147's got the new
motor! Mobile again.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Zealand
ok, Job done, all good! Not an easy job, here is some advice for anyone else trying this;
I removed the Engine up, with an engine crane. Don't even try to remove engine only, there is not enough room to split them in the car. The electrics all unclip easily, battery , box, and fusebox included. remove them. Use a jack to suppor the engine, remove front of exhaust, the three engine mounts, front left, right, and rear centre. Unbolt them from the engine block, makes it easier to lift the engine and transmission (mines a selespeed). Drain coolant, selespeed actuator fluid, power steering fluid. Remove power steering reservoir, disconnect rubber tubes. Remove metal pipes into power steering pump. Disconnect the selespeed actuator Pipes. Make sure all wiring going to car from engine is disconnected. Lift out engine and trans.
Reverse all to re-install. Then you must have the same ECU (or reprogrammed) so your key works. Use ECUSCAN to bleed selespeed clutch etc. Check all connections, you are away. Took me about 4-5 full days, incl timing belt, bal belt, waterpump, all tensioners, idlers, etc. Had to change the thermostat as well - replacement engine one did not work! I'd be faster if I had to do it again!