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engine removal help

PostPost by: elanplus2s130 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:54 pm

Of course, the project is progressing much slower than expected but I
am finally ready to pull the engine out of my '70 Plus 2. I have never
done this before so I am looking for some basic guidence. Here what I
have done so far - removed everything that needs to be removed except:
1. the clutch slave cylinder. Somehow, it's just fused to the clutch
housing. The circlip is off but it won't budge nor rotate. Even the
air hammer and chisel won't budge it. So I figure, since I am pulling
the engine only (leaving the transmission in place), I really don't
need to remove the clutch slave cylinder at this time. Is that correct
2. haven't separated the engine from the transmission since I assume I
need to support the engine before I do that.

Can I remove the engine on my own or do I need an assistant?

I have a cherry picker and a load balancer. I am wondering where to
screw the load balancer into the engine to attach it. I have heard of
people hanging a sling off the load balancer; is that a better way to go?
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PostPost by: Guest » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:17 pm

prasanthajayakody

I have always found it easier to remove the engine and gearbox as a
unit, do whatever work is required and replace it as a unit especially
if you have to do some work on the gearbox/clutch. It is much easier to
line up the gearbox and engine (spigot bearing) out of the car before
you put it back in. I have always slung the engine from the engine
mounts and under the rear of the sump with someone to help with
supporting the gearbox.

Others will probably disagree.

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Of course, the project is progressing much slower than expected but I
am finally ready to pull the engine out of my '70 Plus 2. I have never
done this before so I am looking for some basic guidence. Here what I
have done so far - removed everything that needs to be removed except:
1. the clutch slave cylinder. Somehow, it's just fused to the clutch
housing. The circlip is off but it won't budge nor rotate. Even the
air hammer and chisel won't budge it. So I figure, since I am pulling
the engine only (leaving the transmission in place), I really don't
need to remove the clutch slave cylinder at this time. Is that correct
2. haven't separated the engine from the transmission since I assume I
need to support the engine before I do that.

Can I remove the engine on my own or do I need an assistant?

I have a cherry picker and a load balancer. I am wondering where to
screw the load balancer into the engine to attach it. I have heard of
people hanging a sling off the load balancer; is that a better way to
go?
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:45 pm

You can remove it by yourself, I have, and with the transmission. But it's
good to have someone just for safety sake. If for no other reason than
someone with clean hands to do the bbq and fetch an occaisional cool one.

Fred

On Tuesday 01 August 2006 5:48 pm, prasanthajayakody wrote:

Can I remove the engine on my own or do I need an assistant?


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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:03 am

On the other hand, have a helper when reinstalling!



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You can remove it by yourself, I have, and with the transmission. But it's
good to have someone just for safety sake. If for no other reason than
someone with clean hands to do the bbq and fetch an occaisional cool one.

Fred

On Tuesday 01 August 2006 5:48 pm, prasanthajayakody wrote:

Can I remove the engine on my own or do I need an assistant?


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