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Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: Apr 10th, 2015 7:59 am
by MW79
So transmission and engine mount replaced without too much drama.

Engine mounts were the prothane units - no obvious interlocking mechanism.

Vibration when pulling away was gone so initially very happy.

Left vehicle idling in driveway for ten minutes while I locked the house before going for a longer test drive.

Then the drama ensued...

About to pull away when the engine cut out and smoke started rising from the hood and in through the dash vents!

Jumped out and ran for the garden hose. Fortunately when I opened the hood the smoke had abated, there was no obvious source or damage.

Had to get a flight to Tasmania a couple of hours later so my wife stood by with the fire extinguisher and garden hose while I restarted and put into the shed!

I think the source must have been some overheating electrics to explain initial engine cut out but I could not be sure it was not steam from sprayed coolant. No apparent fuel, coolant or oil leaks.

Any ideas?

Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: Apr 11th, 2015 7:52 pm
by vito
Look for burnt wiring in the harness. If you smoked a wiring then it is in a non fused circuit.

Also when you have smoke coming from the hood don't be in a hurry, 1 click of the hood release and stand back. Opening the hood quickly will feed the fire and possibly burn you.

Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: Apr 11th, 2015 8:39 pm
by MaineVette
Do you have any hoses or wires in contact with the manifolds? Maybe something shifted while you were doing the work and you didn't notice. May be worth checking.

So I've gotta ask - what's in Tasmania? Not someplace you hear of very often.

Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: Apr 15th, 2015 6:24 am
by MW79
Green hills is what tasie has over WA, oysters the size of your fist, tap water that could be bottled and sold in WA. Great views, switchback mountain roads (WA roads are more likely to disappear over the horizon than turn a corner) shame the corvette is not here! Targa Tasmania kicks off shortly after I return home (google that one). Fewer sharks than WA. But no jobs

Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: May 1st, 2015 8:55 pm
by MW79
Looks like the smoke was a lump of grease off the clutch linkage falling onto the exhaust

Re: Replacing engine mounts

Posted: May 2nd, 2015 10:56 pm
by MaineVette
maxwalford wrote:Looks like the smoke was a lump of grease off the clutch linkage falling onto the exhaust
Awesome, glad you got it figured out! It seems like it's always the stupid stuff that drives you crazy. LOL