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im considering a new engine now after everything I have done to this sodding car and now on its second head gasket with brand new bolts and having had a forte flush it now billows white smoke when accelerating so its time to give in and chuck the towel in, Im now looking for a replacement engine and also a crane to put It in and anyhands that want to give me a chuck!!!
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You'll get a decent car out of it when it's done. Perseverance will win.
New ts engine should set you back a couple hundred and you'll be ok. Hire a crane and you'll sort it.
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scotty, did you do a write up about how to do the engine change?
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It takes a good long time to write it up because of how many things you need to remove.

But generally it went a bit like this.

Jack car up or use a ramp.
remove pre cat to third cat exhaust out.
Remove wires from lamdas
you can leave the exhaust manifold attached.
remove air box and disconnect.
Remove battery
remove battery tray
remove fuses and fuse tray In one lot.
remove fan on radiator
empty coolant fluid and hoses to and re from radiator
remove hoses from thermostat to heater exchange
remove gear linkages from gearbox
remove clutch hydraulic link from gearbox
disconnect fuel line from the rail.
remove and drain power steering resi
Get under car and remove both drive shaft inner cups 6 nuts on each

probably missing things now.

remove ecu and disconnect electrics around the throttle body.

ok. Then position a jack under sump on wood and once it's taken a bit of weight remove lower engine mount
place crane around engine and gearbox. Lift crane to take weight.

Remove upper engine mount

oh disconnect air con lines and place out the way.

Undo offside engine mount. Make sure crane takes weight.
Remove nearside engine mount.

you may need to drop the car off the ramps to give you extra height depending on the crane you get. I got a mega one and still need to drop car off ramps and only then did i have enough space. Do that before you remove the top and offside nearside mounts.

very slowly increase crane height.
Checking to see if any cables and pipes are still attached.
Keep going until it's free.
Just slowly do it. I'm bound to have missed cables etc


Once out its a decent time to do the arb bushes. You can see them no worries.

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heres a question for ya. this 147 there is too much pressure in the oil checked the two breather pipes and they are free. it billows out greyish smoke, not coolant tho. new head gasket, skimmed head and new bolts and new forte engine flush......
any ideas....
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Compression test? Sounds like badly worn bores/piston rings.
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heres a question for ya. this 147 there is too much pressure in the oil checked the two breather pipes and they are free. it billows out greyish smoke, not coolant tho. new head gasket, skimmed head and new bolts and new forte engine flush......
any ideas....
Didn't you forget to say "thank you scotty"?
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White smoke usually signifies bore wash and oil being burnt. Usuallyfrom valves or as others suggested piston rings. Have you driven Iit much. Does it feel down on power. Does it drive smoothly?

might just need a decent blast to get all the crude out.
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White smoke usually signifies bore wash and oil being burnt. Usuallyfrom valves or as others suggested piston rings. Have you driven Iit much. Does it feel down on power. Does it drive smoothly?

might just need a decent blast to get all the crude out.
nah pal not yet driven, thanks loads for the write up pal its gonna be a great help! im wondering what other bloddy issues im gonna come up against this car don't wanna be fixed lol!!!
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right im tackling taking the engine out how do you pop off the gearbox linkages?
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Just pull them.
If they are a bit stiff I use two screw drivers like a large pair of forks by levering the ball joints against the gearbox.
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