A question about removing the engine from a car

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A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Moering Tool » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 14:52

Hi guys,

Which do you recommend:

1) Removing the engine + gearbox as an assembly, or
2) Unbolting the gearbox from the block and only lifting out the engine.

I'm after the method with the least amount of pain and suffering.

Thanks!
Riaan

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Moering Tool » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 15:00

This will also work :lol:


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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Moering Tool » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 17:59

Anybawdy?

Am I asking a dumb question?

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by colin davids » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 18:21

I have always preferred pulling engine and gearbox together.Less chance of damaging pressure plate when refitting and also less swearing when said clutch is not aligned perfectly.There's just less stress this way.Also,on some cars eg. sierra xr8 it is virtually impossible to pull the engine without the gearbox.If you don't have a proper hoist and are using the chain block/garage beam method be sure to support it with an adjustable prop.That v8 engine and box can bring the roof down!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by ROBBINATOR » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 18:31

Moering Tool wrote:Hi guys,

Which do you recommend:

1) Removing the engine + gearbox as an assembly, or
2) Unbolting the gearbox from the block and only lifting out the engine.

I'm after the method with the least amount of pain and suffering.

Thanks!
Riaan

Just my opinion Riaan......and I am not sure if you have posted it somewhere here before (I am too lazy to look :oops: ) but maybe you should mention what type of car you talking about bud.......is this gonna be a complete resto where the box needs to come out too or is it just for major engine maintenance??

If it's just major engine maintenance you are doing and you have ginormous amounts of real estate in your engine bay allowing you to access every conceivable bolt/nut with relative eaze then I would probably just separate the 2.

If you are doing a complete resto or you are just wanting to remove the entire drivetrain for whatever reason then I guess taking them out in tandem would be the way to go.....

Now when it comes to conversion stuff and space/access is limited then we just opt for the tandem route :)

Just my o.o2£ of worthless opinion.

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Moering Tool » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 19:14

Thanks guys. The car is a 280zx with slushbox. The 2.8 six and box will come out and stay out 8)

I am going to do a full stripdown and restomod.

I am not familiar with auto setups at all and as I understand it, the torque pumpkin is fixed to the engine side. So I don't want to damage it by splitting the box and banging the pumpkin. But I will likely be doing it on my ace so I want the easiest way out.

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Johann65 » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 21:00

Nice to do it on your own :D Just take your time. Also make sure of the strength of the roof trusses :?
I dropped a 4.1 and box due to weak holding brackets :cry: :cry:
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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by flouwford » Fri 22 Nov 2013, 08:10

Johann65 wrote:Nice to do it on your own :D Just take your time. Also make sure of the strength of the roof trusses :?
I dropped a 4.1 and box due to weak holding brackets :cry: :cry:
2010_0213700R0012.jpg
see the new fuel efficient 2 stroke motor is also ready to go in :lol: :lol:

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Moering Tool » Fri 22 Nov 2013, 08:17

I don't truss the trusses in my graatsh at all. I am gonna build a strong frame that is going to bolt to my garage walls. It needs to be able to support the weight of the entire bodyshell in safety.

Nevertheless, I will organise a engine crane to do the swapping.

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Re: A question about removing the engine from a car

Post by Johann65 » Fri 22 Nov 2013, 09:24

flouwford wrote:
Johann65 wrote:Nice to do it on your own :D Just take your time. Also make sure of the strength of the roof trusses :?
I dropped a 4.1 and box due to weak holding brackets :cry: :cry:
2010_0213700R0012.jpg
see the new fuel efficient 2 stroke motor is also ready to go in :lol: :lol:
Perfect swop! :lol: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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