Discover the Types, Functions, and Characteristics of Engine Mounting!

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Engine Mounting

Engine mounting, or motor mounting or engine mounting, is a component in motorized vehicles, especially cars, which connect the vehicle engine to the vehicle chassis or frame. Motor mounting is responsible for stabilizing and aligning the position of the machine so that the device can operate properly and efficiently.

Engine mount materials are generally made of rubber or other elastic materials that can absorb vibrations and shocks well. However, with use and age, the motor mount can wear and tear. It must be replaced if it is no longer functioning properly, to keep the engine running efficiently and the vehicle still being driven comfortably. Find out more in the following TransTRACK article!

Types of Engine Mounting

Engine mounting can be divided into two general types based on the design and technology, namely:

Conventional Engine Mounting

Conventional engine mounting is a type of motor mount commonly used on older cars or vehicles with a simpler design. In a conventional motor mount, the main component consists of two or more metal blocks connected by bolts or screws and covered with a rubber or other elastic material. This elastic material serves as a damper for vibration and shock from the machine.

The downside to conventional motor mounts is that the elastic material wears out and degrades with time and heavy use. This can cause unwanted vibrations and noise in the vehicle.

Modern Engine Mounting

Modern engine mounts are a more sophisticated and more complex type of motor mount. In modern motor mounts, more advanced technologies and materials are used to optimize performance and comfort. Some modern engine mounts use hydraulic or electro-hydraulic systems to more effectively absorb vibration and shock from the engine.

By using more advanced technology, modern motor mounts can provide better vibration damping, reduce noise, and improve ride comfort. In addition, modern engine mounts also have better durability than conventional motor mounts.

The use of modern motor mounts in today’s vehicles helps improve performance, efficiency, and comfort while reducing the negative impact of vibration and engine noise on other vehicle components.

Engine Mounting Function

Engine mounting has several important functions in motorized vehicles, especially cars. The following are the main functions of the motor mount:

Stabilize and withstand the weight of the machine

Engine mounting functions to support and withstand the weight of the vehicle’s engine. With the help of the motor mount, the machine is positioned stably and safely in the engine room.

Dampens vibration

Vehicle engines generate vibrations during operation due to the combustion process and the movement of other engine parts. The motor mount is equipped with an elastic material, such as rubber, which acts as a vibration damper. This helps reduce the transfer of vibrations from the engine to the vehicle chassis and cab, thereby increasing ride comfort.

Absorbs shock

When the vehicle goes through an uneven or pothole road, the motor mount acts as a shock absorber. By absorbing shocks, the motor mount protects the engine from damage and keeps the engine components in the correct position.

Reduce noise

Engine mounting helps reduce the noise generated by the engine while operating. The elastic material on the motor mount absorbs sound and vibration generated by the engine, thereby reducing noise entering the vehicle cabin.

Keeps shaft and transmission in the proper position

Engine mounting helps align shafts and transmission properly. Thus, the transmission system functions properly and reduces the risk of damage to other components due to position mismatch.

Avoid excessive friction

Engine mounting ensures that the engine does not rub against the chassis or other vehicle parts. In this way, the motor mount protects the chassis from damage and extends the life of the engine and other vehicle components.

Overall, the motor mount is a crucial component in the vehicle, because it functions to align, hold and protect the engine, as well as provide comfort for the driver and passengers. It is important to ensure that the motor mount is in good condition for the vehicle to operate optimally and safely. If the motor mount is damaged or worn, it should be replaced immediately to prevent more serious problems with the vehicle.

Damaged Engine Mounting Characteristics

When the motor mount is damaged or has problems, some of the characteristics that generally appear are:

Machine vibration

Damaged or worn engine mounts cannot withstand engine vibrations properly, so engine vibrations can be felt stronger and more pronounced in the vehicle cabin. This excessive vibration can interfere with driving comfort.

The position of the machine tilted or down

If one of the motor mounts is damaged or loose, the engine may shift from its proper position and cause the engine to tilt or fall.

Weird engine sound

A damaged engine mounting can cause abnormal friction or impact between the engine and the vehicle chassis. This can produce strange sounds, such as rattling, creaking, or buzzing from the engine area.

Engine jerks when started

When the engine is started, the damaged motor mount may not be able to withstand the shock of the first engine rotation. As a result, the machine may jerk or move suddenly.

The sound of passing speed bumps

When crossing speed bumps or other road obstacles, a damaged motor mount may cause the engine parts to rub against the vehicle’s chassis, resulting in an abnormal sound.

Fluid around the mounting

Some modern engine mounts use hydraulic systems to improve vibration damping. If the motor mount has a leak, you may see fluid (usually yellow or pink in color) leaking around the motor mount area.

If you suspect a problem with the motor mount based on the above characteristics, immediately have your vehicle checked by a trusted repair shop to identify and fix the problem. A damaged motor mount can cause further damage to the vehicle and reduce vehicle comfort and performance.

With all the important functions in a vehicle, maintaining the performance of the motor mount is something that cannot be ignored. Problems with the engine mount can have a negative impact on the vehicle and the safety of the driver and passengers. Therefore, we need a system that can assist you in carrying out periodic monitoring and maintenance.

This is the time for you to get to know the Vehicle Maintenance System from TransTRACK. This system provides a smart solution for monitoring the health and condition of the motor mount, as well as other important components in your vehicle.

Don’t let engine mounting be the cause of problems in your vehicle. TransTRACK is here to be a reliable partner in monitoring the health of your vehicle. Benefit from advanced technology to maintain the safety, comfort, and performance of your vehicle with the Vehicle Maintenance System from TransTRACK. Come on, improve your driving experience, and ensure seamless mobility with TransTRACK now!


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