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engine removal guide?

chrisbond69

chris bond
Jun 11, 2005
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Cirencester, Glos
Has anyone done a guide or can give me tips on where to disconnect and remove to remove the engine, can it be removed from the top or bottom, how do you disconnect that electrical cylinder thing under the inlet mani etc etc, any guides or tips / with or without pictures would be appreciated, thanks
 

daves ibiza

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dont think its a guide on here but its easy mate disconect all pipes wire connectors ect and drop straight out below on subframe . took me 45 mins and one trolley jack:D
 

chrisbond69

chris bond
Jun 11, 2005
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Cirencester, Glos
ive got engine crane so was gonna take it out from top, i dont know how to disconnect the wire clip thing (round thing under the inlet mani) (dont suppose you could write me up a little thing with some pictures of places to disconnect?

Can it be lifted out of the engine bay or is it best to drop out the bottom? i dont have access to the ramp for a while
 

daves ibiza

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i think its easyer to drop subframe mate alot easyer . that clip under inlet manni mate honld in the middle and twist the clip it will come apart i dont have enough time for a guide mate if you get stuck give us a call bud
 

chrisbond69

chris bond
Jun 11, 2005
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Cirencester, Glos
Handle in the middle i tried twisting it and nothing, i have taken the bottom off before and put new subframe etc on and would prefer if possible to lift it out if its possible if not then ill have to get it back on a lift, u say you did yours with a trolley jack?
 

daves ibiza

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Handle in the middle i tried twisting it and nothing, i have taken the bottom off before and put new subframe etc on and would prefer if possible to lift it out if its possible if not then ill have to get it back on a lift, u say you did yours with a trolley jack?
you could but id find it easyer taken below if you no wat i mean lol. yes one trolly jack and strong arms lol. with that clip mate get pair of mo grips and twist withh them try no to put to much presure as clip will break . why you dropping engine chris
 

chrisbond69

chris bond
Jun 11, 2005
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Cirencester, Glos
engines out for bay to be painted, then fit new bits and pieces etc on the engine then put it back in :) nice tidy clean and shiney bits :) i have the slam, radiator etc off my car so my try take out top,
 

roly

midnightmotors.net
Jan 2, 2002
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Midnight Motors Workshop
That clip should just twist 90 degress and pull off (it's the middle that needs to be twisted but i can never remember which way)

Engine wise i always remove the front end and just pulled it straight out that way, means you can still roll the shell around easily enough
 
Oct 31, 2006
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Cambs
the electrical clip under the manifold has got 2 orange lines on it, line them up by twisting it and it should pull apart, having said that when i took my engine out i left it all connected and just took all the loom of the engine,

I lifted mine out with a crane wasn't to bad but i did have the slam panel etc removed for better access,
 

chrisbond69

chris bond
Jun 11, 2005
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Cirencester, Glos
yeah mines all removed next step is to remove the engine and drive shafts then lift that out and put it on a stand :) mmmm

Any tips, must do's to make the job go easier?
 
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Oct 31, 2006
870
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Cambs
not really just make sure you've got everything uplugged and disconnected before you give it some teddy to get it out!!!

make sure you get the right spline drive for thre drive shafts or you'll be swearing a bit more!!
 
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