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Is this engine torque brace or strut a standard BMW part?  

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Anyone know the part number for the rubber bushing?

Mine has broken and I'm looking to replace.

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I'm sure I could just use some hardware store parts to replace it but would rather try to get the original part.

 

Thanks.
Keith 

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Nope, that's aftermarket.

The rubber bit looks like a radiator support from

a later car.

Hit the hardware store- and check your engine mounts,

too, just to be safe...

 

Funny that they didn't angle the engine bracket to align

with the body- side one.  That knda makes me want to

make something like that that uses an E21 trans mount.

 

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Edited by TobyB

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Thanks - restoring the entire race car so all new engine mounts going in.

 

Will make something up from the hardware store.

 

Keith

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That rubber shock mount was mis-applied and a new one will be in the same condition soon.  It won't take the shear forces as large as the engine has.

I'd mod the mounts for something like this oriented in the horizontal position so the motion push-pulls on the hydraulic mount.  Not the cheapest but it'll work a lot better than the rubber one.

http://thmotorsports.com/i-158078.aspx?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=CSE&utm_content=158078NOFITMENT&utm_campaign=GoogleShoppingSeanNOFITMENT&gclid=CNTly_XxhsoCFYI_aQodn9EODA

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that is the TEP front strut brace.  they would have the bushing.

 

top pic in original post appears to be of my car when it had the M10.  I recognize the blue tie wraps....I ran that configuration hard for a track season with no issues on the engine strut bushing.

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A mount in the Lord Shock mount catalog that looks to be a bit bigger than that (3/8" studs) but about the same size as the rear 4spd trans mount has a design load in shear of less than 25lbs, while the compression load is over 135lbs. Kinda whimpy shear capability for that service.

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Yep - MLytle it is your car picture but I have the same but no good pictures of it.

 

Isn't the torque bracing only in compression since it is countering the engine torque which is one directional?

I would think the engine under minimal load will have almost no tensile load.

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Found an old picture of mine and it looks to be in line and no shearing forces.

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When i removed it, it was in one piece but broke with very little effort.

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