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So in preparation for this years run to the 'Ring, the last part of prep was new engine and gearbox mounts and new ARB poly bushes.

With 120k and 14 years on them, I'm surprised how they've held up.

A simple job which took an hour - well worth doing!

I'm also impressed at how clean the engine and chassis is under the plastics!

Everyone likes pictures!

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Great work i am just about to tackle mine any pointers in doing the job? looks pretty straight forward Also what is the part number for the arb poly bushes?

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Another job I have to do on mine... Love the stands....

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Really easy job to do. Best tip is remove the intake pipes off the plenum and also the viscous fan so you can raise the engine enough to slide the mounts out the bottom.

The additional mounts on the left are for the exhaust centre section where the traction struts secure to the middle cross member brace. One of mine had collapsed and the exhaust was banging on the cross member brace when accelerating hard. The ones on the right are the rear gearbox mounts.

The stands are superb. 300 quid mind, but made out of EN71 engineering steel so structurally sound. Had my old Landrover Discovery TD5 on them for a full day to test their integrity. The axle stand is a "belt and braces" measure to ensure safety if anything fails on them.

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Links to the stands? I use

My dads old halfords stands but nothing these days desks with the angle do I need to use planks to lessen the angle.

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Really easy job to do. Best tip is remove the intake pipes off the plenum and also the viscous fan so you can raise the engine enough to slide the mounts out the bottom.

The additional mounts on the left are for the exhaust centre section where the traction struts secure to the middle cross member brace. One of mine had collapsed and the exhaust was banging on the cross member brace when accelerating hard. The ones on the right are the rear gearbox mounts.

The stands are superb. 300 quid mind, but made out of EN71 engineering steel so structurally sound. Had my old Landrover Discovery TD5 on them for a full day to test their integrity. The axle stand is a "belt and braces" measure to ensure safety if anything fails on them.

Thanks for the tips will crack on with this next week are the gearbox mounts also a doodle also have a set of them sat here to do too?  

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The gearbox mounts are super easy too. Support the box under the drain plug with a jack, remove the 6 bolts holding the ally mount to the chassis, remove the rubber mount nuts off the box and ally mount and slide it back an inch, remove rubbers, refit and that's that.

The hardest job was the exhaust mounts as trying to get a spanner on the top nuts is a pita!

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