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Old 10-14-2011, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 540alex View Post
There is actually some clearance between the hose and the timing cover, but it's a good point. I'll double check how it actually behaves when the engine is revved.

When the engine mounts fail the engine' rock is great enough to pull the upper radiator hose into the fan blade. I had it happen to me.

Of course if you keep new motor mounts on the car at all times it will not rock as severly. But on the otherhand with at least 1/3 more torque the engine will rock over farther than normal and will wreck the engine mounts sooner than later.

Just something to keep in mind.

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