What does a broken motor mount look like?
I was digging around under the front end, and noticed the passenger-side mount's bottom nut was backed off to the end of the bolt, with more than a 1/4" of threads visible. I had sort've suspected something like this, as I've had some bad 2Krpm bucking the past few months. I installed a Racing Beat dual-pipe exhaust kit around that time, and the bucking started after that (quasi-useless info). Anyhoo, back to the topic. I tried to tighten the nut (the front end is on stands at the frame rails), but the rubber part of the mount just twisted along with the bolt. So, I'm curious if that bolt is supposed to be solid all the way through the mount, or if there is supposed to be two embedded bolts at either end of the rubber mount. I know the fuel pump isolators are the latter type, so I was confused. I didn't think a chunk of rubber was the smartest thing to suspend the engine on. Then again, that's what they did with the entire exhaust system, so there's no accounting for engineering. So, do I need a new mount, or just keep ganking on the nut 'till it turns or the rubber breaks?
Just a side note, but suspending the exhaust from all those rubber hangers. . . what were they thinking? All but one of mine were broken when I replaced the exhaust.