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Engine change.


I recently had a problem with my 2.0ts dumping all it's coolant on the motorway and with virtually no warning at all the engine was cooked!
I now have an engine with noisey big end bearings etc.
I am thinking of replacing the engine for a recon'.
How hard a job is this with only a small trolley jack and small axle stands at my disposal (I will hire/borrow an engine hoist).
My capabilities are ok, I did the full front suspension only last summer, so I am quickly finding my way around the car!!

Thanks, Pete.
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I think you will find its more time consuming than difficult, The last time i changed a modern engine over the most important thing I did was take lots and lots and lots of pictures I think people have said is down is the easyest way to take the lump.. need to remove the subframe ect
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Thanks for the reply "Dickymint 156",

I will be sure to make some pics and colour code connections etc.
Fortunately for me time is not a factor only in that it is road tax/insurance that I am losing out on whilst it is off the road (pity these can't be froze in instances like these!)
Will let you know how I get on, maybe a while though

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I have just changed my engine in my 147, definately need a hoist.

Engine with box attached is easiest to remove down over, no need to remove subframe, suspension, drive shafts.

Remove the 6 bolts on the inner joints of the driveshafts, remove the 4 lower suspension arm bolts and wedge the arms towards the outside of the car, this allows room for the engine and box to drop down to the floor. Obviously there's lots of other bits to remove, exhaust, pipes, cables etc but fit the new engine ready and set up with belts and pullies etc.
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Swapping the engine is not to bad if you have an engine crane . I swapped a 2.0ts in my gtv in 8 hours . Just do your home work first and get everything you need . I am sure you can find someone on this site to give you an extra pair off hands . If you where closer i would come give you some help
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