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MustangRdr68
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posted 04-14-2002 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey whats up, im just wonderin how hard it is to pull an ebgine. And is there any risk in taking it out?

Thx Mike

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mustangs68
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posted 04-14-2002 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well it a lot easier than pushing one

Ok, use a good engine lift,rent one if need, don't try to jerry rig a hoist,be sure all your electrical/cooling ect connections to the engine are disconnected..just be safe and don't drop the engine on your foot or smash your hand.
They come out easier than going back in for some reason

sam

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MustangRdr68
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posted 04-14-2002 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
Well it a lot easier than pushing one



Good one sam ! I get it! . Anyways thx for the info.

See ya
Mike

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 04-14-2002 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MustangRdr68:
....... And is there any risk in taking it out?

Thx Mike


You might need to use the car while the engine is out.

Be sure and label wires and hoses. Draw diagrams on how things are connected. It's funny, but between the time you take the motor out and put it back in, everything under the hood will re-design itself, and you'll see two different ways to put it back together.

Tracy

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MustangRdr68
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posted 04-14-2002 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thx Tracy

Mike

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Snake
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posted 04-14-2002 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake   Click Here to Email Snake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you take the transmission out with the engine you save a lot of time and busted knuckles.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-14-2002 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find the hardest part of pulling an engine is to not spend a big pile of money on it while it's out.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 04-16-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I pulled the boss out it came out pretty easy . I would get a engine leveler as well next time . Have a engine stand ready too.!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-16-2002 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I find the hardest part of pulling an engine is to not spend a big pile of money on it while it's out.


That is SO painfully true

Tracy hit on a great point with labeling everything... it sure helps when it all goes back together. I've used masking tape on both ends of a connector and labeled them with the same number or letter... that way you can't screw it up.

Wayne's tip about the engine stand will also save you from having to drag that thing around on it's oil pan, not to mention far easier to work on being waist-high

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