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    Engine removal/installation ??

    Anyone have any tips on complete Engine removal from the top.

    Specifically, where/how do you attach the lifting chain to the Engine?

    I've never found a great method so please share your tips.

    Now that I'm one handed, Engine removal/installation is challenging!


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    I always use a cherry picker from the top and always pull the engine and trans together. On the passenger side, I have a large hook on the end of the chain and wrap the chain once around the motor mount bracket starting from the back (firewall) side and then hooking into the bracket itself. On the driver side, I usually use a long 12mm bolt and bolt the other end of the chain to one of the upper bell housing bolt holes.
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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Quote Originally Posted by iTurbo View Post
    I always use a cherry picker from the top and always pull the engine and trans together.
    Do you remove the hood???
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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    kms tools used to sell a cheap load leveler turn the crank handle to add tilt front and rear of the engine i always left the hood on the charger good for you for even trying to do it with 1 hand!
    later Dick Westerhof

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    later Dick Westerhof

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    cut the head off a belhousing bolt and cut a slot into it to fit a screwdriver and use it as a stud to line up the engine to the belhousing the stud can be removed with a screwdriver
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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    Do you remove the hood???
    Yes of course.
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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Quote Originally Posted by boost geek View Post
    I purchased mine from Princess Auto they usually go on sale 2 or 3 times a year
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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Appreciate the reply Jeremy, that's about how I've normally been doing it.

    Thanks
    Randy

    Quote Originally Posted by iTurbo View Post
    I always use a cherry picker from the top and always pull the engine and trans together. On the passenger side, I have a large hook on the end of the chain and wrap the chain once around the motor mount bracket starting from the back (firewall) side and then hooking into the bracket itself. On the driver side, I usually use a long 12mm bolt and bolt the other end of the chain to one of the upper bell housing bolt holes.


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    That's a great idea Dick, I've never used one of those.

    I got the Engine/trans out of the Minivan with some help.

    Now the plan is trying to get it in my Omni, hopefully with more help.

    I'm just installing the Engine alone as the manual trans is still in the car.

    It was challenging just getting it on an Engine stand so I could clean it up.

    Hopefully Princes Auto has a leveler in stock, the price seems reasonable.

    It should help a lot as I can probably bolt it to each end of the cylinder head.

    I had a very hard time with the chain only trying to keep it on an even keel.

    All I thought I knew I'm slowly attempting to learn over again !!

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by boost geek View Post
    kms tools used to sell a cheap load leveler turn the crank handle to add tilt front and rear of the engine i always left the hood on the charger good for you for even trying to do it with 1 hand!


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Another good idea!!

    Too bad you weren't here helping me think this through.

    I'm hoping my friend Brian, Speedfreek 500, can lend a hand.

    He lives a long way off but he thinks he can spare me some time.

    My Omni has been idle too long, I need a ride before winter, hopefully!!

    Thanks
    Randy

    Quote Originally Posted by boost geek View Post
    cut the head off a belhousing bolt and cut a slot into it to fit a screwdriver and use it as a stud to line up the engine to the belhousing the stud can be removed with a screwdriver


    There is no logical reason to call an Engine a motor.

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    I was there today and never even thought about one.

    Thankfully my old buddy Dick mentioned it, I'd probably be tangled up in chain.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    I purchased mine from Princess Auto they usually go on sale 2 or 3 times a year


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    I generally remove the crank pulley, gives you a little extra clearance...

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Right on !!

    Another good point.

    I bought a leveler today for full price.

    It should make balancing the Engine much easier.

    2.2/2.5's sure aren't as easy to handle as good old SBC's.

    However, I do refer to them as the SBC of 4 cylinder Engines!

    Thanks
    Randy


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Randy how did you make out today? i should have mentioned i attach the flat plate chain ends to both ends of the head removing crank pulley as mentioned is a great idea also ! kudos to you for even attempting to try this in your condition! awesome man hope you pull it off!(I myself wouldn't even attempt it.) maybe remove clutch cable from clutch fork lever getting the block to join up to the belhousing can be no fun good luck man! maybe a bit of grease on input shaft splines

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    later Dick Westerhof

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    Dick, I spent the day cleaning up the shop contemplating the Engine job.

    I work very slow these days and been sorting through years of treasures.

    Tough time to try and sell stuff but I'm going to list some eventually.

    Second load of junk in my propane Chevy van to take to the dump.

    Took some scrap metal in and collected $27.00!!

    That's better than paying dump fees I guess.

    Talk to you soon!

    Thanks
    Randy

    PS: I bought a small dirt bike for clutch action-hand therapy.

    I think its the best left hand rehab possible if I don't fall off!!


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    lucky you with a small dirt bike,its my dream to be able to ride one again before my stroke i had my nephews yz 80 here what a blast to ride! if i still had it i would move the clutch lever to the right side as my heft hand will not open what kind of bike did you get?
    later Dick Westerhof

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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    1980 Honda XL 185 S

    It's in fair condition considering it's 40 yrs old and it starts and runs well.

    Its a little tall for my liking so I'm trying to figure out how to lower it.

    Opening my left hand controllably is also one of my issues too.

    Hopefully engaging the clutch will be good therapy.

    This summer my nephew let me ride his bike.

    A KTM Adventure 1290 with 160 HP

    It's very tall and extremely fast!!

    Got me thinking small Enduro.

    Thanks
    Randy


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    Re: Engine removal/installation ??

    keep the chain ends as short as possible on the load leveler i pulled my engine many times with the hood on, saves one extra step of having to put your hood back on, and aligning it to close properly especially if you are working on it alone with one hand short chains will make the unit smaller to slide out under the hood i rarely pulled the engine with the trany together as i hated messing with the ball joints the dirt bike sounds fun! my right hand does not open at all, just forms a gibbled fist hope you get it running before snow comes your way and you have to park it in an igloo shop!keep a look out for hungry polar bears! later!,Dick
    later Dick Westerhof

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