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hmi wondering if it is possible to drop in engine including cambelts in one go.i want to transplant one 2.0 ts from decent and take out my knackered busted cambelt engine.will garage charge fortune to do if i source engine to transplant.or shall i just fork out repair on my current busted cambelt engine what do you think is easier job.thanks.by the way found 145 for 595 with recent cam change to use as transplant:confused:
 

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Yes, engines are actually raised complete with subframe at the factory and this is the method my local specialist swears by. Pics on my SITE of my 164 engine out top end rebuild.

If a new/recon engine is better than a repair... well, you'll get differing views from here which will probably serve to confuse you more... :)
 

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No differing views here, The engine/gearbox has to be lifted in from under the car, it will go in from the top but it's a nightmare and if you don't like your paintwork the that's fine, they go in from below because they are rasised with the mounts on and then simply bolted into place, and yes if the suspension is off and the subframe attached by the rear mount it only takes 20 minutes to hang the engine and gearbox complete with subframe and offside driveshaft. Then it'd be 2 hours tops till I would have it driving.
 

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I have just swapped my 2.0 engine in my 145 last week.. (pics to come soon)

We lifted the engine and gearbox (the whole lot) in from ABOVE...

It was very easy aswel (sorry guys!)..
 

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I have just swapped my 2.0 engine in my 145 last week.. (pics to come soon)

We lifted the engine and gearbox (the whole lot) in from ABOVE...

It was very easy aswel (sorry guys!)..
I never said it couldn't be done, just that it's not the best way. Just think though when you get a V6, you certainly wont be going over the top.
 

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As Smaky said, not impossible, just more difficult. I really wouldn't do it any other way than up from below. That's how I did the engine swap in my old Sud years ago when I didn't have a clue! :)
 

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I really wouldn't do it any other way than up from below. That's how I did the engine swap in my old Sud years ago when I didn't have a clue! :)
I've done it on a 'sud a few times as well (many moons ago) but the difference with that engine is that the gearbox lies longitutinal on the back of the Boxer and actually goes under the car so with that and the limited opening due to the large bulk head area it's not really possible to get the engine out of the top. Had fun with the hoist hanging from a reinforced beam on the garage roof then hauling the front of the car right up to the roof. Easy peasy :D
 

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I've done it on a 'sud a few times as well (many moons ago) but the difference with that engine is that the gearbox lies longitutinal on the back of the Boxer and actually goes under the car so with that and the limited opening due to the large bulk head area it's not really possible to get the engine out of the top. Had fun with the hoist hanging from a reinforced beam on the garage roof then hauling the front of the car right up to the roof. Easy peasy :D
Pretty much the reason why we did it that way all those many moons ago! We used an engine hoist to lift the car and just dragged it over the engine. Did some crazy stuff with my brother back then!! Happy dayz! :)
 
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