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New Poly Dog Bone from WCF by jhgraham
Started on: 07-22-2013 08:50 PM
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Last post by: Bruce on 07-23-2013 07:09 PM
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The new poly bushing dog bone from WCF is great looking and installation was perfect. However I notice a lot of motor vibration on the steering wheel now. Sugestions please; live with it or return to origional rubber insert dog bone or is there a fix?
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Likely if you have the rubber motor and transmission mounts you are just transfering the engine vibration through a single point which is the dog bone mount. The poly has a lot less give to it, so the engine is basically rigid at the dog bone while the bottom is free to bounce around on the rubber. Larry
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Report this Post07-22-2013 11:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for crashyoungClick Here to Email crashyoungSend a Private Message to crashyoungEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone make poly engine mounts?
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Most people use all poly I think, don't know if that woudl solve your problem or make it worse. Yes, there are poly transmission and engine mounts for Fiero. Same place the poly dog bone came from. Larry
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I bought from Rodney Dickman. High quality products, good prices, fast ship.
http://www.rodneydickman.com/polymotormounts.html
http://www.rodneydickman.com/PolyMounts.html

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I did the same thing when I had the engine/trans out on my '88GT: poly dogbone and new rubber engine and trans mounts, but I never had any problem with vibration. Maybe because the '88 V6 is internally balanced? '88 cradle is bolted directly to the frame unlike 84-87? Maybe your engine is running rough? I don't know why the engine vibration should be excessive if everything is balanced, running smooth and straight. If nothing else, could/would you put in a new rubber dogbone?
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Thanks all...Since this is my show machine I will live with it for now as I love the looks. Maybe after a break-in period it will get better, maybe worse.
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Report this Post07-23-2013 07:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BruceClick Here to Email BruceSend a Private Message to BruceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I purchased the poly dog bone from The Fiero Store in 1997 and haven't had any problems. The stock mount was shot (rubber was worn out), and there was a loud "thunk" when I changed gears. TFS's mount completely solved that problem.
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