Engine swap

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  1. Paul Schenck

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    Share you email address and I can share My Evernote Notebook on the project with you


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    This is how I lowers the engine


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    Question and curious ….
    So you lowered then removed from undercarriage/underbody ……?? and did you also remove steer rack and under cross trans mount
     
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    The basic instruction came from the Hains manual. I liked it because I found out I didn’t need to Mess with the a/c, just take out the radiator and unbolt the compressor and tie it up out of the way. Yes, you do take out the four bolts and lower the steering rack being sure to tie of the steering wheel and mark the steering knuckle, putting this back in place with my daughters help was easy, doing it myself controlling the hydraulic jack on the garage floor from the drivers side it took an hour of doing it wrong before I got it right.


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    Here you can see how I set the engine on plywood and then a few hangers or welding rods and it rolls out under the drivers wheel well
    Oh the wood wedges to keep it from falling over and smashing the lip pan was brilliant.

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    Really Mendel the way the engine mounts are made the engine is easiest to drop out of the Pri


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    thanks …. I will read my copy of Haynes.... thanks again
     
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    thank you Paul for the pictures and notes (I didn't know how to reply to the email).

    Seems like quite a bit of work I am surprised you were able to drop it so quickly on the 2nd time. I wonder if one could split the engine from the transaxle on the car and avoid having to drain the transmission fluid and disconnect all those lines and hi voltage harness?
     
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    As someone who has done it both ways I can assure you dropping the unit down is both safer and quicker.
     
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