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Calling Spyder Zetec owners - Engine Isolators

PostPost by: gordy7 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:08 pm

Does anyone have a picture of the rubber mounts which I think are referred to by Spyder as isolators.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:14 am

Do you mean the rubber engine mounts? If so, I don't have great pictures but I do have these pics I took at a show a few years ago:
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PostPost by: gordy7 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:50 pm

Top man thank you. I'm trying to establish if the rubber mounts are a simple change as the ones on my car look like they are past their prime!
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PostPost by: gav » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:34 pm

I’m running one that also wraps around the engine mount.
I was worried about the heat so close to the rubber so I wrapped it which works fine.
One tweak I’ll make next time is making a plate with the bolts welded on because screwing individual nuts on with the manifold in place is an awful job.
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PostPost by: spyzee » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:50 pm

Changing them is a good idea as the one near the exhaust manifold snapped after 8 years. Andy found it during the cambelt change and replaced it then.
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