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Pulling the motor, physically?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by jeremiahm, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. jeremiahm

    jeremiahm New Member

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    Is there a hook/bracket available to bolt on for an engine hoist? Or do you just wrap some chains around it "hillbilly style?"

    Does anyone have an order of operations for pulling a motor? Which engine brackets do you do first, what do you take off first, things like those?

    The cars I'm swapping between are a 98 civic and a 95 civic.
     
  2. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    I take everything off except for the mounts. I then attach the hoist to a bolt on the right side of the intake, and the left furthest of the exhaust. Drivers side mount and t-bracket first, then the drivers side tranny mount last. the engine will tilt towards the transmission side and avoid contact with the car this way.
     
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    yup, hand-tight the chain to a bolt back in the block. try to attach to the root of the weight, not an appendage (like the intake mani, or altnator, etc) so as to reduce stresses.
     
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    thanks.

    How heavy is the motor, roughly? I'm sure it's not as heavy as a small block chevy, right?
     
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    Weight should be right around 200 to 250lbs with engine and trans if I remember correctly.
     
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    Should I pull the motor and the transmission together? Is that easier? Or do I leave the transmission in the car?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    together.. once the axles are unattached it'll lift right out
     
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    D's are about 250 without the tranny. and thats about 75.
     
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