Engine swap meet at my house!

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Clewis333, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Clewis333

    Clewis333 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bump for updated info!
     
  2. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,620
    Likes Received:
    171
    Caleb, hope you get some helpful hands. Hoping to see her back up and running for XFE. :-D. Maria would like Panda's company.
     
  3. Torspd

    Torspd Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    14,814
    Likes Received:
    42
    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:
     
  4. Clewis333

    Clewis333 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    still haven't figured out how i'm doing this... dropping the transmission or not. i've heard it both ways
     
  5. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    10,845
    Likes Received:
    113
    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.

    G
     
  6. Torspd

    Torspd Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    14,814
    Likes Received:
    42
    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.
     
  7. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    10,845
    Likes Received:
    113
    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.

    G
     
  8. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,620
    Likes Received:
    171
    How'd it go Caleb? She purring like a kitten yet?
     
  9. Clewis333

    Clewis333 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  10. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    10,845
    Likes Received:
    113
    What headers do you need?

    G
     
  11. BigFatDogEatingPizza

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  12. Doublld

    Doublld Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    20
    buy mine they have vbands on the bottom now but will sell for cheap
     
  13. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    10,845
    Likes Received:
    113
    Did you get that engine swapped yet?

    G
     
  14. Torspd

    Torspd Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    14,814
    Likes Received:
    42
    .................
     
  15. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,620
    Likes Received:
    171
    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.
     
  16. Torspd

    Torspd Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    14,814
    Likes Received:
    42
    One project at a time, eh? Makes life easier .
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    XR-Underground is a dedicated community of Toyota X-Runner enthusiasts that was launched in January 2007. X-Runner Underground.com, referred to as XRU by our regular members, offers an active discussion forum, group events, specialty merchandise, a welcoming community of owners and the most information you can find about the Toyota X-Runner on the internet!
  • Quick Navigation

    Open the Quick Navigation

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Your donations keep XRU going

    XRU is a forum for the users, by the users. We receive very limited funding from vendors so we really rely on donations to cover our operating costs and to provide products and giveaways at events. Every dollar helps!

    If you are able to donate, we'd really appreciate your help.