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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 05:28 PM
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Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

Looks like I may be pulling the engine myself out of my 88 Sanurai. The book says to pull it with the tranny, but was hoping to do just the engine. Can JUST the engine be pulled? What kind of problems would I encounter? If it'll come out without the tranny then I can lift it out by hand. Don't have a good working surface for an engine hoist. Thanks.
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

You don't need to remove the transmission to remove the engine. It's a fairly easy job, takes about an hour to remove the whole engine. Unbolt the transmission and pull the engine forward, the transmission will rest on the crossmember so you don't have to worry about it. Putting it back in without an engine hoist can be tricky.
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

sure, just have two people. pull the radiator (so you don't poke a hole in it), unhook the motor mounts from the frame, un do the tranny (leave the dinky cross-member under it), hook the hoist to it. Person #2 holds up on tranny & you yank the motor away from it---sit the tranny on the cross-member & pull the motor out. Just got done doing it myself 3 times. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Brad.
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

Dont pull your tranny, just unbolt it at the bellhousing. ALways good to pull the radiator. You dont need an engine lift just get one of your bigger friends to help you pull it out. If your going to trash the motor or rehuild it and replace the head gasket take the head of first with both intake and exhaust mainifold still bolted on. Then you can just litteraly pull the block out.

Best of luck, I just replaced mine with swift motor.

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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

Thanks guys. That's what I wanted to hear. Was concerned I might run into some unforseen clearance problem or something. Looks like I've got some work to do. Have a new sumo2 head on it but need to bore and grind the lower end. Really want to get this thing back on the road.
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

Might help a little. Jim
http://www.izook.com/tech/techprojve...II/jimbIII.htm
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

good link. i like the way they used a load leveler when putting the engine back in. i think a zuk motor is the only engine you can use a load leveler with out bending it all up. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] LOL!
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

You don't need two people to pull the motor or a hoist. I did mine by myself. I just ubolted everything and stood on the frame and lifted it out and put it off to the side. And I am not a big guy at all. I am 21 years, 5'8", and 155lbs.
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

I agree with the taking it out by yourself but I really think it would be tough getting it back in without one. We really had to diddle around with getting it lined up and in. Jim
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Re: Can the Engine be pulled by itself?

Do yourself a favor and rent a hoist your back will thank you. I noticed that you have an uneven surface buy a sheet of plywood or OSB to roll the hoist on or you could roll the vehicle out from under motor on the hoist assuming you still have the wheels on it etc. It does take a little work to line it back up so a hoist would be helpful unless you have a strong friend or two.
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