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Side Gearbox/Engine Mount Fitting – Astra G/H and Zafira A/B

Astra G/H 2.0 Petrol Turbo, Astra H 1.9 CDTi, Zafira A/B 2.0 Petrol Turbo and Zafira B 1.9 CDTi have a gearbox side mount that is rubber and prone to failure.

Courtenay Sport approached Powerflex to devise a solution to not only improve the original factory mount, but also give it some additional support and to help reinforce it. In some cases where the original factory mount is not too badly damaged or split, the polyurethane insert can be used to ‘save’ the failing factory mount and prevent further deterioration.

Two specifications of material are available for this mount: Yellow for road use (Shore Hardness 70) and Black (Shore Hardness 95) more aimed at trackday/competition use as it is much stiffer.

OE Factory Engine Mount and Yellow Poly Insert

OE Factory Engine Mount and Yellow Poly Insert

OE Factory Engine Mount and Black Poly Insert

OE Factory Engine Mount and Black Poly Insert

We recently fitted a yellow mount insert to an Astra H VXR which had covered just over 46,000 miles and the factory mount was already showing signs of weakening due to splitting which if left would ultimately deteriorate fully and  fail completely.

Once fitted there was no noticeable increase in NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) into the vehicle. The vehicle used also had an uprated front engine mount insert fitted. Additionally it was noted that the gearchange had improved and became smoother due to the reduction in gearbox movement at gearchange, due to the uprated gearbox mount insert.

On vehicles with a full set of uprated engine mounts, some minor change in NVH may be experienced by fitting this additional mount.

Here is a brief fitting guide: Read more

Gearbox Side Engine Mount Poly Insert – Astra G Zafira A Z20LET 2.0 Turbo

The gearbox side engine mount (left had side mount) on Astra G/Zafira A 2.0 Turbo models is prone to failure caused by splitting, especially given the age of some of the rubber mounts. This polyurethane insert compliments our other uprated engine mounts and polyurethane inserts, and simply sleeves over the exiting factory OE side engine mount.

Inserts are an effective way of reducing engine movement, aiding power delivery and reducing damage to exhaust downpipes and other hoses and improving handling with less engine movement to unsettle a car during braking and cornering.

Additionally for fast road and trackday use the ability to strengthen this factory mount will reduce its movement.

The gearbox insert fits Astra G 2.0 petrol turbo engines (Z20LET)and Zafira A 2.0 Petrol Turbo (Z20LET) with the F23 gearbox

This mount is available in Yellow Material with a shore hardness of 70 for fast road use and light track use and in the new Black Material with a shore hardness of 95 (recommended only for race and dedicated trackday use)

Priced at £27.54 (Yellow – Shown Below)
and £30.30 (Black Series)

Poly Gearbox/Side Engine Mount Insert

Poly Gearbox/Side Engine Mount Insert

Poly Gearbox/Side Mount – Astra H/Zafira 2.0T, VXR and CDTi

We identified a weakness in the gearbox mount (left had side mount) on Astra H VXR and CDTi models, whereby these are prone to failure caused by splitting. Additionally for fast road and trackday use the ability to strengthen this factory mount will reduce its movement.

With Powerflex we have now produced an insert which compliments other uprated engine mounts and polyurethane inserts.

Inserts are an effective way of reducing engine movement, aiding power delivery and reducing damage to exhaust downpipes and other hoses and improving handling with less engine movement to unsettle a car during braking and cornering.

The gearbox insert fits Astra H 2.0 petrol turbo engines (Z20LEL, Z20LER), Astra H VXR (Z20LEH), Astra H 1.9 CDTi Models (Z19DTx) and Zafira B 2.0 Petrol Turbo (Z20LER), VXR (Z20LEH) and 1.9 CDTi (Z19DTx).

This mount is available in Yellow Material with a shore hardness of 70 for fast road use and light track use and in the new Black Material with a shore hardness of 95 (recommended only for race and dedicated trackday use)

Priced at £27.54 £24.00 (Yellow – Shown Below)
and £30.30 £27.00 (Black Series)

Poly Gearbox/Side Engine Mount Insert

Poly Gearbox/Side Engine Mount Insert

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