Jump to content

Engine out - A womans Job?


Martin90
 Share

Recommended Posts

:o:rolleyes::unsure: NOW WITH SMALLER PICS, SORRY GUYS!! :D

Okay, maybe rather sexist but how on earth are you meant to get to the bellhousing bolts with man hands?

I want to get this

50220327_img.jpg

50220328_img.jpg

50220329_img.jpg

50220330_img.jpg

50220331_img.jpg

In to this

50220332_img.jpg

I do need to get the box out too, am i going to kill myself lifting it in one go, i've got a heavy duty hoist but the engine (Mazda 35 SLTi) does weigh 295 kg and i coupled to a LT-77 and LT-230. The rad, intercooler, and coolers are coming off to although I am not breaking the rangie. Alternitevely, are there any tricks to accessing all the bellhousing bolts?

Any help or experiences very welcome.

Thanks,

Martin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am not familiar with Mazda engines but have done this with a Tdi engine. Remove gearbox mountings, lower the gearbox down on a jack, you can then reach the bell housing bolts over the top of the box with a socket on several extensions. The wobble extension bars are the best.

Stuart

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:hysterical:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=6786

PLEASE READ !

I'll be absent now for a while as I have to repair the whole in my wall where my monitor was pushed through from your HUGE pictures :P when it went hard right on downloading them

I did however like the ant waving at you (just to the left of the label) :lol:

Nige

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jeeeeeeeeeeez that took about 5 minutes to download even on 2meg broadband.........

They're a piggy to get to! I've just taken a 300Tdi out of a rangie. The trick is to use the engine hoist to take the weight of the engine, then unbolt and remove the engine mounts and lower the engine down as much as you can. There is then just room to undo the bolts.

Dropping the tail end of the gearbox down also works - (I know - I put the engine back in and then had to take the gearbox out) but its definately not as easy as dropping the engine down!

Jon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So what do you think of my camera then guys, pretty good eh! :lol:

Sorry about the pics, when I have seen posts on the forum it always states picture reduced to xx% of original size so I assumed it did it automatically. I have now been educated. Thanks for reducing the size Dean.

So now, what's my best way of getting the engine out!

Cheers,

Martin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks to me that you would have to do it from underneath with a few extension bars. Sometimes lowering the back of the gearbox improves access to the bell housing bolts.

Les.

Les,

Just looking through the tech archives and saw your post on changing a disco clutch.

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=6719

Could the top bolts be accessed through the top of the tunnel on a rangie too or is it a different layout?

Cheers,

Martin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I've finally done it. I ended up dropping the transfer box and lifting the engine and main box out together. I still ended up cutting the front panel due to the length of the train. transfer box was tough to break free too, I undid the 6 bolts but it wouldn't budge, it was bonded to the main box with what looked like mastic, big lump hammer and some timber did the trick eventually!

Here's some pics, thanks for all your advice on this.

50942505_img.jpg

50942504_img.jpg

Martin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy