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Taking out an engine

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by auggiereg, Jul 4, 2003.

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  1. auggiereg

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    I was wondering how hard it would be to remove an engine from a crx. About how much do you think the motor weighs? Do you think that two or three pretty strong guys could pick it up and load it onto a truck? By the way, the engine is a D16.
     
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    Why take the risk of picking the motor out by hand and dropping it on your cars body and damaging it or even worse, dropping it on somebody. Go to an equipment rental store and rent a cherry picker. They only cost about $25 a day. Taking the engine out is the easy part of any swap but be practical about it and most of all BE SAFE!!!!
     
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    IF you choose not to be safe the removal part is pretty easy. 2 of us pick them up and put them in pickup trucks sometimes. If it's to heavy you can remove the tranny seperately. The cherry picker is the safe right idea though.
     
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    are you preparing to swap in a new motor? If you don't have access to a cherry picker you can always have your friends help slowly drop it from the bottom, while the car is on jack stands and then when theres enough clearence between the dropped motor and the front bumper, slide it out. Just don't forget to disconnect all hoses and harnesses, take out axles and disconnect the shift linkage before you begin to drop the motor or lift it out with a cherry picker.
     
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    Wow. New record? This is NINE months old. I'd hope that he's taken the engine out by now....

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    Bringing dead threads back for the sake of adding zero value comments is a bad thing. Please refrain from doing so in the future.

    Thread locked to prevent further post whoring.

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