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Advice on Engine Removal
« on: 21:44, Wed 24 October 2012 »
Hi.. next week i plan to remove an R5gtt engine from a scrap car ive got and to place in another.

Ive a couple of questions.

1. Does the engine come out the bottom or thru the top?
2. Whats the order of things to remove undo.. before I start?
3. Anything i should be aware of?

Anyone know of a guide?

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Jay

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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #1 on: 21:57, Wed 24 October 2012 »
Quote from: "bigbadjayp"
Hi.. next week i plan to remove an R5gtt engine from a scrap car ive got and to place in another.

Ive a couple of questions.

1. Does the engine come out the bottom or thru the top?
2. Whats the order of things to remove undo.. before I start?
3. Anything i should be aware of?

Anyone know of a guide?

Rgds

Jay

Engine comes out the top

I would remove it with gearbox so remove driveshafts, gear linkage rod, rad and exhaust then lift it out as a whole unit

Should only take 1hr or less if you to it, give yourself 2hrs if new to it
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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #2 on: 23:21, Wed 24 October 2012 »
thanks for that.. its been a while since i last removed an engine on a mk1 escort..

i wondered wether i had to remove the carb etc.. or not..

im going to remove bonnet.. but is it worth removing any other panel?

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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #3 on: 23:40, Wed 24 October 2012 »
I remove the bonnet and the front grill.

You have to drain the coolant anyway so you might as well pull the radiator out while your at it, gives you a bit more room to work with.

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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #4 on: 07:17, Fri 26 October 2012 »
thanks for the feedback

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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #5 on: 13:41, Mon 29 October 2012 »
I personally, unless the box needs new fluid or is duff, just take the lump out, mainly because I hate getting covered in gearbox oil, lol.

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Re: Advice on Engine Removal
« Reply #6 on: 23:25, Mon 29 October 2012 »
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I personally, unless the box needs new fluid or is duff, just take the lump out, mainly because I hate getting covered in gearbox oil, lol.

What's with the smell?  :?  I hate the stuff as well.