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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 01:11 AM
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Question 1.3l question --help needed asap!

Hi folks,I am new to these forums and a new zook owner. I just bought a '90 Samurai.

I need to go to pick up an engine (another 1.3 I plan on doing a VW swap over the winter in my garage, hopefully with some help).

My question is how heavy is that sucker?

I have two options for hauling it.

1 is the trunk of my 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT--- The trunk is pretty large, and I am pretty certain the 1.3 will fit in it. Do you guys think the Hyundai is capable?

The other option is a 1993 fore E-350 diesel ambulance (which I own as an ice cream truck. I have 3 ice cream trucks, the diesel is the only one I trust to make this 200 mile round trip).

Do you folks think I can haul the engine with my car? Let me know asap either in this thread, or via aim (my screenname is the same as my forum name).

Thanks in advance.
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is it a complete engine? or just a long block? shortblock?

i would say go for it...i know a shortblock you can ship UPS.....ive seen complete engines removed without an engine lift....as long as it fits....put down some plastic or a tarp...make sure all the fluids are drained..and have at it

if the guy can remove the intake/exhaust manifolds that will help keep it from being awkward and wanting to roll when you go to put it in

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I'd say go for it too. I can pick one up so they can't be that heavy lol. I've no idea how soft your rear suspension is though.

Edit: I knew I'd seen it somewhere, this company uses them for aircraft applications, the 1300 model is 168lbs.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 10:57 PM
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Thanks guys, the Huyundai Handled it like a champ. I knew the engine was tiny from looking under the hood of my newly purchased samurai, but seeing it out, it looked like a toy.

The guy who is changing the engine for me and I lifted it out of the trunk as if it were a bag of popcorn.

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