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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Front engine mounts

I have a 1998 Integra GS, about 130K. I don't know much about Acura's (or even Honda's) and had only had this one for about a year. My friend drove through a puddle (after I warned him NOT to drive in the rain) and the CAI pulled in enough water to hydro-lock cylinder one. Great, I was just about to sell it and now engine rebuild time. Long story short, only the rod was bent (and twisted), the bearings, piston and cylinder looked fine. I still went through with a "compete" rebuild; one new rod/piston, rings, bearings, seals, head tanked, pressure checked and decked.

OK, now I am reinstalling and find all but the solid rubber (upper/driver) motor mounts are toast (as in webbing cracked or completely torn). I didn't think much about it and order the three bad mounts, then look at the (two) old mount holes vs the shaft they fit onto (not the rear one with a bolt). mmmmm, the holes are about 20.0 mm while the shafts are 15.4 mm . It's the same hole size on the old mounts as the new mounts. Is this standard? Am I missing some bushings? Almost 5 mm of "play" in engine mounts makes no sense to me (but then I come from a Miata/Ford background, lol).

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Nobody who has rebuilt engine or at least replaced front engine mounts has noticed this??? All I can do then is throw it back together with the new mounts and sell it
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I changed mine about 6 months ago, and I think I know what you're talking about. I do remember mine being loose too. I just tried to center them around the bolt when I tightened them.
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are you talking about the front torque mounts from the tranny and ac? sorry i got lost reading your post...

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Yes, the front torque mounts from the transmission and the a/c mount... Sorry my post was so "rambling/wordy" If I had access to a machine shop, I would machine a delrin bushing for both.

Thanks diddlyd. Maybe its just Honda's way (piss poor) to introduce more slop in those mounts.
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I can see your photos. That does look like excessive play, but I don't have experience with gen 3 motor mounts. When I replaced the OEM mounts with Hardrace mounts on my RSX, I didn't pay attention to the holes with respect to the bolts. I did verify that the replacements matched the OEM mounts and did not notice a difference in the holes. I do remember that it was pain to get the holes lined up to get the bolts in.

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"Excessive play"?? We're talking 180 thousandths!! For any car make I have previously worked on that would be absurd, but this is the first Acura I have owned.

Can anyone here give me an answer? Just to recap; the new and old motor mount have the same hole size and the mounting "shaft" has no wear indicated. The other two engine mounts have bolts through them and clearance is fine.
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