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Engine removal

Hello everyone. I've been having trouble with my 95 vtec with 140000 miles. I recently posted about my oil light coming on. I've tried a variety of fixes, but no go. So having done some soul searching ;) I'm leaning towards a new oil pump. My question; on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most difficult) how difficult is it to remove the engine? I know it's not necessary to do so to replace the oil pump, but I want to do the timing belt/tensioner and the balance shaft eliminator from kaizenspeed. I predict a large variety in opinion regarding the eliminator and I embrace that, in other words, bring it on. Thanks for any opinion.
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Re: Engine removal

That'll depend on how much experience you have, tools/resources/friends, etc...

On my 3rd engine pull, I had it out in like 2hrs.
Others can do it in 1/2hr. While it'll take others like 2 weeks.
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Like said, depends on your knowledge/experience. FYI your engine has 140k, the balance shaft delete will be a waste IMO. It will require you to disassemble some of the bottom end of the motor and whatnot. Just take the belt off the balance shafts or get another motor and do the kit.
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if it's knocking, don't answer it. it's prolly nothing but bad news bears.
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As much as I'd love to see this done, I offer you the same comment I offer everybody else: There's no point in being the first to do something if you're second across the finish line.
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Re: Engine removal

Good point. I should have mentioned that I pulled the engine from my s10. I had it out in a couple days. I have all required equipment; cherry picker, full shop access. How is the BS eliminator different on a car with 140k as opposed to 200k or 75k for that matter? Aren't the effects similar, increased oil pressure and a negligible amount of weight loss resulting in a few extra ponies? If I am not concerned about vibrations, what harm can be done?
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Good point. I should have mentioned that I pulled the engine from my s10. I had it out in a couple days. I have all required equipment; cherry picker, full shop access. How is the BS eliminator different on a car with 140k as opposed to 200k or 75k for that matter? Aren't the effects similar, increased oil pressure and a negligible amount of weight loss resulting in a few extra ponies? If I am not concerned about vibrations, what harm can be done?
The effects will be the same, to me it would just be a waste to buy and install a $125 kit on a high mileage motor that isn't being built. Taking the belt off will have nearly the same gains (except for the higher oil pressure) not to mention it's a free mod! If you want a easy cheap higher oil pressure mod, you can get an s2k oil filter or hamp filter.
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Re: Engine removal

OK, that could be a temporary solution to my issue. With the S2K filter and the increased oil pressure my oil pressure light would stop coming on. I'm going to try that in conjunction with a seafoam treatment. If that doesn't have an effect, I think a new oil pump is in order for sure. I had never heard of running the smaller filter, thanks.
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No problem! Have you tested for oil pressure with a gauge? It is possible that the sending unit may be bad as well, common for all cars.
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Re: Engine removal

Yea, I checked it and it read 10-12 psi at idle at operating temp.
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