaning on the bumper/heatshield and no idea if it needs to be propped up somehow to avoid damaging anything else??

Everything is closed today so no idea if i can take it anywhere to get repaired or not today or even if i can get it in somewhere tomorrow?

Where can i get an engine mount from quickly?

Any help greatly appreciated... Im in gerrards cross if anyone if anyone has a mount??
 
Yep, classic mount failure there.

They're usually in stock at OPC and less than an hour to fit - anywhere should be able to do that job.

If you want recommendations - try RSJ (Slough) or Sid @Porschetorque (Uxbridge)
Probably the most local Porsche specialists for you.
Both excellent, but any decent garage can fit.
Hth
 
Thanks for the reply... I will be using porschetorque for any work, they did an inspection for me before buying and the main guy (assume thats sid) was really decent bloke (RSJ im less keen on but wont go into any detail...)

Do you know if the fact its now hanging is going to destroy anything else, and can i drive it to Porsche torque tomorrow and hope they can get an engine mount for me? It looks an easy job but not sure iv got all the tools id need to do it, and same problem, iv not got a mount to replace it with!!

Would it make sense to just buy a pair of semi solid mounts and replace both now? even though one is only a few months old?
 
Hi

Don't drive it when it's in that condition. When one of my engine mounts broke I jacked the engine back into position and strapped it into position with a ratchet strap then drove it home at 20mph.
Craig
 
thank for the advice... where do you attach the ratchet straps, its on the drivers side and is covered with the airbox....
 
Agree with advice. Do not drive it. Use wooden blocks and jack to support it. OPC best price when I did mine. See if your breakdown service will flat bed it to your repairer if you can't do it yourself. Very easy diy. Check for collateral damage ie brake and fuel lines acon and wiring loom etc.
 
I'd order a new one then get a mobile mechanic to come and do it if you don't feel like doing it.

I've seen a few engine mount failures posted recently, I wonder why it's happening?
 
Spoke to the guy i bought the car off, he said he had the passenger side replaced by the AA...

Just called RAC to get a flatbed booked to take it to Porschetorque and asked the guy if they can do the repair at him and he suggested that they will try to fix it anyway... Seems v simple, jack it up pull the bolts and replace...

Ill call OPC tomorrow and see if they have any stock of OEM mounts and try get it fixed on the driveway rather than pay for the labour... unless you think thats a bad idea...

Not getting any warning lights on dash to suggest any electrics or lines damaged but not sure how best to check either way to be honest... Going to jack it up tonight (found a jack at home but seem to have lost the handle so cant push it up) to take some of the weight off... Whats it being held up with, as far as i can tell there are only 2 engine mounts surely thats a lot of weight to be balancing on 1 mount?
 
Agree with advice. Do not drive it. Use wooden blocks and jack to support it. OPC best price when I did mine. See if your breakdown service will flat bed it to your repairer if you can't do it yourself. Very easy diy. Check for collateral damage ie brake and fuel lines acon and wiring loom etc.
 
Mac996t said:
I'd order a new one then get a mobile mechanic to come and do it if you don't feel like doing it.

I've seen a few engine mount failures posted recently, I wonder why it's happening?

suspect its just the age of the 997, prob most on original mounts, they are bound to perish at some point, perhaps the life is 15-20 years tops?

managed to get the engine jacked back up, exhausts look level now, will try to source the part tomorrow and then figure out what to do...

thanks for all the advice, much appreciated, did ***** myself a little when i first saw it!
 
Just a reminder to get a new nut from OPC along with the mount. The old bolts should be fine as long as they come off ok. Usually they do.
 
Opted to get it fixed by porschetorque, just easier and wont cost much more i dont think, will save the skin on my knuckles at least...

Sid Said he was going to order this morning and will be there on wednesday, so will get RAC to get it towed there and hopefully wont cause too many issues...
 
Hopefully it hasn't damaged anything else, like aircon pipes, etc.
 

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