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Question about Installing Rear Motor Mount

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I'm looking to install my PRL rear motor mount soon, and I'd like to get the torque spec to be correct. I looked at a couple install videos and it generally seems like people are using a normal 19mm wrench to get in the space for the horizontal bolt. But it doesn't really look like there's enough space to get a socket with a torque wrench in there. Has anyone who installed it ran into an issue torquing the horizontal bolt to spec? Or maybe most people didn't use a torque wrench? I'm pretty new to working on my car/installing mods to my car so any advice would be helpful!
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Not only torque spec but I'd wonder about lock tight blue or red, just to make sure it stays tight.
 
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Not only torque spec but I'd wonder about lock tight blue or red, just to make sure it stays tight.
Ah good idea, maybe I'll pick up some blue loctite, feels to me like a rmm has higher danger if it comes loose
 


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i saw someone use a torque wrench in a video with long extension. i just used a crow's foot wrench. had to work with what was available. used a torque wrench on the chassis side so i'd know approximately how much force to use. you can also just use a regular box wrench but i like how the crow's foot has more points of contact so less chance of rounding out the bolthead.

also 6-point sockets are superior to 12-point.
 
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Currently trying to install the PRL rmm, running into an issue 😕 I got the horizontal bolt in but the vertical bolt doesn't seem to line up with the hole in the rmm. I'm pretty sure I got the right part prl-hc11-rmm. Does the orientation of the rmm matter for the PRL rmm? Maybe I put it in upside down?
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Currently trying to install the PRL rmm, running into an issue 😕 I got the horizontal bolt in but the vertical bolt doesn't seem to line up with the hole in the rmm. I'm pretty sure I got the right part prl-hc11-rmm. Does the orientation of the rmm matter for the PRL rmm? Maybe I put it in upside down?
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Could the motor have shifted a bit?
 
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Maybe? I only have the front lifted up 😬
 


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Currently trying to install the PRL rmm, running into an issue 😕 I got the horizontal bolt in but the vertical bolt doesn't seem to line up with the hole in the rmm. I'm pretty sure I got the right part prl-hc11-rmm. Does the orientation of the rmm matter for the PRL rmm? Maybe I put it in upside down?
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I feel like most parts would work better if they were right side up, but that might just be me. I think I put the vertical bolt in first, then kinda pushed or jack up the motor a little to line it up.

Also, I used this installation video of this guy teaching his kid how to do it and it kinda helped.

 
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I feel like most parts would work better if they were right side up, but that might just be me. Also, I think I put the vertical bolt in first, then kinda pushed or jack up the motor a little to line it up.
Can't disagree with that. It looks very symmetrical to me so I thought it wouldn't matter. What's the best way to jack up the motor? @Stanleywinthrop you mentioned the oil pan but that sounds a little sketch to try
 

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Can't disagree with that. It looks very symmetrical to me so I thought it wouldn't matter. What's the best way to jack up the motor? @Stanleywinthrop you mentioned the oil pan but that sounds a little sketch to try
Just like @Stanleywinthrop said, with a wood block ontop of the jack, jack it up very carefully and slowly, just enough that it lines up.
 

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I feel like most parts would work better if they were right side up, but that might just be me. I think I put the vertical bolt in first, then kinda pushed or jack up the motor a little to line it up.

Also, I used this installation video of this guy teaching his kid how to do it and it kinda helped.

Holy smokes! That's a beefy mount!
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