Anderzander Posted July 13, 2015 Share Posted July 13, 2015 Can I ask an opinion on something. I'm fitting a 200tdi to my 80" for a few reasons, that include: the original engine has gone (it came with a 2.25) and I want to use it and the Tdi economy will help a lot with that. I thought long and hard about what to do with the engine mounts and I've become comfortable with welding in 2.25 petrol ones. The angle on the later mounts was obviously adopted as it went a long way to removing vibration. So my question is around the drivers side mount - I need to retain the small passenger side one as much as possible for the engine number, and initial thoughts are I can probably leave the whole thing and it look OK. On the driver side though I'm thinking cut the large raised mount flush with the inside of the chassis and plate it over - the top bit remains as evidence of its past life - without looking messy I think ......... Or - just remove the whole thing so the new mount looks like it was always the one fitted....... Perhaps a daft question for some - or a premise people disagree with more fundamentally for other - But for me it's getting a balance between looking 'right' and respecting the vehicle's history. In a sense the plan is for the engine change to become part of the vehicles history - and I want a future owner to look and say: "it's been well done" and perhaps say "it looks a factory job" Any thoughts anyone ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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