Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper S Vibra-Technics Torque Link install

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  1. M^Cubed

    M^Cubed Member

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    For anyone who has installed the Vibra-Technics lower mount for 05-06 MCS - did it require any modifications?

    I removed my BSH mount this evening and found out that the bolt does not fit through the Vibra-Technics mount on the large (aft) side.

    I initially tried using the bolt to thread into it, but it got stuck just past half way. It definitely needs to be bored out for the bolt to fit properly. The fore side fits fine, but the overall width of it is a little narrow and has some wiggle room in the bracket. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
     
  2. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
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    Its so easy you should not really need any instructions.

    2 bolt out remove BSH, replace with VT put 2 bolts back in and tighten.

    Crack open an beer and enjoy a job well done. :Thumbsup::beer
     
  3. M^Cubed

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    Well obviously I did not have an issue with the lack of instructions. I did not ask for instructions. I asked about the requirement of modifying the part to fit properly.

    The link has issues on both ends. It is too narrow on the fore side and the OE hardware does not pass through on the aft side.
     
  4. minime331

    minime331 New Member

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    Try heating it up
     
  5. Dave.0

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    Well mine fit fine and snug and I had no issues using the OEM bolts. No modifications needed and I also removed the BSH mount also.
     
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    Colin said the one hole needs to be a little larger. I just used a drill bit in a press to enlarge it just enough to fit.
     
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    I must have got one of the very early one's because mine went right in very snug. :eek:
     
  8. M^Cubed

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    Thank you Mr. Jim
     
  9. ColinGreene

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    If you got the part from me, I am sorry I generally check all of them before I send them out, however sometimes escapes happen.
    Normally if they are too small i ream them out or use a drill press to slightly open the hole.
     

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