My name is john and welcome to my channel today. This video is about motor mounts and specifically motors actually um, and how to avoid them snapping off in a jump which happens more often than not. This was actually pointed out to me by. I believe dk ghost dash underscore one um and what he was saying was when the car comes down. This is obviously a recreation of what could potentially happen. Car comes down, hits the ground, and if your motor is slightly raised up like it is on this specific model, the motor can in fact snap off its mouse. It can snap its pins or snap or come off um the actual mount itself which can cause some damage. So if i show you up close what i’m talking about you see how this specific one here, if i get my screwdriver, see the distance there i’m gon na grab the light up here. So you can see, look see what i mean so it’s, actually at quite an angle on this car and i’ve checked other cars that i have here and there’s, actually quite a few that have this sort of the gap here now you can’t have it resting onto The chassis, because you will get that vibration, which obviously isn’t good either. But what um he suggested was to use some silicone here, but because the distance is quite a lot. I think that the silicone is going to compress anyway, which isn’t going to offer any any sort of um support there.
So what i found was, let me put the car down these now believe it or not. These bits here there’s a rubber seal from a tap, and this is a rubber washer from a washing machine. Ναι, there’s not a lot that leaves my house in the same state that it came in, because i have a tendency of removing all washers and screws and stuff like that, because i may need it at some point. So my theory is this, because these are flexible, but they are quite hard. Εννοώ, if i pre put. Let me just focus again. If i try and push quite hard you see, while i can do it it’s quite difficult, it will offer more support than just silicone alone. Don’T get me wrong. I have my silicone, but i thought what i could do is this. If i put this washer being a little bit thinner up here and obviously i put it in a better position, what it is there and then this one in here and then silicone around them – that will give it a lot more support and stop it happening now. My previous video to this was that i noticed that my engine mount had come loose now. I know for sure, before i was running this, that it was not loose, because i i tightened everything up and i physically checked everything now. Luckily, i was able to get that um undone with the hairdryer, which was absolutely fabulous, i’ve now tightened that up, but i think that it came loose because it has this that much height to vibrate like that, Φυσικά, something has to go doesn’t it.
So, by putting these in here come on kitchen alice invert, this one come on. I turn that one up the other way by putting these in here it has to support it somewhat. Does it not? Let me push that one in a little bit further nice and tight all the way down there. So i have the black one there tap washer. I hope i don’t need attack wash in the next few days. That’Ll be irritating and this one i’m going to push in a little bit harder push it in that way as well, come on all the way in and go all the way in the back, like sir i’m going to push it further in oh it’s, not going Very far, is it a little bit there we go so now you can see so i can’t screw them in. I can’t bolt them in because i mean there are holes underneath there, but i just don’t want to do that again because i’m, attaching things to the chassis that could cause it to vibrate anymore, but let’s put a little bit of this in. If i turn this on the side without hitting the so this camera is not going to see much now that one up there, but at least you’ll be able to see on this one get the lights in studio, light come on, get my silicon and then go To town silicone is great to use because, Φυσικά, it’s heat resistant as well it’ll hold the washers in place.
Do not go all the way up to the motor mount uh yeah, as if i say, engine mount again what’s up with me, give it a good squish down like so ow oh wrong way. Ω, is the life of a youtuber trying to get everything in shot. Huh let’s turn this one on it’s, sad like so. How am i gon na get down there? Are you kidding me, john Music, Εντάξει, well it’s in and it’s going to come out messy, so i just have to tidy up afterwards i’m, just putting a big blob at the end there to hold that washer in place. Εντάξει, come out without getting it everywhere and for those that do not know Music. When you have the end of your silicone, get some out and obviously stop it from coming out finger, wet your finger and then tap it down. So you could sort of cause that to happen like so then what happens is sorry about that it dries like so so then all you do is pull it out and then you can you’re good to go, see still wet in the center. So you pull it off and then you don’t have to worry about any other ways of keeping your silicone moist. Εντάξει. So what do you reckon i don’t want to get my finger in there too much. I will just drag that up and around a little bit same on this side probably want to get it off.
The drive shaft remember on a drive shaft, anything that is sort of on one side of it. Could unbalance everything now it’s imperative that you let this dry a lot like you know a good day all right, but that should now hold those washes in place and give a little bit more support to the motor to stop it vibrating itself off or when you Come in the crash crash, a jump, bang, obviously it’s not going to cause any other issues, could look a little bit better, but you know i was doing it on camera. So and of course, the great thing with silicone is that when you need to get the motor off it, just peels off so there’s no problems with that, i didn’t get any silicone on those. Did i no all right. Let me just quickly get rid of that, because this one should not be here so that’s it, ladies and gents that’s simple, and it will save you money and time in the future. I promise you well, i mean i found out already so please try it attempt it it’s, not hard and i’m. Pretty sure most of you got little rubble washes out there uh make sure that the rubber washers are not too soft, though because or else again it’s not going to give you the support that you need in a jump.