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post #1 of 8 Old 01-06-2011, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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91 Mondial T motor mounts

Does anybody know of a less expensive alternative to the very pricey OEM motor mounts?
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The reason I posted this question was because before I bought my 1991 T the PPi indicated I had one motor mount leaking a bit of fluid. Since the mount is hydraulic I was led to believe this was a prelude to failure of the mount. The mounts are horribly expensive. Has anybody had this issue?
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-16-2011, 04:04 PM
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355

I have heard from many reliable accounts of persons modifying one brand of 355 mounts.

From the pics I saw, they needed to use the existing mount flanges on the Mondial and attach the 355 mounts to it with a weld and some spacers. The attachment holes are not exact, so a bit of fixing is in order not to mention removing the line-up peg[s]. The 355 vs the almost $1,300+/- 348 mounts are a huge savings.

I also believe the middle hole, where the 355 actually protrudes through, needs a bit of enlarging.

Didn't seem to faze many qualified mechs. If it were me, I'd be inclined to do it.

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Thanks for the info. I have not really picked up any problems related to the mounts. I will probably keep my head in the sand and hope for the best.
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I have a '90, and noticed no problems, but I probably will replace --perhaps not due to costs -- the mounts since then engine is out. Replacing in situ is is a bit more involved than just 'jacking up' then engine like some other models.

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When the time comes let me know if you use the oem mounts or some work around.
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When the time comes let me know if you use the oem mounts or some work around.

When/IF the time comes, I'll most likely use non-OEM Mondial T mounts. BUT a composition of 355 mated to the T's original mounts which means I'll salvage the T's and modify using 355 mounts.

THen again, If I hit the lottery................

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Sounds like great fun. Enjoy.
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