Since my final two engine mounts arrived I'll finish the write ups for them. The pendulum mount writeup can be found here http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3653871
The passenger side engine mount is abit more involved than the lower mount, but still takes only around an hour to install.
torque wrench that has a range of around 15-50 ft-lb
10mm, 13mm, 15mm, 16mm, and 18mm sockets. A 13mm and 15mm swivel socket will be handy for this job
T25 torx for the bellypan
Breaker bar, and a cheater bar as well (cheater not pictured)
Jack and jackstand (not pictured)
Jack up the car and place the jackstand on the driver's side.
Remove the 8 T25 torx screws and 3 10mm bolts holding the bellypan on.
SUPPORT THE ENGINE WITH THE JACK!!! this is VERY important. You'll want to put enough pressure on the engine to actually push the car up and then add another pump or two.
I placed my jack pad at the rear corner of the pan like so. I'd recommend using a 2x4 if you have a steel jackpad.
Now go to the top and remove the factory mount by unbolting the washer fluid reservoir (10mm bolt)
Remove the 13mm bolt on the black bracket between the fender and factory mount (Not visible, under the coolant reservoir.) Here is where the 13mm swivel socket comes in handy. Set the bolt aside for later
Pull the factory bolts (16mm and 18mm) They will not be used again.
WHEN UNBOLTING THE 18MM BOLTS FROM THE MOTOR DO NOT ALLOW THE MOTOR TO DROP!!! if it starts to drop, you need more pressure on the jack!
You can now remove the factory mount by pulling it towards you and out.
^^^ In this picture you can see the black bracket. Do not remove it since it'll just make more work for you.
The pics pretty much sum it up, the stock mount has massive amounts of flex and movement to it. Therefore, it is crap.
Installing the VF mount:
The hard part is already done if you've made it this far. The new mount is a perfect drop in fit. Install all the bolts BY HAND before tightening any of them. You may have to shift the mount around to get all bolt holes aligned. Reuse the 13mm bolt for the bracket, and tighten the VF supplied 15mm and 16mm bolts.
Mount to engine: 60Nm (44 ft-lb)
Mount to frame: 40Nm (30 ft-lb and center bolt gets the same torque as well)
Mount bracket to black fender bracket: 25Nm (18 ft-lb)
Torque everything twice and release the jack. Reinstall bellypan and remove jackstand. Stand back and admire your fancy new mount. Don't forget to reinstall the washer reservoir filler.
Don't forget to retorque after driving 200 miles. You've got no excuses not to!
All information contained herein is for educational purposes only. Don't blame me if you do something dumb and hurt yourself. As always Your Mileage May Vary.
Modified by S4mig at 2:43 AM 8-14-2008