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Old 02-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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vacuum controlled engine mount

I posted this on another diesel site and figured I'd share over here as well.

If anyone has issues with their vacuum controlled engine mounts please check your vacuum lines leading to both mounts. I was getting excessive vibrations and found the vacuum line leading to the left engine mount leaking. Replaced the line and all is good. Hope this helps someone down the road!!

The two mounts vac line are connected to a "T-connecter". I noticed a crack in that as well.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:17 AM
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number 6 was cracked on mine.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:21 PM
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What do these things do?

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:53 PM
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What do these things do?

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They change stiffness to reduce engine vibration, depending upon conditions, something like this:

Engine Mount Control DDE 4.0

The controllable engine mounts are switched to "hard" or "soft" corresponding to operating conditions.
Function

The pressure converter connects the engine mounts to the vacuum supply by means of hoses. When activated by the DDE control unit, the pressure converter switches vacuum through to the engine mounts so that they switch to "soft".
The engine mounts are activated at:
  • Road speed < 60 km/h and
  • Engine speeds < a value which depends on the coolant temperature as follows:
    Below -40 C: 1200 rpm
    From -40 C to -10 C: 1200 rpm to 1050 rpm
    Above -10 C: 1050
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:45 AM
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Wow, first I've heard of these being used in our cars.

Is it unique for the Ds or also the gas engines?

Actually I see on line it has been used on many cars especially transaxle. Soft at idle and then stiffens when put to work. I like the concept. Wonder where they came up with that idea?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:43 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if the X5 has the same thing? I have to remember to ask my SA next time I'll bring it in for service.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:44 AM
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Shortly after I got my car I found the hose going to my left engine mount was being pinched by the undertray. It would surely have worn through if I hadn't have found this.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:05 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if the X5 has the same thing? I have to remember to ask my SA next time I'll bring it in for service.
My x5 has it too. Most service advisors don't even know what the difference between dpf and def is.

See here. http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...31&hg=22&fg=05
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for the info! How did you know that the line was leaking?
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