View Full Version : 2000 A4 2.8L Quattro - Motor Mount Replacement

01-02-2015, 10:01 PM
Somewhat new to the B5 forum here but an original owner of a 2000 A4 2.8L Quattro that needs new motor mounts. Dealership in the Chicago burbs wanted me to replace them around 65K or so when the car was out of warranty. The car is at 112K now and I had it in there a couple weeks ago for another reason (they owed me one) and they quoted me $950 for the mounts. I'm sure they would work w me but that $950 is not happening. I have more reasonable quotes (closer to $600) but was thinking seriously about taking a shot at it myself since it's almost all labor. I'm having trouble locating any thorough DIY threads for the 2.8L. I have seen some for the 1.8T but figure there may be some tricks specific to the 2.8L for accessing the mounts. We don't drive this car hard, so I'll probably stick w something similar to the OEM mounts or an 034 mount for the street. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.

01-03-2015, 08:42 AM
Having looked at the 2.8 since I need to do mounts on ours, getting the top bolt looks to be a bit of a pain but going thru the wheel well is going to be my approach when I do it in the spring. It sounds like the lower oil pan is weak so I am going to put the car in service position and jack on the snub bracket on the engine to support it while I swap the mounts. Aside from being a different engine the 1.8t diy is pretty spot on. Here (http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Number/Audi-A4-Quattro-Base-Sedan-28L-V6-Engine-Mount--8D0199379AT__qkkA9wQAAM4H__arg8jlg1P0Sp439YowYHOA. aspx) are the mounts I'm using the Febi mounts seem to be of decent quality and on this site they are cheap.

01-03-2015, 09:15 AM
I've been meaning to change out mine forever, here's a writeup I found:

V6 Motor Mount DIY (http://www.passatworld.com/forums/b5-information-base/317653-v6-motor-mount-diy-snub-mount-secret.html)

01-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Why change them when you can rock OEM with 269,xxx Km or 168,xxx miles?

You get all the vibrations at idle that you'd find with performance mounts, and it's completely smooth once you get going! If they're not broken or leaking, then leave them to another, warmer time of year.

01-03-2015, 07:01 PM
I've been meaning to change out mine forever, here's a writeup I found:

V6 Motor Mount DIY (http://www.passatworld.com/forums/b5-information-base/317653-v6-motor-mount-diy-snub-mount-secret.html)

Thanks all for the replies. That link is helpful. Surprised there isn't a thread in the Audizine forums. The maneuver where he moves the jack leaving the snub and other mount to support the engine makes me a little nervous but maybe that's not unusual.

01-21-2015, 08:04 PM
changed mine during Christmas time and it probably took me 6+ hours. I wanted to make sure I did it right. . I changed mine from the bottom since it's didn't require raising the engine so much as coming in from the top. I made a mistake and didn't support the subframe and had fun trying to raise it. So once I pulled my engine mounts off I found: one was completely torn and the other aluminum's housing was cracked - no fluid in either. Also you need to make sure all parts are aliged. After changing the engine mounts, my car stops diving when I hit the brakes, doesn't bottom out on speed bumps & has a much smoother ride. I'm glad I did mine. ..went with Febi (or aka Bilsteins).

I did some research & created a OneNote page with all the DIY links I found . ..the video (last link was for a B6 how same idea and very helpful). Here's all the DIY & Info links you need & torque specs.