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NemesisGTR

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gearbox change
« on: 00:04, Sat 27 October 2012 »
Hi,
My gearbox need to be swapped and i wanna drop the whole engine out true the bottom togheter with the subframe, cause i got a car lift in my garage :-)  is there anything i need to pay attention for? is this the quickest way?

Thnx in advance ;-)
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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #1 on: 11:30, Sat 27 October 2012 »
I would prefer to lift the engine and gearbox up and out the top.

Taking it out underneath requires a lot more work, dropping subframe, unbolting suspension components etc.

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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #2 on: 17:19, Sat 27 October 2012 »
Lifting out the top is alot easier, even if you dropped it out with subframe you still got to split it from the frame and the engine too

You can swap box while leaving engine in (have done it a few times) but it is abit fiddly
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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #3 on: 12:25, Sun 28 October 2012 »
But there are  only 4 bolts? and another 4 from the struts? and the whole thing, comes down, no?
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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #4 on: 13:47, Sun 28 October 2012 »
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But there are  only 4 bolts? and another 4 from the struts? and the whole thing, comes down, no?

Steering rack to undo at joint or remove rack from frame, remove exhaust system, undo brake lines or remove calipers, clear gearlinkage out way, disconnect fuel line, still got to remove few bits from engine bay

For me i would always remove engine out top of bay not under
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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #5 on: 08:13, Wed 31 October 2012 »
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
Quote from: "NemesisGTR"
But there are  only 4 bolts? and another 4 from the struts? and the whole thing, comes down, no?

Steering rack to undo at joint or remove rack from frame, remove exhaust system, undo brake lines or remove calipers, clear gearlinkage out way, disconnect fuel line, still got to remove few bits from engine bay

For me i would always remove engine out top of bay not under


I am with Mark alot easier to remove upwards :mrgreen:

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Re: gearbox change
« Reply #6 on: 10:51, Fri 02 November 2012 »
Yes i realized it too, and did it upwards :-)))
Everything is up and running, the car responds well, now running it in... i ll post pics soon!

But Now i also got another f*cking problem, my fueltank is leaking on the side where that yellow plug is sitting, any ideas on solving this????

Grtz!!!
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