2008-03-05

The unexpected importance of motor mounts

The latest repair behind us, Bonnie and I could not be happier. The old motor mount they took out was cracked all along the base, and with two new mounts, the car is quieter, the shifting is smoother (the shifter does not jerk anymore when the clutch is first engaged), and the vibration the exhaust header used to cause touching steering column and frame is gone too.

The repair bill was not all I was afraid it would be either, since Carl was able to change the mounts without pulling the engine. This means new tires for Bonnie in about 10 days.