Though I would have a go at one of the engine mounts last night. I didn’t really expect to get it done in a night but at least if I made a start now it would be less to do at the weekend and more time driving the car hopefully.
One hour later it was done! I was gob smacked.
Simply jacked the car up, put a stand under the rear suspension arm. Then removed the wheel and the rear arch shield. Undid the two bolts top and bottom of the mount. Undid the 3 bolts holding the mount bracket to the gearbox and out it came.
New one back in, reverse of above and job done.
The near side mount is well knackered and needed changing. I haven’t tested the car yet to see if the rattle has gone but either way I’m glad that mount is replaced.
The new mounts turned up next day from Autovaux, really good service and a good product, so they are highly recommended.