tuko Posted April 20, 2009 Share Posted April 20, 2009 Moving along at a good pace with motor conversion om my hybrid, it has presented a new head scratching situation for me when I installed the front drive shaft. The clearance from the front axle to the extended military bump stops is 7 cm. But back at the 300Tdi motor mount, the clearance from the drive shaft to motor mount is a meager 3.5 cm, half of what is at the front. At this point I'm assuming that I'm going to have clearance issues here. Would I be right in assuming that the clearance at the bump stop should equal that which is at the motor mount? If that is true, I will employ my trusty angle grinder to get the job done quickly. By removing a portion of the motor mount (the bottom section) will this cause any problem's with the motor mount itself? It is a rather robust mount and with the motor running, there is little vibration and I've not seen yet that the rubber cushion in the mount coming in contact with the lower steel portion of the mount. Therefore will I be OK with removing approx 3.5 cm of the mount. I'm thinking along the lines of cutting a horizontal line in the middle of the opening to effectively remove the entire lower section. In one of the images below, you'll see where I lightly scrapped off the dirt on the side of the motor mount, thats where I'm thinking of cutting it off. Cheers, Todd. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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