Why do you need Engine Mountings?
An engine is the powerhouse of automobiles. A
car won't budge a single inch from the place where it is stationed unless it
is powered by an engine. The car, devoid of engine, would seem like a shiny
box like mass of metal sheet. Needless to say that the vehicle engine is the
most significant component of a car or any other vehicle. Similarly the role
of the engine mounts is very important. Suppose there were no engine
mountings in your car and you put on the ignition, pull back the gear lever
and press acceleration pedal, then you will only meet a fatal accident
because the engine will rip through the bonnet of your car. This is where
the need of the engine mountings arises for your vehicle.
What are Engine Mountings?
Engine mountings are also called engine mounts
that generally comprise two steel plates. These steel plates can easily
absorb magnificent vibration of the vehicle produced which is increase in
acceleration. A strong bolt firmly holds the pates together with the engine.
One end of the bolt is tightly sealed in the engine body while the other end
passes through chassis into the 2nd plate, which is held in place with a
lock nut. There is a thick rubber cushion (known as bushing) in between the
two steel plates. It absorbs all the vibrations from the engine. Engine
mountings are used in automobile industry, and also find application in
power generators, flour mills, etc.