The rubber sandwich mounting on the car has started to delaminate after only 3,500ish miles, so I have obtained one of the LOCI uber replacements. This is a cunningly artificed piece of kit, comprising inner and outer plates, two Land Rover engine mounts and what looks like a Mini exhaust bobbin to provide support in the sheer plane.
It's in there.
Support engine on trolley jack. Remove battery and detach starter solenoid from engine cross member. Undo damper top bolt and push it down out of the way. Undo the four cross member bolts, undo the top cross member support post bolt and push the post to one side. You will need the space. Undo the two mounting bolts and lift the cross member away.
Remove old engine mount. Fit the part with the blocks on to the engine, refitting the spacer underneath. Offer up the outer part with the long tail and secure the bobbin nut. Offer up the cross member. The studs from the new engine mountings will poke through and are secured with the nuts supplied. No torque setting is suggested, so I tightened them to "Ow, my shoulder hurts".
Outer part fits inside the cross member like this - you can't see it, so this is purely for illustrative purposes.
Use the trolley jack to raise and lower the cross member to allow you to refit the bolts. Otherwise, re-assembly is the reverse of disassembly.....
New one in place.
Looks like a good solid job. Someone has put a good deal of thought into this new part and engineered it very well. I think I have confidence in it, so well done LOCI.
Gosh - this LOCI produced mount has been on 3 years. It has had to be removed as part of the engine work being carried out at the moment, so a close inspection can be carried out.
Both of the mounting blocks have sagged as can be seen in the photograph and one had begun to delaminate. These are Land Rover series II / IIa engine mounts. I bought a new pair off the shelf in my local factors for just under £9.
The rubber bobbin had completely sheared off - the is a polyurethane replacement; £3.25 from MINI SPARES. Should be rather stronger.
Still impressed with this as a set-up - three years use and repaired for £12 with off-the-shelf parts.