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Old 06-28-2012, 05:47 AM   #271
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I'm pretty excited to do this mod. Should be able to some time in the next month or so.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #272
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Just Ordered mine this afternoon. I asked the parts guy about the bolt, but he said he couldn't look up MS3 parts without a VIN .

I did look back through the thread and found this photo that andcool69 posted of a parts breakdown and it looks like it lists 9YA02-A226A as the part number for the bolt.



Can anyone else that has ordered the mount confirm that is the correct part number for the bolt?
That is the correct number for the bolt. I just got mine in yesterday.

On a side note, has anyone else had this issue? Whenever I start my car, it sounds like the mount is rattling against something, metal on metal. I put the MS3 bolt in it yesterday, same thing. We took the mount out, and the portion that faces the rear of the vehicle has a lip on it, and it was contacting the metal inside the subframe. We had to machine the lip down a bit to get it to stop hitting. No more noise, but I don't think I saw anyone else with this issue.

P.S. If the parts people know what they're doing, they can find the part. It makes it easier if they have the VIN, but it's not completely necessary.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #273
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That is the correct number for the bolt. I just got mine in yesterday.

On a side note, has anyone else had this issue? Whenever I start my car, it sounds like the mount is rattling against something, metal on metal. I put the MS3 bolt in it yesterday, same thing. We took the mount out, and the portion that faces the rear of the vehicle has a lip on it, and it was contacting the metal inside the subframe. We had to machine the lip down a bit to get it to stop hitting. No more noise, but I don't think I saw anyone else with this issue.

P.S. If the parts people know what they're doing, they can find the part. It makes it easier if they have the VIN, but it's not completely necessary.
Thank you for confirming that. I'm going to call back and order it today.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #274
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Just Ordered mine this afternoon. I asked the parts guy about the bolt, but he said he couldn't look up MS3 parts without a VIN .
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P.S. If the parts people know what they're doing, they can find the part. It makes it easier if they have the VIN, but it's not completely necessary.
Yeah they just need the VIN for accuracy on what they are looking up.

Sounds like he had more important things he wanted to do.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #275
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So I decided to be extra cheap so I grabbed a stock mazda3 (non-speed) mount from a friend ($free.99), a tube of marine urethane from Home Depot (~$11), and a class 8.8 bolt and lock-washer from Ace Hardware ($not much). Total cost: not much over ~$11.

I filled up the mount, let it sit for a week and a half (okay, so I forgot about it because I've been so busy, but it had plenty of time to cure) and installed it this Sunday. I have no useful pictures at the moment but it looks like a stock mazda3 mount with urethane in it.

I like it, the motor feels a little more responsive to what I am doing with the gas pedal, especially from a stop. I don't know the durometer of the urethane but it isn't super high. The best part is I now have a stock mkIII mount to take measurements from to machine a custom mount with stiffer urethane (because racecar).
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I just finished the upgrade mod to the MS3 stock mount. I'd say there are zero drawbacks to this mod, and the improvements are well worth the price. I was concerned that it would increase vibrations at idle, but I feel no difference. The throttle and clutch are much more mechanically involving now than with the mushy stock mount.
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For those who have done this mod, what are you torquing the bolts to? The Mazda forum lists the RMM torque specs as 59-66 lb-ft. Is this the correct amount?
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That sounds about right. I torqued mine to "good enough" spec, but my arm is highly calibrated. ;-) I also used blue locktite on both mount bolts.
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I use the German Method, Gootin Tite.
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That sounds about right. I torqued mine to "good enough" spec, but my arm is highly calibrated. ;-) I also used blue locktite on both mount bolts.
This was the method I did as well
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