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Old 04-24-2008, 11:46 PM   #1
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Haynes manual says to remove the radiator before lifting the engine out. Is this really necessary for clearance?? Also... it sounds like its easier to pull motor/tranny as one??
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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If you remove the hood then removing the radiator won't be necessary. And if you're removing the trans as well, then take the engine and trans out as one. If you're not doing anything with the trans then just leave it in.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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nah im not touching the trans except for a new throwout bearing. If i leave the trans in, will i be able to slide the engine forward enough off of the input shaft of the trans and still clear the radiator??
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #4
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Take out the radiator it doesnt take much to destroy it. I had to replace my radiator because I tried to save 15 minutes.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:39 AM   #5
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I agree w/Ehmark, one swing of that engine destroys the radiator.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:28 AM   #6
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will do. thanks guys!
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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I would say remove the radiator as well... If youre taking out the motor, removing the radiator isnt anything but a walk through the park.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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i thought i remember reading about a heavy duty throwout bearing that everybody said to use, but i cant find the thread... anybody know what that would have been?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #9
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In the time it will take you to get to the bolts holding the tranny on the motor, it will be much easier to pull it out as 1. Every time I pull mine, I pull everything. One thing I do is this, take drive shaft off at diff, zip tie it(or what ever it takes so it doesn't come out of tranny) so you don't make a mess with all the fluid. +1 on removing the radiator, it's simple to pull and a lot less frustating then having to replace it.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #10
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So i've gotten to the point where i'm about to remove the radiator, but i'm not sure that it would be worth it, because it looks like the brake proportioner(i think thats what it is) would still be in the way. See pic below.I really dont want to remove that, but is there something that i'm missing here?

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Thats your ABS unit, and its easier to squeeze around that then try not to mess your radiator up. Afew bolts/electrical connector gets the fan and 2 bolts gets the radiator, half hour max.
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i ddi an engine swap and didnt touch the radiator, i pulled the engine and tranny as a combo....just remember to remove your shifter and everything will clear perfectly fine
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:55 PM   #13
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i ddi an engine swap and didnt touch the radiator, i pulled the engine and tranny as a combo....just remember to remove your shifter and everything will clear perfectly fine
sounds good. where did you attach the hoist to the engine?
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I pulled my engine/trans with the radiator and hood still in place. It can be done, just go easy with it.
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ive pulled the motor with the trans on and radiator in and didnt have any problems clearin it, just take the hood off and have an extra body there to help steer everything
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Guys:

I will be doing the same thing to do my PI Head and Intake swap and possible headers. Where is the best place to rent the equipment I need, i.e. cherry picker, engine stand.

Also what is involed in removing the engine. Is it hard to release to from the Tranny?

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Guys:

I will be doing the same thing to do my PI Head and Intake swap and possible headers. Where is the best place to rent the equipment I need, i.e. cherry picker, engine stand.

Also what is involed in removing the engine. Is it hard to release to from the Tranny?

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As far as the equipment it's just as good to buy it, usually can get a desent deal on it somewhere even if it's online. Seperating the tranny from engine is easy depending on how you choose to do it. If it's in the car, it's harder of course, out a lot easier.
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cherry picker/lift is only $150 and you will never need a new one the engine stand is even cheaper.
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