12-23-2016, 11:50 AM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Mine shakes like crazy when I turn the AC on. These engines are extremely weak from a torque perspective. For the car to maintain the load at idle torque with all the normal bells and whistles pulling power, the engine works pretty hard. The drivetrain on these cars is pretty loose in that components bang around a lot. It doesn't appear to affect reliability, but it can be unsettling if you are used to a more refined driving experience.
The engine mounts are fluid filled rubber "feet" that large bolts hold to the frame of the car and the engine. If one of them is bad, the fluid can escape and "deflate" the mount so that the engine is essentially sitting on the frame. All of the above can seriously amplify the drivetrain noises. I have not heard a failed engine mount so I speak theoretically, but I can imagine how awful it would be considering how loud these cars are to ride in when functioning properly.
Have you had any unexplained small oil puddles near the car lately that you cleaned up and then saw no more of and thought nothing of it?
Borg Warner EFR6758, EBC, & Forgev2 BPV
Custom boost tubes & intake
Twinscroll turbo manifold & custom catted downpipe
Performance Autowerks FMIC
AEM AFR & boost in ddm pillar
Spec ST2+ clutch & half mass flywheel
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