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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm 
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I need new engine mounts but have no idea which ones are currently fitted i.e. solid or hydraulic.

Do solid and hydrolic mounts look different?

I’ve looked on the web. Turbo cars supposedly have hydraulic.

But, the front one does not look like the one in the picture sold by PfS

http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product_in ... ts_id=1699

Or Removed for GDPR#2

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Engine-mount ... 100623.m-1

Instead, it looks like this one

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Engine-mount ... 100623.m-1


The side mount look,like these from Removed for GDPR#2

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Engine-mount ... 2764597642

Have I got solid fron mount and hydraulic side mounts?

Alos, what are these weird looking ones for non turbo cars from PSF

http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product_in ... ts_id=1899


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm 
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From the pictures you posted, you have SOLID front mount and Hydraulic side mounts.

If it was me replacing the mounts I would fit good USED genuine Saab ones, as the aftermarket mounts are carp.

Why are you changing your mounts ?

I have lots of good used mounts if required.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. The car has done 160k. It is not smooth when you rlelease the clutch and take up the drive after gear changes. Much worse when driving slowly. Also, the car judeers and rattles when you floor it. Sound like it’s comming from the engine bay. Particularly bad when flooring it up up hill.

After market are all poo?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Solid front mount and hydraulic side mounts is correct for LPT
I believe only FPT had hydraulic front mount.

Be interesting to see if the aftermarket hydraulic mounts are actually hydraulic damped mounts or just rubber mounts in style of hydraulic mount.

Is there a way of physically distinguishing the hydraulic side mounts from the front mount? Can understand they need to be different as the loading will be different but is it possible to get them mixed up?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Cochyn wrote:
Thanks for the reply. The car has done 160k. It is not smooth when you rlelease the clutch and take up the drive after gear changes. Much worse when driving slowly. Also, the car judeers and rattles when you floor it. Sound like it’s comming from the engine bay. Particularly bad when flooring it up up hill.

After market are all poo?


I've seen the steel bracket for the solid front engine mounting break rather than the mounting itself.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 pm 
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The bracket look ok. I’ll take a closer look. The car rocks about when stationary and reved hard. Not too bothered about that. It just not smooth when taking the drive up especially on a down change. I have to really gentle and slow. I know Saab gearboxes are not great but the car should drive better than given how everyone says how great they are.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 am 
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supppse the vibration could be comming from worn innser cv cups, or front suspension bushes.

I need to determined exactly if the engine mounts are broken, whcin one specifically and perhaps just replace them as necessary with good used ones as suggested by jamsaab.

Does anyone know how much movement there should be in the engine mounts?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Driver side mount seem to have had it. I get. Screwdriver under and level the engine up. Front mount bracket looks ok. Engine does not lift up when engaging first gear or reverse with car stationary with hand brake on so conclude front mount is ok. Can’t get to the passenger side mount.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:05 am 
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If the gear leaver moves when you accelerate, the front mount is gone.

Usually the passenger side goes next (Or drivers side in your case :P ) since that gets cooked by the exhaust. (mine was broken in half at one point, the engine just rested on it.. )

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Gear stick doesn’t move about but the car is a bit jerky when taking up drive.


I changed the drivers mount with a good used one. However, the old mount looked ok. The only difference is that it was flatter then the new one. Car does seem to drive a little better but don’t know if it is my imagination. How much movement should there be in the mounts?? 5mm??


I will rebuild the clutch master cylinder next to see if that improves gear changes. The slave failed a couple of years ago and was replaced. Figure the master might alos be worn.

Any opinions would be welcome.


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