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Old 07-02-2012, 05:46 PM   #281
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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.
Out of curiosity, how well did the bolt fit? What kind of thread protrusion do you have after install?

I was really curious about a stock bolt, because the local purchase bolt isn't shouldered. I have been meaning to pull the mount and double-check the bolt for any marring from engine movement, but haven't really gotten around to it yet. Maybe this weekend in the shop...
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #282
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Did the MS3 motor mount to day. That has to be the easiest mod. yet. The stock Ford one reminded me of the trash bag comercial "wimpy wimpy wimpy"
They charged me almost 5 dollars for that bolt at ACE Hardware. Yikes
Will test it out later. Still working on the Steeda STS though.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #283
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Out of curiosity, how well did the bolt fit? What kind of thread protrusion do you have after install?

I was really curious about a stock bolt, because the local purchase bolt isn't shouldered. I have been meaning to pull the mount and double-check the bolt for any marring from engine movement, but haven't really gotten around to it yet. Maybe this weekend in the shop...
The bolt did protrude past the actual motor mount about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. It held fine. I have since installed the MS3 bolt, as I thought the stock Focus bolt was making contact with something, but it turns out it wasn't. So it's fine to use.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #284
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The bolt did protrude past the actual motor mount about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. It held fine. I have since installed the MS3 bolt, as I thought the stock Focus bolt was making contact with something, but it turns out it wasn't. So it's fine to use.
Awesome, thanks!
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Picked up mine this afternoon. Will probably install it this weekend.



Here is a close up of the bolt.

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #286
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I could see this making a huge difference in shifts in the 5sp manual, but what about the DCT? Do you guys think it's worth it (those that have tried)?
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I could see this making a huge difference in shifts in the 5sp manual, but what about the DCT? Do you guys think it's worth it (those that have tried)?
See post #230 for one opinion.
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Here is a close up of the bolt.

Hmmm... I guess I'll replace my hardware-store bolt with the Mazda one since it has that shoulder.
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How much was the bolt?
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Hmmm... I guess I'll replace my hardware-store bolt with the Mazda one since it has that shoulder.
Unless the diameter of the shoulder fills the hole completely I wouldn't worry about the extra space. I just added some washers to add some strength to the side plate and if there are issues I'll just Tig weld them in place.
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