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I am getting ready to change the oil pan seal on a buddy's jeep, to do it I have to support the jeep with something else so I can remove the motor mount. I would normaly do this with my engine hoist, but I have loaned that out and cannot seem to get it back. So is there any other method you have used to support the engine??
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Re: Engine lifting question

Well I did this on an old ford pickup I owned, so I can't attest to it working for a jeep (especially one with a cancerous body....) but I laid a 2x4 over the panels, and then attached a cumalong, and ran it around the engine, and back to the 2x4. This was just to hold the engine in place while I tore out the tranny and clutch so I could roll it out of the garage. I used the oil pan to grab my engine, but in your case you will have to be a little more creative. I suppose you thread a lifting eye into the manifold and hoist it from the top. These are kinda backwoods ways to this, but when you don't have a chain hoist or a lift...

You should have seen the a-frame me and my buddies built when we were like 17 or something to pull out an old 360. Fortunately our carpentry skills were up to snuff well enough that no one lost a hand or foot on that one!
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Re: Engine lifting question

I do not think the fender's on this jeep are up to it,, I may just have to go get my hoist..
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Re: Engine lifting question

Scissors jack between the frame rail and the alternator bracket?
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Re: Engine lifting question

And if that doesn't work, cut the motor mounts loose and jack it up with a floor jack. Then wedge a few 2x4's, etc. between the frame and engine... drop the jack and have "fun" [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Dave do you mean to set the crank pully down on the 2x4's? I had thought of that but was concerned with dammaging something... That is plausable if it will not break anything...
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Re: Engine lifting question

[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Let X= the number of engines that have had their pans dropped by jacking them up using the crank pulley. You aren't going to damage the crank by doing that. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Engine lifting question

Cool, I have been working the shift from hell lately and the jeep is still sitting in the garage with minimal work being done. So I still have to change it... Hope to get it done before the badlands run.. But I still have an exaust to get on the tj.
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I allways tossed the winch cable over a tree limb......
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Re: Engine lifting question

am i missing something why not just put a 2x4 under the oil pan and pop the floor jack under it, or even use a ratchet strap between the door openings, that should hold the engine up enough. I held my engine up that way when i put my motor mount lift in.

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