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I bought the 3 mount set off Ebay, they look great, Function is another matter...

I replaced the right as it is the easiest to replace and yet the most complicated/likely problem child.

With the old mount out, it was clear IT was not OEM! It had a made in Taiwan sticker on it...

The new right mount seemed ok just running the engine unloaded.

But driving was the real test.

And it FAILED!! Big time!

It's MUCH worse than the mount that came out!

It would vibrate/resonate more and less as it went up through the rpms.


Time for an OEM mount!
I also got eBay mounts and it was better than the OEM mount that was in the car. Although OEM wasn’t even that bad or sagged just a little rotted. The response was notably tighter and car felt more preppy. Only time will tell how long they last.
 

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2006whitexB, maybe YOU got some good mounts.

My biggest issue with MY xB is the engine vibration transferred to the body.

I HAVE to believe, when New, the car DIDN'T vibrate as it does now.

And I believe it has everything to do with the mounts.

I have been tempted to seek out other xB owners and see how much vibration

their cars have.

I don't know what is NORMAL xB FEEL...

Both motor mounts have the car driving the same, I have an Auto trans.
 

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2006whitexB, maybe YOU got some good mounts.

My biggest issue with MY xB is the engine vibration transferred to the body.

I HAVE to believe, when New, the car DIDN'T vibrate as it does now.

And I believe it has everything to do with the mounts.

I have been tempted to seek out other xB owners and see how much vibration

their cars have.

I don't know what is NORMAL xB FEEL...

Both motor mounts have the car driving the same, I have an Auto trans.
possibly, it was just cheap eBay mounts that were made in China for $50 shipped. engine definitely vibrates less after I changed all three of them.
 

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I changed the right side back to the previous non-original mount.

It gave me a chance to compare the two.

The better mount with less vibration is on the right.

I have to believe more room around the inside of the outer cage part is a good thing.

Note also the height of the two, I thought the left one would compress on installation, but it didn't enough to give much more clearance.
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Nether are OEM. I may break down and buy an OEM right hand mount sooner than later.

If anyone has a picture of the OEM mount, feel free to post it.
 
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