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Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

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Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  brinskan on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:36 pm

So I am finally going to get started on my LS1 swap this weekend. I have an 1998 F-Body LS1 going into a 1986 Turbo. Just received my kit from TPC (thanks Eric) and I am eager to get going.

I still have a few more items to gather on the checklist including a C5 bell housing. But first thing that must be done is to pull the old engine so I can clean out the engine bay and give it a coat of paint before the LS goes in.

So, any tips on pulling the engine. Most engines I have pulled in the past have been in VWs or Audis, and were all taken right throu the front of the car on a jack or dolly. But I assume a crane will help on the 944 as the rad support is integral. Got one of those. But is that the best way? Also, any other tricks or things I should be aware of.

Lastly, is there a list of parts I need to retain from the 951 engine for the swap?



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Re: Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  Arthropraxis on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:41 pm has a complete write up on how to remove the motor. Word of advice if not using air tools, presoak the bellhousing to torque tube bolts the night before with some sort of thread solvent.

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Re: Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  87-944S on Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Get a furniture dolly from Harbor Freight to lower the engine onto, then lift up the body and roll the engine out.

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Re: Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  Techno Duck on Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:39 pm

This is a helpful post i looked up on RL a few nights ago..

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I am working on getting my engine out right now.. hope to have it out before the weekend. Very Happy

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Parts to save

Post  fliermike45 on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:28 am

Save the rubber sleeve that goes around the engine harness and clips into the firewall hole on the passengers side.
Also save the 14 pin plug and its wires from the connector under the black plastic shield on the firewall above the clutch master cylinder.
Save the plastic vacuum lines and rubber elbows they may be usefull later. Make a note of where the two vac lines go to from the firewall (adjacent to the AC fittings). They control the heater valve.
If you plan to install A.C. keep all the hoses and fittings, I had the ends welded to US fittings.
If you plan to use the Porsche PS pump save all the PS lines etc.

You may not need all these but it's nice to have them on hand for reference purposes.


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Re: Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  948 on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:51 am

Out the bottom, in the bottom. You will need about 24" of clearance...IMO, it is best to leave the rear tires on the ground and have a set, or 2, of jack stands with wide bases supporting the front.
I used a sheet of plywood and 8 -10 1/4" wooden dowels to effortlessly roll the engine in and out....

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Re: Pulling 951 motor, any tips?

Post  brinskan on Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks everyone.


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