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Re: Engine trouble

To: Dan DiBiase <>
Subject: Re: Engine trouble
From: Jim Juhas <>
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 22:04:22 -0400
If you don't have the means to lift the engine out of the car, an 
alternative is to remove the crossmember to gain clearance.  I did this 
once because I had to swap out a bent crossmember.  I did not know what 
to expect, but as it turned out, it was less daunting than an engine 

However, if in fact pieces broke, you will want to take the engine to a 
rebuilder to repair possibly damaged cylinder walls.  Any kind of valve 
train breakage is likely to drop something in to the cylinder where it 
will be bashed around.  So taking it out may be inevitable.

Dan DiBiase wrote:

>Roger Bonnick <> wrote:  Thanks, Paul.
>Would this be a potential engine out or in situ job?
>Roger,  checking the valves and such is definitely done without removing the  
>engine. The same with removing the head. But checking the bearings  requires 
>removal of the sump - and several bolts are blocked by the  crossmember, 
>meaning that you'd really need to loosen the engine mounts  and jack the 
>engine up a bit. 

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