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Replacing Yanmar Motor Mounts - anyone with 3rd party success?

Greetings! I need to buy a shiny set of new motor mounts for my Yanmar 4JH2E. There seem to be quite a few 3rd party manufactured mounts that cost a significant amount less than the Yanmar mounts. The ones I keep finding when searching are these from Torresen Marine:

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They cost almost $100 less PER MOUNT than the Yanmar mounts. Has anyone tried these or another 3rd party mount with success? After doing some searching, I've gotten a bit worried about using a 3rd party mount. Examples of why I'm worried:


I'd love to go with a 3rd party due to cost and convenience. Even if I wanted to buy the Yanmars, I'd have to find a local supplier due to Yanmar's idiotic regional policy. Unless, that is, anyone knows of a online Yanmar part retailer that can ship to Florida. I'd love to buy my replacement parts from Torresen since they have one of the best websites with Yanmar parts, but they can't ship to Florida. Seems I need to throw away all of this great online technology and talk to Billy Bob at some shop 50 miles away to get parts. Yanmar is ridiculous..../rant
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Re: Replacing Yanmar Motor Mounts - anyone with 3rd party success?

Mine is a non-success story. Not that the third-party mounts didn't work, but these particular ones transmitted way too much noise, especially at idle, compared to the Yanmars. Could be a whole different deal with a 4 cyl like yours vs. my 2, which does a good little dance at idle.
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