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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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engine weight ?

finally gonna break down and pull the engine to repair coolant leak on front cylinder gasket. i have a garage and a trans jack. im thinking i can probably pull the engine by myself. anybody know the approx weight of the engine?im going to replace the stator and the water pump seal while i have the engine out.anything else i need to replace while the engine is out?anybody done this job before?any tips or tricks i should know? from the manual it doesnt look to be a hard job. thanks
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I tihnk in an earlier post there was some discussion about this and the guesstimate was on the order of 250#. It's doable by yourself, particularly with a jack - just have to do some careful manuevering to get the engine around the frame both while pulling it out and reinstalling.

Might as well check your left cam balancer dampers while you're working on the stator side. Otherwise, just look for untoward things like bits o' metal, etc. Have fun!

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I just pulled mine by myself just the other day. There were a couple of hairy moments when I thought I was gonna drop the thing. It cane be done by youelf, but I wouldn't do it that way again. Can't recommend enough to have a second person there when you actually go to start moving the engine out.

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