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post #1 of 4 Old 01-01-2011, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question Electronic Engine Mount vs non-electronic

I have removed my front mount to find out that it has the electronic device that installs into the bottow of the mount. The one I purchased from Napa is not electronic.

I value the opinions of those on this forum, I am considering installing the mount that I have and just go with it. I don't think it would be harmful to the vehicle. I would like to get this done tomorrow, so I can drive to work Monday. But I don't want to sacrafice the longterm health of vehicle.

This electronic device seems to just control the firmness of the mount so I don't think there would be a error code sent by it.

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Aside from some slight vibration perhaps, I don't think you should encounter any problems.

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I'm NOT an educated person on these motor mounts, but I've been following the discussions. I can't imagine any way that putting in a solid mount will harm the motor. You may feel a tad more vibration inside, but my educated guess is that the electronic mount is simply a vibration reduction device and a solid mount is a perfectly acceptable replacement.

If one of mine fails, I will put in a solid replacement. Every car I've owned since the 60's has had solid rubber mounts, and I'm not skeered of 'em.

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The electronic motor mounts are two-stage mounts. They have two settings - hard and soft. They operate in the soft setting up to 950 RPMs at which point they transition to the hard setting.

Having "full-time" hard mounts will not affect the function nor the life of the engine. You will just feel an elevated level of vibration at idle, but since the VQ is a relatively smooth running engine the change in the vibration level should be all but imperceptible.


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