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147 engine removal

hi guys was wondering how easy it is to remove the engine from my 2.0 147 can you just winch the engine out once you remove mounts or is iot easier to drop the sub frame.

will the engine come out with the gearbox attached or does it need to be removed incar.

also the enige i'm thinking of replacing it with was a automatic and mine is a manual will the gearbox swap be easy.

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best to remove the gearbox.

To take out the engine you are looking at about a days work.

has yours lunched itself?
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I found it easier to drop it out the bottom with the gearbox attached, leave the subframe alone only need to unbolt mounts driveshafts, remove the radiators (or move out of the way) and disconnect everything...
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Second that , go down the way with gearbox, but adjust the angle as you do, it doesn't just go down straight, if I remember correctly get the gearbox to drop first, the trick is if you want to keep the aircon intact you have to keep that out of the way, by that I mean unbolt the pump but leave the pipes alone and try and squeeze past, tricky but can be done, requires two people really.
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I've always pulled them out of the top, leaving the gearbox in place (on 156s/GTVs anyway). Smaky's normal suggestion is just to split the driveshafts and pull the lot out of the top IIRC...

As for the 2nd part of the question, if you're wanting to replace the engine, and the donor car is an automatic (selespeed, presumably - a shrewd choice ), it'll be fine. The selespeed is just a manual box with a robotic changer bolted to the top
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