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I just had a poly dog bone mount bush fitted and I have to say I'm very happy with the results - there's no extra vibration (which I was afraid of) and the shift is much more direct, solid and mechanical feeling - and shifting under acceleration is very smooth - no lurching at all. If I didn't have to press the clutch and move the gear lever there'd be times I wouldn't even know I'd changed gear :)
 

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Mine has settled down since i got it. I had some amount of vibration coming through to the cabin, but either i have got used to it or his has nearly all disappeared. I think it's the latter, hence, I'm very happy with mine.

Was it a Powerflex mount?
 

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Quote: posted by Carlos on 14/01/2005 10:47:33

Mine has settled down since i got it. I had some amount of vibration coming through to the cabin, but either i have got used to it or his has nearly all disappeared. I think it's the latter, hence, I'm very happy with mine.

Was it a Powerflex mount?

yup it's powerflex - I was a bit afraid of getting extra vibration but there is none at all which I'm very happy about. Gear changes are really smooth now :) Just like it should have been out of the factory.
 

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Fellas! whats would this be like on a Diesel, as the engine is rougher than a petrol?

I have a groan on mine when going on and off the power or on and off the clutch at low speed and at low rpm- thought the standard mount may have given up with the torque off the DMS remap!

Just certainly don't want any extra vibration thats all.
 

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Sorry for being dim but does this bush make the gear change slicker / less clunky? Simple to fit? Is there a How To for it?
 

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If its to vibraty, replace ONLY the "concertenia" part of the vw bush with a poly one, and keep the other bigger hard rubber vw one in place. It will be more compliant that the 2 part poly job. Alternatively, drill a few holes through the larger poly part.
 

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Quote: posted by Mikedav on 14/01/2005 19:03:33

Sorry for being dim but does this bush make the gear change slicker / less clunky? Simple to fit? Is there a How To for it?

My gear change remained the same afterwards but several people have found that gear changes are more precise after fitting a couple of these. May be wrong, but I don't there's anything that will get rid of that clunky feel, which I actually quite like[:O]. It is simple to fit and it's fairly obvious what has to be done. You're supposed to use new bolts to hold the dogbone in place. Don't think there's a replacement bolt available for the bushes themselves. As simch says, only changing one bush eliminates some of the harshness that you can get with two poly bushes. That's what I ended up doing.
 

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had the neuspeed bushes fitted two weeks ago, gear change feels ace and seem to be able to get on the throttle quicker afterwards. lots of vibration but that could be cos my head gaskets gone between 2 and 3. being done monday so will post to say if any different when all fixed.
 

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I had mine fitted @ AmD the same day I got my milltek done, 13th sept. It still vibrates.. but mostly when pulling away and under low revs.. I just have to use a bit more revs when pulling away from standstill or slow speed. If you thrash the car it seems to loosen up though, I think cos it gets hot and becomes a little more supple. It definitely tightens up the gear shifting though.. a fairly cheap, worthwhile mod.
 

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I also have the powerflex dog bone bush, and the gear shifts feel so smooth.

It's almost like the you can't feel the shift at all.

As for the vibrate, I only feel this at idle, and every so slightly, and as mentioned above, the longer/more mile you have the new bush the less you feel.
 

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Quote: posted by tylerama on 15/01/2005 21:36:50

If you thrash the car it seems to loosen up though, I think cos it gets hot ...

Mine isn't a Powerflex one but I'd agree with that comment. On warm days mine was definitely more forgiving when I started the car but I couldn't take it at other times, hence, my hybrid. I'm now beginning to think that there's a problem with my other engine mounts so I'll see what it's like when I change those.
 
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