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Adam-D
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   7th Mar 04 at 16:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

any helpfull tips please

im removing my engine tomorow
to fit a newer, better, faster, engine


ooo am nervous





[Edited on 11-03-2004 by Adam-D]

[Edited on 31-03-2004 by Adam-D]
Mattb
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7th Mar 04 at 16:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

engine crane

you got the ecu i sent??
Adam-D
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7th Mar 04 at 16:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep cheers mate
picking crane up tomorow morning
Adam-D
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7th Mar 04 at 20:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

stuff i want to be done tomorow

pick up engine crane
get engine trolley made
bonnet off batterey off
batt tray off
water drained and header tank off
ecu out and wiring loom into the engine bay
and maybee exhaust manifold off


[Edited on 07-03-2004 by Adam-D]
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7th Mar 04 at 20:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have a decent spanner ready





pew pew pew pewwwww
Adam-D
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7th Mar 04 at 20:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have broken almost every rachet in the house
but i bought a real decent breaker bar yester day so ill be ok now
Adam-D
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7th Mar 04 at 20:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh aye am gonna try and take pictures as i go
PaulW
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7th Mar 04 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ad I never used a crane, i lifted the front of the car to remove the engine & gearbox from underneath

put car up on axle-stands, not wheel ramps

put car in 5th gear & get someone to apply the brakes... slacken off the hub nuts on both wheels so there easy to get off later on.

remove the heater, all pipes, drain oil, all the usuals really! disconnect all wiring & just hang it all over the sides...

strip down the top end of the engine (head, inlet & outlet manifolds, etc...) so there is just the block & gearbox in car. (disconnecting the fuellines from the throttle-housing is easy, just give em a good pull & it will come off, but it will squirt a lil petrol aswell, so NO SMOKING!!)

drain the gearbox oil (just remove the diff-plate cover thingy, eight bolts i think)

if your using a crane, then attach it to engine to take weight, undo the upper & lower ball-joints on both sides, disconnect the hubs from the steering rack, undo the drive-shaft bolts & pull the whole strut towards you so the shafts fall out.

pull the driveshafts from the gearbox.

with engine supported, undo the rear engine mount (gearbox to bodywork one), i found it easiest to undo the mount from the car itself instead of fannying around with the bolts on the gearbox.

make sure engine is properly supported again, may be a good idea to chuck some breeze-blocks under the engine incase the crane slips...

remove the passenger-side mount first, then the drivers second, making sure engine is supported equaly at all times.

disconnect the gearbox-to-gear-shift lever bitty at back of engine, and just cut the old heater pipes which connect to the hcore (they will be shagged anyways!)

double check make sure everything is dosconnected & then lift it out!

problem i had was removin ball-joints, didnt have a splitter, so just cut em off with a grinder!

[Edited on 07-03-2004 by PaulW]
PaulW
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7th Mar 04 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'm guessing you've already seen the pics of when i was removing my engine
PaulW
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7th Mar 04 at 21:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh and if your lifting the engine, you may be ok to leave the cylinder head on , so just remove the inlet & outlet manifolds!

Dropping the engine & draging from underneath you WILL need to strip the top down fully!

[Edited on 07-03-2004 by PaulW]
Adam-D
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7th Mar 04 at 21:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

upper and lower balljoints?
lower is @ the bottom "the ones that snap"
and the upper? them the steering rack ones?
PaulW
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7th Mar 04 at 22:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yup, but there all balljoints! was a lower one i attacked with grinder meheheheee

I just u2u'd u cos didnt know if ya had looked here hehehehe!

but it really is pish easy rippin the old engine out
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 09:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good stuff
cheers m8
istart today
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 12:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

starting in a minite
wish me luck
jr
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8th Mar 04 at 12:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the engine mount you asked about is black by the way
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 13:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

raaarrrrr very much apreciated jr
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 16:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

day 1
battery +tray out
ecu out and loom withdrawn into the bay
alternator off starter disconected
header tank off and water drained
accel +clutch cable disconected
airbox off

couldnt get to the speedo cable so ill do that tomorow--i think ill have the engine out tomorow
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh and the heater pipe wouldnt come off
so there getting hacksawed tomorow
PaulW
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8th Mar 04 at 17:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ad, just cut it with a stanley going from edge in, then peel it off, much easier

is the new engine electronic speedo?? cable shouldnt be too hard, you need to remove the grommet from the bulkhead & it will just pull out!
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 17:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

both engines are cable speedo
and the exhaust flaexi joint bolts didnt want to budge
PaulW
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8th Mar 04 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wd40 & a good whack from a hammer will do the job

or if you goit access to a blow-torch, heat it up a bit & give it a smack!

no need to remove the speedo-cable then surely if both are cable driven
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i need to disconnect from the gear box thou
linkage is in the way
thats coming off tomorow
PaulW
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8th Mar 04 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ahhh reet, it can be a bitch to undo, just use a set of moleys on it, should come off then, the outer-plastic-thingy is all which holds it in, but can be stubborn



nasty cnuts they are!!
Adam-D
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8th Mar 04 at 17:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

once the linkage is out the way itll come off i have a gripped pliers to get it off just the linkage is in the way

i hope i get the engine out by end of tomorow
PaulW
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hope ya gettin pics of it all!! would be interested to see how ya lift it out!

I'm still gona end up dropping the car on the engine when I fit the new one instead of dropping the engin in the car, just think its easier cos of the 'box n all, but spose could just be me!

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