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Old 10-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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I am doing a block swap on my 2001 WS6, but I lack a car lift. I know that the easiest way to access the engine is to drop it out from the bottom. Can this be done with large jack stands (30" clearance)? What about removing from the top? What about a forklift (long forks obviously)? I would like to hear from anyone that has done this type of work. Any help would be much appreciated!!!!
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2 ways of doing the Motor without a lift...
do it out the top - it can be done, but its a pain in the *** and will take a lot more time
do it out the bottom - just need to be able to drop the k-member with the engine and transmission(properly supported on jackstands and blocks so it cant move).. then you can use and engine hoist to lift the car off of the k-member..you have to get the car's front end pretty high in the air, but its not a big deal and lots of people have done it that way...


basically like this...

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I did mine twice through the bottom. You'll be amazed at how easy it is this way. Do yourself a favor and buy a mover's dolly, I got mine for about $40. It will make things so much easier when it comes time to lining up the k-member bolts and just moving the k-member around in general. I wouldn't even attempt it without one...

Removing it through the top just seems like a huge pain in the ***
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Tite, I need this cause gotta rip apart my block to replace my piston rings
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pulled mine from the top, shouldnt take more than a couple hours
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Tite, I need this cause gotta rip apart my block to replace my piston rings

you need to step away from the forum.. step away from your car....and stop posting....
go hire a professional and dont try to do things yourself.
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its not hard at all to drop the engine out the bottom. theres a step by step writeup on here somewhere. i did mine with a jack and 2 jackstands and a dolly. it was a lot easier to do than i thought
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did mine like sound engineer did his i put the rear on jack stands it gave me a little more clearance on the hoist it was easy and took maybe 3-4 hours and i was stoping and starting a good bit
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I've done it both ways, and out the bottom is the way to go, but if you pull the heads off in the car the shortblock comes right out. The only time I pulled one out the top was because I thought I could fix it, but got the heads off and realized the piston had a hole in it, at that point out the top is pretty easy.
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did mine like sound engineer did his i put the rear on jack stands it gave me a little more clearance on the hoist it was easy and took maybe 3-4 hours and i was stoping and starting a good bit

thats not how I did mine... I did mine with a lift...
the pictures I provided were found using google so I could show an example...

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dats tite!!! how much it cost to get a jack that lifts the car in tha air like that??? think it fit in my garage?
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dats tite!!! how much it cost to get a jack that lifts the car in tha air like that??? think it fit in my garage?



please moderators....BAN BAN BAN...
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very much so
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I thought we was tight tha soundengine? wtf man? u dont wnt me around here no more?
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I thought we was tight tha soundengine? wtf man? u dont wnt me around here no more?
first off... we speak American English on here... not whatever form of Retard Ebonics you have been speaking. a 3rd grader speaks with a more proper english than you have in any of your posts...

second... its "soundengineer" not soundengine?
and "you don't want me around here anymore"...not that Bullshit half worded sentence you put up...
we spell things correctly around here(with the ocassional typo)
"home boy" not "home boie"

quit trying to speak like an uneducated thug gangster wanna-be and I might be ok with you staying around.
stop throwing in unrelated comments into people posts...
asking if you can fit a lift like that in your garage, when nobody has seen your garage, and nobody cares because this post wasnt about you... is not the way to do things around here.


If you dont change your ways and stop acting like a moron.... I will reach thru the internet and slap you so hard that even Chuck Norris will cringe a little.
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CoolZ28Bro, if you want to participate in threads, please make what you post understandable, and post in English. If not, don't post.


Translation in case the above doesn't make sense:

yo homie don't be trippin in homeboyz thread postin up all gansta an $%^* if you iz step off
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i took mine out this year, i didn't have an engine hoist or a dolly. i took off the front bumper and bumper support and jacked the car up hella high in the front and left the *** on the ground, with the front bumper off i left the front tires on and dragged it out by the sway bar. with the front bumper off it's easier to get the shock towers out
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CoolZ28Bro, if you want to participate in threads, please make what you post understandable, and post in English. If not, don't post.


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yo homie don't be trippin in homeboyz thread postin up all gansta an $%^* if you iz step off
Might become my next sig quote....

Anyways I always done through the top. NOT a huge PITA, I do not have to worry about bleeding brakes or getting a realignment which is needed. Your going to spend time either way. I guess it depends on your level of involvement.

One thing the bottom does is help not have to worry about disconnecting the trans as I have always done that. A4 cars are easier, T-56 need to be pulled right out.
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i took mine out this year, i didn't have an engine hoist or a dolly. i took off the front bumper and bumper support and jacked the car up hella high in the front and left the *** on the ground, with the front bumper off i left the front tires on and dragged it out by the sway bar. with the front bumper off it's easier to get the shock towers out
Interesting and creative... do you have any pics...?
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da soundengine, y u trippin?

You seem to be somewhat irked by my use of nontraditional rhetoric and diction.
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