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barrachops

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8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« on: May 10, 2009, 18:10:06 PM »
Maybe not the most profesional of jobs but here is my short guide to removing an 8v engine and gearbox

May help someone  :)


Firstly jack the front of the car up and remove the wheels



Next pull out the split pin on the castle bolt and remove the bolt (both sides) you will need a deep 30mm socket for this




Next remove the nut from the bottom ball joint and from the track rod end (both sides) 18mm spanner





Once removed get your ball joint splitter and split the bottom ball joint and track rod end ball joint (both sides)














Now pull the hub forward to release the driveshaft (both sides)





Now you need to disconect all the wires pipes and cables under the bonnet there is no need to cut anything, you need to disconect everything that connects the engine and box to the car remember to drain the power steering fluid before disconecting the pipes





You will need to disconect the wiring loom from the ecu which is located under the drivers footwell to the right hand side





Then feed it out through the gromit in the bulk head




Next disconect the manifold 13mm nuts





Now drain the gearbox oil and split the drivers side driveshaft at its joint




And remove the bracket that holds it in place 15mm bolts

Then remove the driveshaft on the n/s from the gearbox this can be done easily with a flat ended bar

The easiest way out is to drop the engine out from bellow so you will need to get the car high in the air and attach a hoist to the engine so that you can remove the subframe



Once the engine is secure you can remove the engine mounting bolts 2 15mm o/s 2 15mm n/s and 2 17mm bottom rear mount then the subframe bolts 4 17mm and 2 18mm be careful not to drop the subframe on your head LOL

Now lower the engine and raise the car and its out  :)










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Re: 8 valve engine and gearbox removal
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 18:17:23 PM »
Nice one Barra. Karma for the work.  :) I especially like the "be careful not to drop it on your head" tip. Some good advice there my friend lol!!!

Sparky's pain can be of benefit to others.  :P

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Re: 8 valve engine and gearbox removal
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 18:24:10 PM »
Topic moved to Guides section :)

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Re: 8 valve engine and gearbox removal
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 18:26:08 PM »
Topic moved to Guides section :)

Thanks couldn't find where to stick it (not usually a problem LOL)

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 18:28:45 PM »
Thanks couldn't find where to stick it (not usually a problem LOL)

Like I always tell the missus, I put it in a different place, not the wrong place  ;)

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 19:33:28 PM »
Like I always tell the missus, I put it in a different place, not the wrong place  ;)
ROFL. Must remember that.

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 20:19:22 PM »
Quite a nifty guide there, have some karma (although info is no use to me, it took time to put together right)?

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 21:34:39 PM »
  it took time to put together right

If I say no do I loose my Karma? Lol

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 21:37:05 PM »
Nice one Barra. Karma for the work.  :) I especially like the "be careful not to drop it on your head" tip. Some good advice there my friend lol!!!

Sparky's pain can be of benefit to others.  :P

Pain is the right word  >:(

Barra, give up with photos  >:(
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barrachops

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 21:47:04 PM »
Pain is the right word  >:(

Barra, give up with photos  >:(

May not be nes in the haynes manual but it sure is old sparky in the Barra's manual

Don't worry mate it will all be over soon and then there will be no more photos because there will be nothing to photo but at least she will live on through other Cally's

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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 19:07:40 PM »
Nice one Barra. Karma for the work.  :) I especially like the "be careful not to drop it on your head" tip. Some good advice there my friend lol!!!

Sparky's pain can be of benefit to others.  :P

How about karma for my (considarable) pain?
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Re: 8 Valve Engine And Gearbox Removal
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2009, 20:38:30 PM »
nice one mate...although i dont see that it is easier to remove the engine from underneath, not everyone is strong enough to lift the car 7 foot in the air :D
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