BEW motor mount bracket helicoil size

Dimitri16V

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Jan 30, 2005
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DE
TDI
01 Golf, 04 Golf
finally , after multiple uses the aluminum bracket gave up its threads
is it advisable to helicoil it ? what size is needed ?
 

Tdijarhead

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Nov 10, 2013
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Lawrenceville PA
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2003 TDI Jetta Daughters Car, 2001 TDI Beetle, Daughters car, 2005 Golf TDI Mine, all 5 spds
I've never used either, I have read on this forum that some say the threads are better than the original. I would just replace the motor mount piece.

Sounds like someone did a timing belt job this weekend. :) I'm planning on doing my BEW tomorrow.
 

Dimitri16V

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DE
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01 Golf, 04 Golf
shot motor mount , vibrating the car excessively

will try NAPA tomorrow if they have any Timeserts
 

Dimitri16V

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Jan 30, 2005
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DE
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01 Golf, 04 Golf
NAPA wants $83 for the heli coil kit that does not even include the drill bit
Ordered a time sert kit from eBay

What a stupid design by VW
 

RT1

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Apr 14, 2006
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Central New Jersey
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2005 Golf 1.9 TDI w/tiptronic 09A
It's my guess it's a weak bracket hanger by design. They probably want the engine to break away and fall down in the event of a front collision instead of ending up in the front seats.
 

Dimitri16V

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Jan 30, 2005
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DE
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01 Golf, 04 Golf
The M12 kit is worth buying if you have 2 TDIs . Tranny mounts may need it too
 

Dannyboy

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May 25, 2013
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Mb
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2014
Didn't realize you could get individual kits. I'm used to them coming in sets M5-M16 metric, UNF and UNC kits. Might have a look.

Did your set come with the taps, countersunk bit and insert bit?
 

Dannyboy

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May 25, 2013
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Mb
TDI
2014
Sorry I've just searched online and found the individual sets.

WOW no wonder my parts storeman used to winge about us breaking the bits and losing parts of the set.
They're nearly $500 a set!
 

Dimitri16V

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Jan 30, 2005
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DE
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01 Golf, 04 Golf
It comes with every thing you need . I did get the longer inserts for 10 bucks extra
 
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