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How do I know when my engine mounts could do with replacing? I notice that if the car is still, brake on, and in neutral, a sharp blip of the throttle causes the whole car to vibrate in sympathy! It's hard to explain - the chassis moves noticeably. I know the engine is powerful, but should this happen? I was wondering if my engine mounts are not insulating the chassis from the engine as they should?
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How do I know when my engine mounts could do with replacing? I notice that if the car is still, brake on, and in neutral, a sharp blip of the throttle causes the whole car to vibrate in sympathy! It's hard to explain - the chassis moves noticeably. I know the engine is powerful, but should this happen? I was wondering if my engine mounts are not insulating the chassis from the engine as they should?​
i have the same issue... i have a bit of vibration throughout the whole car when standing still... Hope someone has an answer
 

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Could be. I had similar issues on my 540i when they needed replacing. only way to tell is to inspect them. Look for cracks. You should put a jack under the support arm and jack it up 0.5-1" to stretch them during inspection.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Could all you guys post ur mileage too.


I think it would be helpful for a lot of owner in the future when reaching the same mileage ...
124000 miles here. Does anyone have the part number for the mounts? I can't find them on realoem.
 

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I am no expert but I am sure this is pretty normal, my car wobbles with the engine when i blip the throttle. 186000km

It's just the heart of the beast trying to escape.
What condition are your engine mounts in and have they ever been replaced?
 

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As far as I am aware they haven't but I had the car up on a ramp for nearly two days and checked a lot of things with a mechanic and we found nothing wrong. I can't say I looked at the mounts closely but the engine has always wobbled since I got the car.
 

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I am no expert but I am sure this is pretty normal, my car wobbles with the engine when i blip the throttle. 186000km

It's just the heart of the beast trying to escape.

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mine does the same. in fact every car ive driven with a powerful engine does the same. especially noticable in 4x4's. 48k miles
 
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