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Old 02-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #21
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I have the same problem. I think I may be leaning towards fswerks poly mounts. They are more expensive, but should last.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #22
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Looks like I will be doing this procedure this weekend. Car is vibrating at idle in gear. My kids can't stand to be in the car.....
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #23
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Since you have 2.0 motor you don't get balance shafts

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I just bought a 2007 zx3 with 5 spd manual and 65K mi. The engine buzzes and vibrates above idle speed about as bad as an old pinto 2.3L motor. It gets quiet at idle RPM once warm. Stuff in the interior tends to vibrate in sympathy and the rear view mirror is even a little blurry. The noise is fairly obnoxious in the interior and it's no quieter in a coast condition. It frankly sounds like it has a bad motor mount or the exhaust is touching the floorpan or frame, but this isn't the case from what I can see. The exhaust moves around like it's on rubber when moved by hand. The vibration is even worse when cold, but no missfire. It's hard to believe these motors have a counterbalance system because I've ridden in other modern 4 cyl cars and they are quite smooth.

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Just to add= since you have a 2.0L motor you have no balance shafts like the 23 have. By the way I pulled my balance shafts out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:33 AM   #24
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My '07 has vibrated since the day I drove it off the lot. Doesn't really make a sound, but vibrates really bad. I just thought that was how it was supposed to be. The Ford dealership never told me anything was wrong when I asked about it. But then again, they never want to look at my car when I would take it in.. So they will never get my business again.
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Talk to Steve at Tousley Ford for all your Ford OEM replacement parts. He has the best prices of anyone.

10% above cost ftw.
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Just to add= since you have a 2.0L motor you have no balance shafts like the 23 have. By the way I pulled my balance shafts out.
Thanks, good to know the balance shafts are only on 2.3 motor.
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Just to add= VF engineering lower mount, roll restricter aka dogbone is a great up great to have. It really helps restricting the motor from rolling around, whitch helps shifting & a putting the power down. Yes its going to a some nvh into the cabin at idle, but thats a small price to pay for what you get in return. Heck I've removed the balance shafts & add a VF engineering dogbone & yes it has some vibrations at idle w/ cams/udp's on the motor. It a 4 cylinder. If you want to see vibe's crank up a Hog.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #28
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I'm a big believer in compliant bushings and stored energy in rotating mass. These sort of modifications feel fast but performance is generally unaffected. Lower rotating mass and firmer powertrain mounts encourage wheelspin which is never good unless you're trying spin (drifting). But then again, I have only 50K track miles under my belt so what do I know?
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Poly dogbone is a great upgrade

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I'm a big believer in compliant bushings and stored energy in rotating mass. These sort of modifications feel fast but performance is generally unaffected. Lower rotating mass and firmer powertrain mounts encourage wheelspin which is never good unless you're trying spin (drifting). But then again, I have only 50K track miles under my belt so what do I know?
Depends on what track your dealing w/ drags or road courses or even autoX's
Stored energy= drag cars. Lighten rotating mass= road racing Firmer power train mounts does encourage wheel spin= less power being used up. Thats where suspension set up comes in. Yes stored energy is great for DD's, say alloy flywheel vs a stock style flywheel. I was just saying a great upgrade is a poly dogbone vs the oem one, being FWD car's.
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Well, wasted money on this motor mount. Got it installed and nothing has changed. I guess I'll just live with that slight vibration in gear at idle. Or I'll just start flipping it into neutral when I'm sitting. It goes away then......
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