Motor Mounts for Nissan 240SX
The Nissan 240SX is a high performance vehicle that will carry you over miles of road with power and prestige. But over time, all that travel will start to wear down parts, and you may want replacement motor mounts. Symptoms of motor mount breakdown include excessive vibration felt throughout your Nissan 240SX's interior, loud noises from the motor heard while idling or at startup, and the engine jerking about in the frame while accelerating and stopping.What is the difference between OEM and aftermarket engine mounts?
Once the problem has been detected and you have to replace the motor mounts in your Nissan 240SX, you will need to decide if you want to go with original manufacturer equipment, or OEM, or if an aftermarket product is more in line with what you need. The former comes direct from Nissan and is made specifically with the 240SX in mind while the latter consists of all the third party companies not associated with Nissan and will most likely be more universal in nature. The advantage of OEM motor mounts is that they are backed by the dealer and you need not worry about compatibility issues while third party companies will offer models a wider variety of choices that Nissan does not offer. In any case, it's good to know your options and understand what you need before you decide.How are the motor mounts for your Nissan SX240 made?
There are quite a few different options out there for engine mounts that will fit your Nissan 240SX, but they are all built in the same basic fashion. They use steel brackets that mount to the frame of your 240SX, have motor mounts that use different materials providing different noise and vibration absorption levels, and are connected with bolts and nut. Some of the options are listed below:
- Many engine mounts on the market utilize a rubber sleeve that acts as a buffer, restricting metal-on-metal contact between the engine and frame on your Nissan. The rubber absorbs noise and vibration coming off the engine dampening how much of it makes it into the interior of your 240SX.
- Hydraulic models have a unique design using a hollowed out chamber filled with glycol or other hydraulic fluid to absorb vibration and noise. They are great for smaller four or six cylinder engines that tend to move around and vibrate more in the frame.
- Consider using a polyurethane blend if you are looking for something a bit more high performance than traditional rubber mounts. The material is less flexible than rubber, meaning more power gets transferred down the drive train into your Nissan’s wheels. The trade-off is that there will be slightly more noise and vibration in the vehicle.
- Solid engine mounts are a good option if you really want a racing experience out of your Nissan 240SX. They are metal-on-metal with no dampening material to reduce noise and vibration. It will be much louder and you will feel a lot of vibration, but they keep the engine in your Nissan 240SX completely stable meaning there is no power lost.