Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper S TSW motor mount design intent

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  1. west7

    west7 Member

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    Does anyone no if the TSW motor mount was designed for daily drivers or just for recreational cars. I have one installed and think its an excellent product, but recently began to wonder if the additional vibration would have any long term affects on the rest of the car........ Any thoughts?
     
  2. Crashton

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    I had one of those & couldn't stand the NVH it added to my MINI. It wasn't on for a week before I said uncle. Stock motor mounts for me. Your mileage may vary. FWIW I doubt it will cause problems for your MINI, but any fillings in your teeth may loosen. :D
     
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    Typically, additional vibration manifests itself through bolts that loosen up. The top bolt on my TSW dampener loosened up after ~30k miles. But it shouldn't really affect the rest of the car.
     
  4. west7

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    Thanks. The 1st couple weeks with the TSW mount where horrible!!! But after that, it became an acceptable amount of additional NVH. I'll have to check the top bolt on the mount. Have you had any other bolts loosen up?
     
  5. Nathan

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    I've had that top bolt issue as well. A bit of red locktite fixed that problem.
     

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