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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by Fun_Bucket, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Fun_Bucket

    Fun_Bucket New Member

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    Hey everyone, got a VP V6, went for E Safety inspection today, need new engine mounts. I knew i needed it done, but have been avoiding it because i was quoted $800, from Midas-:cry: But, instead he quoted me 120 for all 3 mounts, and $140 labour, so i don't really mind now. Are there just 3 mounts? I've had a look, but only real quick, and couldn't see the mounts, apart from the bolt and thread from underneath for the passenger side mount- Is it at all possible to replace them myself? if so what would i need to tackle it? i don't mind spending time, but if it's really difficult then yeah i'll just get him to do it.
    Also on a similar note gearbox mounts, how many are there? and could i do them? Before anyone replies, searched- yes, results- no...so please just reply if you can genuinely help with advice, and thank you to those who can:thumbsup:
     
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    VrWagz1 The Wagon on Wheels..

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    3mount sounds like the trans one aswell what you quoted (260) is a good price they're a prick of a job to do especially with aircon in the way
     
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    i'll 2nd that ^^^^ if oyur not use to this type of work, get it done. that like a good price. as pub has said, it's a **** job. worse if you have headers also
     
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    yeah thanks guy's i'll just get the mechanic to do it, it is a good price..
     
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    hehe I have headers AND air con.. good thing I'm replacing these mounts (all 3) while the motor and box are out!
     
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    gdunkley84 I Have a Dent.

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    I remember my mechanic saying it was a pain is the ass. Air-con has to come off.
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    Yeah, it's a real pain to do on the V6 motors. If you're not mechanically adept, I'd be paying them to do it. That's not a terrible price.

    You can get mounts cheaper, though. I picked up all three mounts for my V8 for $75, and installed them myself in about an hour. But then the V8 mount setup is far more user friendly :)
     
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    just dropped in my motor and trans tonight, what a pain it would be to do mounts alone on a 3800. damn. lol
     
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    there going in tommorow, so hopefully it all goes well. I thought $140 was way too cheap for both mounts and the gearbox mount, hopefully he dosent call me half way through and yeah......
     
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    $140 labour covers two hours... which is really all it should take them. And at $120 for the mounts, he's making $60 profit at LEAST :)

    Hypothetically, if I was charging someone to change their mounts at $75 an hour, it would be $150 labour + $100 for the mounts, and I'd still be turning a huge profit. And that's me working with my limited tools, and no hoist.
     

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