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Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Clewis333, Jul 30, 2014.
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Caleb, hope you get some helpful hands. Hoping to see her back up and running for XFE. :-D. Maria would like Panda's company.
Harbor freight transmission jack is you friend. Right around $100. Just did my engine swap this weekend. That jack is so much better than the motorcycle jack I had been using. Good luck to you mate. :top:
still haven't figured out how i'm doing this... dropping the transmission or not. i've heard it both ways
Do not drop the trans. You are just adding work.
Use a small floor jack under the bell housing to support it and allow you to lift and lower it to assist with alignment.
What Gadget said. Any time I have done a swap, I just support the trans. Slide it back a little. Disconnect the carrier bearing, and pull the shifter out. Not the whole shifter assembly. Just the arm. Disconnect the transmission from its cross
member support as well.
Don't even need to do all of that. Just support the bell housing so you can lift it and lower it for alignment.
A small floor jack works great. You can have that engine out and back in no time.
How'd it go Caleb? She purring like a kitten yet?
Not quite lol, thanks for the tips guys. I've been jammed up at work so no progress yet, I do need to get my hands on some headers though, I sold them before the engine blew, quite inconvenient timing
What headers do you need?
It is getting close to December, and I am going to Disney World. If you decide to do it in December, I can get there a week early. I would help you, free, no charge of any kind, just payback for those that have helped me along the way.
buy mine they have vbands on the bottom now but will sell for cheap
Did you get that engine swapped yet?
If I had to guess I'd say no. I haven't seen any pics on FB or activity for that matter that would suggest it's running. He did get the BMW fixed though.
One project at a time, eh? Makes life easier .