: 1983 cadillac Brougham 4.1L V8 engine mounts



caddy1983
05-03-13, 01:52 AM
my car needs engine mounts. Do you guys recommend polyurathane or just regular mounts from autozone, pepboys........
Where can I purchase goos strong long lasting mounts. also how difficult is it to replace the mounts. any write ups out there. Thanks

csbuckn
05-03-13, 08:41 AM
I would use the regular mounts. No write ups but its no fun, gotta get to the bolts from the hole in the side of the crossmember.

The Ape Man
05-03-13, 11:33 AM
What happened to the mounts? I've been abusing these for years and have not had a failure.

carnut
05-03-13, 05:46 PM
I would bet any rubber aftermarket mount would be stronger than any 4100 engine!!!

caddy1983
05-03-13, 09:20 PM
My motor mounts are OEM. They are 30 years old. My mechanic said one of the mounts will need to be replace. Luckily the other is still in good
condition. I might just change both if I replace one. again any write ups and parts recommendation. I do prefer getting them from my local auto parts if thats o.k

The Ape Man
05-04-13, 06:39 AM
The frame side of the mount which contains the rubber is identical to 77 and up RWD Deville/Fleetwood.

Unless there was an underhood fire I still find it difficult to believe anything would have failed.

Robin Banx
05-04-13, 10:52 PM
Oil leaking on the rubber tends to degrade it. Might be what the mechanic is talking about.

Cheers.......R.

The Ape Man
05-05-13, 10:34 AM
Oil leaking on the rubber tends to degrade it. Might be what the mechanic is talking about.

Cheers.......R.

True but HT-4100s don't last long enough to develop oil leaks. They are also an exceptionally oil leak free design. Coolant is another story : (

caddy1983
05-06-13, 12:56 AM
I do have an oil leak and have 241,345 original miles. My car still runs and drives great. Just need to replace the mounts. Replaced tranny mount
about a year ago for the first time as well. Need help here for a write up. Thanks

csbuckn
05-06-13, 01:12 AM
Cant believe I actually found a pic with an arrow. The arrow shows the hole I had to go through to reach the bolt. The yellow zipties are how I held the bolts up during the process.
http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/csbuckn/100_8371.jpg

caddy1983
05-06-13, 06:58 PM
thanks for the pic. How would this help me with removing my mounts. need steps if anyone has this info. for me. Thanks

83 Fleetwood
05-06-13, 08:48 PM
I do have an oil leak and have 241,345 original miles. My car still runs and drives great. Just need to replace the mounts. Replaced tranny mount
about a year ago for the first time as well. Need help here for a write up. Thanks glad to hear your engine is still running strong, gives me hope that mine with 30,000 original miles has a chance. Sorry I can't help with the motor mount question or pictures.

csbuckn
05-06-13, 09:23 PM
I dont think anybody has a write up. Basicly you take both motor mount bolts out and lift the motor with a jack or engine hoist and get the bolts out.

caddy1983
05-14-13, 12:00 AM
can anyone help me here. any local mechanic in the 90650 area