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    Is there supposed to be one ?? and is this what the gear box mount is supposed to look like or is it stuffed

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    Time for a new gearbox mount.... Any 5spd'r mount should be ok.

    As for the flywheel cover... Mines missing too, as is the cover from just about every CX I've seen. They should be there, but running without them appears to have no effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Time for a new gearbox mount.... Any 5spd'r mount should be ok.

    As for the flywheel cover... Mines missing too, as is the cover from just about every CX I've seen. They should be there, but running without them appears to have no effect.

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    It's called a cold air flywheel cooling assist system, or CAFCAS for short. It is alleged to add at least 35kw at the rear wheels
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    I think adding ANY power at all to the rear wheels, would be an achievement!
    john s By the way, what does this flywheel cover look like? john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL
    Is there supposed to be one ?? and is this what the gear box mount is supposed to look like or is it stuffed
    Ooooh, that's nasty!!! Time for a new one. I reckon I might have a spare one in a better state than that, want me to look? I just bought a new one for mine.
    Sadly, you may have to get one from europe, but that's the price you pay for wanting a french car!!! john s
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    The cover plate is still present on my car, but it had started to develop fatigue cracks under one of the mounts. I repaired it by soldering a a small reinforcing plate over the area. From the photo it looks like the the cover from any CX would fit.

    The gearbox mount is past it use by date. I bought a new one for my 81 5 speed car from stock in Australia about 2 years ago. I think it cost somewhere around the $100 mark - but I don't remember exactly. Check the other engine mounts as well. The bottom right mount seems to last for years if it doesn't have oil leaking on it. The top 'pork chop' engine mounts need replacing about every 5 years.
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    I had to fit the flywheel cover in order to get a roadworthy.
    I didn't have one, but the guy who did the roadworthy found one "out the back".

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    Hi Lovers of all things CX

    I have had a thought that one of these might eleviate some of the stress on your engine Mounts.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NISSAN-200SX-...QQcmdZViewItem

    This one mounts on from the strut top but I have seen them mounted on the fire wall on an east west motor.

    Just a thought

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    But surely, that's what the pork chop mounting is for??? john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    But surely, that's what the pork chop mounting is for??? john s

    I'm not familiar with the pork chop mount but if they only last 5 years maybe they could bo with some extra support.

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    It's a heavy aluminium mounting, shaped like a pork chop on a series 2 car, or a dog bone on a series 1, it goes between the rear of the engine, and the sub-frame. It stops the engine rocking to and fro.
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    I thought you would appreciate this pic of a new mount, as it still has the part number on it. and my car must be one of the few, as it still has its flywheel cover!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    I thought you would appreciate this pic of a new mount, as it still has the part number on it. and my car must be one of the few, as it still has its flywheel cover!!!!!
    mmmmm, porkchops.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    mmmmm, porkchops.....

    (thanks to H Simpson)
    Dude, that ISN'T a pork chop!!! john s
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    I was thinking "Look at the rust on that flywheel cover !!"

    Hey Smiffy does yours have an undertray to cover the bottom of the motor. Mine doesn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    I was thinking "Look at the rust on that flywheel cover !!"

    Hey Smiffy does yours have an undertray to cover the bottom of the motor. Mine doesn't

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    I didn't know there was a lower engine cover, just the one under the radiator fans.
    We're getting a bench grinder soon, with a wire brush attachment.
    I will clean the flywheel cover off, and underseal it. john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    I didn't know there was a lower engine cover, just the one under the radiator fans.
    We're getting a bench grinder soon, with a wire brush attachment.
    I will clean the flywheel cover off, and underseal it. john s
    I'd just wait till you do the clutch change ... Then you can do all the brackets, heat sheilds, covers etc... Does it ever end You wouldn't believe an Aussie delivered car ... They just don't rust like this. The early CX's out here have bubbles in the bottoms of the doors, and possibly around the windscreens, but rusty stuff under the bonnet is unheard of.

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    Thanks for the pic's smiffy well I think I've found all the rust there is to be found on my new beast fixed most ignored some .The bits on top of the inner front fenders seem the most tedious impossible to weld without scorching the perfect paint job but then again I would never have know if I hadn't kept digging away at that nasty proof coat with my trusty screw driver . Little or no rust in the headlight bases
    Looks like someone has tried to give the beast a bit of a tug with a hook and chain at some time. Maybe a tie down on the voyage from the UK or a straightening exercise i also wonder about the lack of protection under the front of the car inlight of its big overhang and lots of fiddly bits read to be bashed by rocks etc .As I will be using this car on some pretty rough gravel roads i wonder what can be done without upsetting the air flow from radiator and intercooler etc .The sump does'nt look like it could take to much of a thump .I have already taken most of the fins of the 16 v 's sump and its plastic petrol tanks taken a bit of a hammering but everything still works
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    I've never managed to bash the sump on a CX , then again, the Series I CX's had an undertray. The nose further up should really hit first though (there is quite good ground clearance).

    If you think there's a risk, possibly bolting on some sort of bar across the sump might be a good idea

    It certainly sounds like you have acheived a lot. Apparantly the CX's rust inside the rear wheel arches over in the UK too, so that could be a good place to check. However by the sounds of it, the visible rust was fixed in this car when it was painted, it's only the hidden stuff (that you have found) that hasn't been fixed previously.

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