JCB Engine Mounts

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JCB Engine Mounts

Post #1 by sparkapuss » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:12 am

I have a JCB 8014 2005 model with a very low 600 hours on the clock, some time back I noticed a red sticky gunge which appeared to be some sort of fluid leak but further investigation proved it to be somehow caused by disintegrated engine mounts. So JCB wanted £58 + VAT each mount, Poland source gave me 3 for about 45€ delivered, then the fun starts. After removing the battery, first one was reasonably straightforward, second at the front of the machine was manageable after working out how to tilt the cab, but the third one, which sits behind the fuel tank is visible but not so simple to access with spanners etc. Has anyone got any experience of doing this job as I believe the fuel tank will have to be removed before access is possible. I sent of for a "workshop manual" advertised on EBay UK which turned out to be a service handbook ripped on to a CDR but I can't see anywhere I can get an actual manual of how to perform the job. Any pointers greatly appreciated.


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Re: JCB Engine Mounts

Post #2 by essexpete » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:56 pm

A good question which I await with anticipation! I have a slightly later 8018 with dodgy mounts that allow the plastic fan to catch the rad cowl occasionally. Should have sorted sooner as I have now busted the flex exhaust pipe. I have put off the job as it looks a PITA. Never any problem with old Peljob or Yanmar.


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Re: JCB Engine Mounts

Post #3 by sparkapuss » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:14 pm

I didn't appreciate when replacing the two mounts I have already done that by placing a trolley jack and a bit of wood under the sump, to lift the engine up, so as the new mounts would slip in, that I was buggering the very same flexi pipe on the exhaust. Bearing in mind the fact that I had already had a couple of spares price quotes from JCB dealers in the UK, I got a proprietary supposedly flexi stainless steel pipe from a dealer in Essex, cost £32, absolutely useless, lasted all of 2 hours, then it sounded like a formula 1 car. Anyway flexi from JCB is £38 so once I can fathom out the sequence of dealing with the last mount I will get the proper one. This all came about after I had cleared some trees from a field and put the digger away in the barn, when I came to use it a couple of weeks later, no oil or water in it, buzzers and lights flashing everywhere, looked underneath and eventually found that the sump had dropped down so far it had rubbed on the metal sump guard and worn a very small crack in itself. New sump from JCB about £180, tin of plastic padding, liquid metal, £12, but repair from inside the sump


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