Damond Motorsports Focus ST Passenger Motor Mount Install Guide
Posted on August 01 2016
Looking to plant power to the ground, reduce drivetrain slop, drastically lessen wheel hop, all while adding minimal NVH? Look no further, Damond Motorsports has the answer in the DM PMM for the Focus ST. Here is our install guide.
By installing this Product, you understand that:
The buyer/user assumes all risk as to quality, performance and use of these products and agrees to hold DD2, Inc. DBA Damond Motorsports (“DM”) and its representatives not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage; including any and all incidental or consequential damages arising from the sale, installation, or use of our products.
Many parts are intended for “OFF ROAD ” and “RACING” applications only. It is suggested that State and Federal emission regulation be checked, to see whether or not this product complies with those laws. Read through the instruction guide thoroughly, before attempting this install. Do not install any components while the engine is running or shortly after the car has been running. Give the car some time to cool down. Failure to install this product correctly, or failure to remove/reinstall existing components correctly, could result in poor running conditions, or even component and engine failure, which the sole user of this product is responsible for. The install instructions are intended to guide you on how to install this product properly. Only an experienced mechanic should perform this install. In addition, DM, and its representatives reserve the right to modify and or discontinue parts without notice. If you the user/buyer of this product do not agree with the above, contact DM immediately, to discuss a possible return of our product for a full refund minus shipping costs, and other fees.
Tools Needed: Note, the hardware included has changed as of 6/20/17
Safe means of lifting and supporting the vehicle: jack and jack stands, wheel ramps, or lift.
1/2" or 3/8" Socket wrench or breaker bar
18mm deep socket
15mm socket x 2
18mm open end wrench
E10 Inverted Torx socket
6mm Allen key or socket
Components supplied should include:
1x PMM base
1x PMM bushing carrier
1x PMM top
1 x 16mm bolt
1x 18mm locknut
2x 15mm bolts
2x 15mm locknuts
3x 6mm Allen timing cover studs
(CAUTION: allow the vehicle to cool down fully before attempting any work)
Begin with assembling the Damond Motorsports PMM.
Assemble the bushing carrier into the base of the mount. The DM logo on the bushing carrier should be facing the front open portion of the base as shown. There is a little lip on the bushing carrier as well that sticks out on one side, make sure this lip is on the same side as the back of the base as shown.
Take the supplied 15mm bolts and nuts, and assemble the base to the carrier; LEAVE THE BOLTS/NUTS SLIGHTLY LOOSE
Assemble the PMM top to the bushing carrier, with the 16mm bolt, and 18mm nut. Tighten to 60lbs/ft. NOTE: This spec can be tightened with the mount on the engine or by placing the mount in a vice with a rag to prevent scratching the coating.
Support the vehicle in the air, and then remove the undertray(if the undertray is not equipped, you may not need to lift the vehicle).
Place a jack underneath the oil pan, with a soft material such as rubber or wood, as to not damage the pan, and apply enough lifting pressure to support the engine.
Locate the factory PMM assembly, connecting the engine’s timing cover to the frame rail, underneath the coolant reservoir.
Begin by removing the components covering the factory mount.
Remove the engine cover by pulling straight upwards.
Remove the coolant reservoir by pulling upward on the reservoir. Unsecure the side tab first by pulling and wiggling upward, then the rear tab. Place the reservoir over the front area of the engine bay out of the way of the PMM.
With the reservoirs out of the way, you can now access and remove the factory PMM.
Remove the 3x 18mm nuts securing the PMM to the engine. Note: the studs may come up with the nuts. Shown in green. CATION: The engine may shift slightly during this step.
Next remove the 2X 15mm bolts securing the PMM to the frame rail. Shown in orange.
Remove the factory PMM from the vehicle.
Remove the factory timing cover studs with an E10 inverted torx socket if still secured. If the studs and nuts came out together when removing the mount, remove the nuts from the studs, as the nuts will be re-used.
Thread in the new supplied Allen studs FINGER TIGHT, DO NOT TIGHTEN IN WITH FORCE, the back most two will bottom out, the front most one, tighten so that 1 1/8" is protruding from the timing cover.
Install the Damond Motorsports mount in the car. Make sure the bolt holes all align before tightening any bolts/nuts. The jack supporting the engine may need to be raised or lowered slightly, try to position it so that the engine is slightly lower than with the mount in place. Begin with the 2 frame rail bolts and tighten to 60ft/lbs.
Next tighten the 2 back most timing cover nuts to 60ft/lbs(this may raise the engine into place). Then the front most bolt, tighten by using a 18mm wrench and 6mm Allen key or socket, to prevent the stud threading further. Once the nut is fairly tight, remove the Allen key or socket and tighten to 60ft/lbs.
Lower and remove the jack from under the vehicle.
Now with the mount resting in place, tighten the 15mm bolts and nuts securing the bushing carrier to the base of the mount to 40ft/lbs, by using a torque wrench on one end and socket wrench on the other end.
Re-install the coolant reservoir and engine cover, and lower the vehicle if raised.
Congrats! You have finished the DM PMM install. We hope you enjoy all our mount has to offer. Note: there may be added NVH with the DM mount. We recommend checking the torque of all bolts/nuts again after 500 miles.