How to remove the block from a 185?

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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby underscore » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:12 am

With the head gone he'll need a lot less clearance than usual to get it out, the front end might be able to go high enough just using normal jacks.
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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby awdmofo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:07 pm

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underscore wrote:In my head you'd need less clearance to slide it out the bottom than pull it out the top, but I could be wrong. Taking off the hood and front bumper should gain you some extra room.


Hood was taken off 2 months ago when I started working on it and kept hitting my head :nono:. I guess I could remove the front bumper but don't see how it will give me much more room unless you are talking about room for lifting the car and lowering the motor and trans out?


It sounds crazy, but once you remove the front bumper leave the crash bar in place. Then loop a strong chain around the front crash bar/bumper reinforcement. This will give you the leverage you'll need. Place wheel chocks on the rear tires, lift the car with an engine hoist and roll the motor out. You'll thank us later, and your also going to kick yourself for removing the head with the motor still in the car :pissed: :P


Well, don't have the remove or equipment to have removed the motor before taking the head off to see what the real cause of the engine failure. I did the best with what I have, and now Im fixing up my friends MR2 3S 2nd gen motor on the side at a neighbors house so All I have to do is remove the engine/trans out by lifting the car and lowing it all out. then I can remove the engine from the trans, check out the clutch/flywheel and replace/resurface if needed and slap the rebuilt engine on the trans and back in everything goes.
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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby awdmofo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:53 pm

underscore wrote:With the head gone he'll need a lot less clearance than usual to get it out, the front end might be able to go high enough just using normal jacks.


This video shows the guy using standard stands to hold the car up with the front bumper on and the guy raising the engine/trans up from the bottom. Is this what you're talking about?

*edit I guess I can't post links on the forum?? :shrug:?
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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby underscore » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:48 pm

Yes.
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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby awdmofo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:12 pm

underscore wrote:Yes.


Might have hit a snag, just looking at pics of my friends 91 mr2 3S engine. I see the alternator is on the intake manifold side of the block, and IIRC the mr2's had electric power assisted steering as an upgrade option so there is no PS pump... :roll: does that mean I will have to switch out the crank pulley from my engine and or anything else to get his engine to work/mate up with my transmission?
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Re: How to remove the block from a 185?

Postby awdmofo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:19 am

Yes, to my last question. found out I will have to swap my Alltrac stuff over to the mr2 block. no biggie though.
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