Under the hood of a legendary Ferrari are a number of intricate parts that keep the engine purring. Even the sturdiest best components can wear down over time, and pieces within the engine compartment are no exception. An engine mount is a crucial component under the hood and without its proper function, any car would be in serious trouble.
Engine mounts are made for longevity, but over time, they may need replacing. Fortunately, there are plenty of warning signs for this issue if it arises. Failing to get your vehicle serviced when these issues rear up is a quick way to permanently damage the performance you have come to love in your Ferrari.
Your engine is an incredibly heavy piece of machinery that works in very intricate ways. The engine mounts secure the engine to the frame and rest of the components under the hood. Without these mounts, the engine’s torque would roll it over under the hood and cause irreparable damage.
The engine and transmission of a vehicle are typically bolted together using three to four mounts. One part of the engine mount is attached to the frame of the car while the rest is responsible for keeping the engine from dropping through the opening beneath it.
Additionally, the engine mount is responsible for reducing the vibrations of the engine. Considering there are a large number of mini-explosions constantly occurring inside the combustion chamber of the engine, the mount itself does a tremendous job of reducing the effects for passengers.
Some mounts are made with a rubber substance to help with the heat and vibration-absorption while some vehicles are even manufactured with partial liquid-based mounts. Regardless of your exact type, the engine mount is a crucial component responsible for a comfortable ride and the longevity of your engine.
As you can see, the engine mount is an important piece of a vehicle. When this component needs to be replaced, which shouldn’t happen too often, it is best to get it done right away or risk permanent damage to your Ferrari. Keep an eye out for any of these signs and take your vehicle in if they occur:
As discussed earlier, the engine mount is responsible for keeping the engine in place when driving. If the rubber part of the engine mount goes bad, the vibrations of the movement may feel more apparent from within the passenger bay.
If the mount itself has gone bad and is no longer supporting the engine, you may notice when accelerating that the engine slides around. With quick acceleration, a banging sound may be heard that could result from the engine coming loose in the engine bay. This is potentially incredibly dangerous.
Similar to the previous symptoms, if the engine mounts completely give out or are worn out, then clunking noises may occur as some components impact the engine repeatedly when the car is moving. This may cause catastrophic engine damage with an expensive rebuild in the immediate future.
It should go without saying that an engine mount is one of the most important pieces to keeping your vehicle functioning as designed. Without this mount, your vehicle’s engine could become damaged through impacts or the vibrations. Should any of the above symptoms occur in your Ferrari, take the vehicle to your trusted shop the first chance you get.
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