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Old 02-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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ALB ENGINE R&R

Time for an engine change on the 90 ALB. Wish all that monkey motion wasn't in the way of pulling the engine and trans straight out like my 91 2.0 Si. Guess the trans has to come off first. Am I right or have any of you dealt with this? Engine is a 2.1 and goes through a quart of oil a week. Plus the oil is pitch black and high mileage.
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Re: ALB ENGINE R&R

Yeah, it's time for a rebuild or swap.

Funryd posted some pix somewhere of the engine pull, where you lift level to get it off the mounts, then progressively lean it up on the crank pulley side until it's at about a 45-60 angle.
Don't know details of what they were pulling and what options it had.

With my sons H22 we lifted it about 3" level, put a board over the rear mount, then set it back down. Biased chains to start the lean. Got it away from tranny mount, set it back down, rebiased chains for more lean. Lifted, placed 2x4 between the fender and crank pulley, set back down, rebiased chains for final 'pluck it' lift. Basically all the weight was on the front chain during the final lift.
Keep in mind it was a 5th gen car.
Many folks reccomend a leveler bar. We did not have one. It probably would have saved a lot of time.


^^ 2x4 pic.


^^ the final lift angle.

I paid a guy to swap engines in my 91 alb and I'm pretty sure he did what we did or similar. But I didn't watch.
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Re: ALB ENGINE R&R

You should be able to tilt the engine/trans enough to clear the ALB stuff. Keep in mind that I haven't pulled an engine from an ALB lude, only from non-ALB models. I have one of these to make it a lot easier to tilt it to the proper angle, it's a worthwhile investment...
2 Ton Capacity Heavy Duty Load Leveler

There are cheaper versions out there with less lifting capacity.
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Re: ALB ENGINE R&R

^^ good stuff there...

One of those would probably cut time of trial and error chain bias-ing big time...

I'll have one next time we pluck a motor. I say we because, having a set of eyes on things while you lift is invaluable.
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Re: ALB ENGINE R&R

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... I have one of these to make it a lot easier to tilt it to the proper angle, it's a worthwhile investment...
2 Ton Capacity Heavy Duty Load Leveler

There are cheaper versions out there with less lifting capacity.
YES! They DO make things a he11 of a lot easier... I own that same model as well and have used it a couple of times.

And if you look in a Car Craft or almost any other Car magazines, there is a Harbor Freight Ad page in there with a 20% off coupon that you can use to knock of the tax plus some. And while i'm at it, they hand out 25% off Holiday sale coupons for Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Etc... but you have to go at least the day BEFORE that holiday to get a coupon... or 3!
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