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Offline David7

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v6 engine removal
« on: June 05, 2009, 14:44:43 PM »
Hi guys,
right after much deliberating it looks like im gunna take on a big project wich will enclude r building the engine, (and probably welding in a new rear wing) Having not done an engine lift before i wondered if someone would be helpfull enough to tell me the best way to remove the v6 from the engine bay.

Ive seen some who drop the engine but i cant see how you would get the engine clear of the car!  :-\Because i have limited space to work with the only way i can is to lift it out so...

What do i need to disconnect where and how?? before i can lift the engine out?

Many thanks and will be posting a project soon, ;D

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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 14:56:00 PM »
good luck with that mate and its a grate shame i couldnt take it off your hands

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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 15:00:24 PM »
No worries mate....S#it Happens!!! :(

Didnt really wat to let her go to be honest :-\
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 16:58:50 PM »
First you need to decide which way it's coming out.

Out the top:
Pros:
Less working under the car
No need to remove subframe

Cons:
More fiddly
Less room
Potential damage to inner wing/slam panel/battery tray/ ABS box

Out the bottom:
Pros:
Less damage to inner wing/slam panel
Much more room
Less fiddly work to be done

Cons:
You need height above the car, and a strong engine crane
NURBURGRING CHALLENGE :-D

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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 18:47:55 PM »
out the top...
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 01:48:17 AM »
out the top...

Undo

Rad hoses
Heater matrix hoses
Clutch cable
Throttle cable
Gear linkage
3x mounts
Wiring loom
Pull the shafts out the gearbox
And probably lots more I can't think of now I'm tired
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 12:11:48 PM »
I took a v six out the top it is fiddly mate! Way easier from the bottom!
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009, 08:19:19 AM »
Thanks guys, I would drop it if i could but i cant see me being able to slide (pull) the engine from under the car as i doubt i wll have the clearence eg. car not high enough so the only way is up...

What makes it so fiddly from the top mate?
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009, 08:27:01 AM »

The mount attaching the underside but I removed them completly then you got the air con pipes and the gearbox. I lifted the engine by the drivers side so it tilted allowing the gearbox to come out under the abs and battery tray. I never moved the hoist back I took the handbrake off and rolled the car back!
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Re: v6 engine removal
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009, 18:54:21 PM »
nice one, thanks... didnt think to roll car back, that's gunna help. ;) I heard about the battery tray being a pain and needing to angle the engine. Shouldnt be a problem....
How easy is it to disconnect the drive shaft though? whats the best method? ???
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