I had to pull the engine out on the weekend to investigate a problem with clutch slippage which occurs under hard acceleration. (Topic for another thread!!)
Anyway, after disconnecting all ancillaries and leaving 4 positional bolts in place (2 at bellhousing and one either side of the engine mount) ensuring the car & engine where dead level, I carefully slid the engine back.
Upon clearing the mounts, I noticed that the RH engine mount had delaminated!
These were purchased from Mecaparts around 5 years ago but only running in my R8 for around 6 months.
Done a few events (track day, hill climb and sprint) and around 800km road use only.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
Is the mount dead, or can I glue it back togetherness?
i recall pulling out the 40+ year old ones and they were still intact!
Is there some 'special' technique needed in installing or maintaining, or just poor quality?