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Old 11-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Fast HEEEEEEELP! Lower motor mount Q.

So I am replacing my lower motor mount bracket and Ford has "updated" the part . The bolt that goes through the mount on the bracket side is now larger. I have the new bolt, and I have everything taken apart. I don't want to have to put the broken parts back in and continue to limp around until I can fix her "properly". These are the options I can think of, what do you guys think?

1. I can drill the sleeve on my current one and make it bigger to fit the new part (They are currently poly bushings, but with the stock mount)
2. I can order an entirely new lower motor mount with poly bushings (Hoping it fits the new larger bolt), and be without a car for x amount of time and force the fiance to park in the driveway.
3. I Can order JUST the new poly bushings and hope they will fit the new larger bolt that Ford has upgraded to. And again be without a car for x amount of time and force the fiance to park in the driveway
4. Go back to the Ford stealership and buy a factory mount for WAY too much money and not have polymounts any more(Last resort if you ask me).

I need to get on the road again ASAP, BUT fortunately my Fiance has the next week off of work so I can still get around if needed, but that would make her either stuck at home with no car, or having to stay up LATE to pick me up from work, and she can't park in the garage because I'm on jacks ion the middle of the garage. (she won't like that option).

What do you think my best option would be? I'm leaning toward drilling the sleeve out so it's big enough to fit the new larger bolt. I'm just not sure if that will affect the integrity of the sleeve/mount.


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