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      04-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kdiggz View Post
good info, thanks. did you have to unbolt the engine from the motor mounts and jack it up to give yourself more room? or just drop the subframe?
if you do not have access to an upper engine support brace or a hoist to hold the engine, you will need to put a jack under the engine to hold it in place. I usually dont move the engine at all..on the lift i use a block of wood and a pole jack to keep the engine from moving, and use the other pole jack to raise/lower the subframe...makes it easier to line up.

Replace the pole jacks with actual pump jacks, and you can accomplish the same thing.

I can usually get them in and out in 2 hours, provided they actually fit right.
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