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Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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Hey everyone I am in need of a absolute legend to help me get my engine out and back in one weekend from some time now onwards so I can repair a thread in the head and get the motor back in in one day or two.... I am located in Johnsonville, Wellington and will have a engine hoist and a trolley jack sort of contraption I am borrowing off a mate to make the job as easy as I can

I will shout food and some beers(if u don’t drink just say what you want for your time and it’s a deal)

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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Pulling the engine might take longer than pulling just the head which would let you get it repaired still. If you still want to pull the engine then you might as well get common service items done while it's out

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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mknz wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Pulling the engine might take longer than pulling just the head which would let you get it repaired still. If you still want to pull the engine then you might as well get common service items done while it's out
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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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mknz wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Pulling the engine might take longer than pulling just the head which would let you get it repaired still. If you still want to pull the engine then you might as well get common service items done while it's out
Yea I heard it’ll be a mission if I pull the head off won’t I need to machine the head and block? The engine has had most seals and gaskets replaced before I put the motor in les then 1 year ago and it’s only done 1,500ks since then.... just need this exhaust manifold stud thread in the head rethreaded to stop the exhaust leak and to get a cert for engine swap

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kyle mills-brown wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:14 am
Yea I heard it’ll be a mission if I pull the head off won’t I need to machine the head and block? The engine has had most seals and gaskets replaced before I put the motor in les then 1 year ago and it’s only done 1,500ks since then.... just need this exhaust manifold stud thread in the head rethreaded to stop the exhaust leak and to get a cert for engine swap
If everything's fine then you shouldn't need to. The block is iron so the chance of needing to be machined for this purpose is low. The head surface should be checked, possibly machined but I doubt it unless it's suffered from overheating.

It's also a bit easier to repair the head if it's by itself since it's easier to handle and clamp down on

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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kyle mills-brown wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:14 am
mknz wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Pulling the engine might take longer than pulling just the head which would let you get it repaired still. If you still want to pull the engine then you might as well get common service items done while it's out
Yea I heard it’ll be a mission if I pull the head off won’t I need to machine the head and block? The engine has had most seals and gaskets replaced before I put the motor in les then 1 year ago and it’s only done 1,500ks since then.... just need this exhaust manifold stud thread in the head rethreaded to stop the exhaust leak and to get a cert for engine swap
If you just need it retreaded then is it possible to just run a tap down and put a new stud / bolt in ?
I can have a look at it this weekend Sunday maby ?
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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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mknz wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:49 am
kyle mills-brown wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:14 am
Yea I heard it’ll be a mission if I pull the head off won’t I need to machine the head and block? The engine has had most seals and gaskets replaced before I put the motor in les then 1 year ago and it’s only done 1,500ks since then.... just need this exhaust manifold stud thread in the head rethreaded to stop the exhaust leak and to get a cert for engine swap
If everything's fine then you shouldn't need to. The block is iron so the chance of needing to be machined for this purpose is low. The head surface should be checked, possibly machined but I doubt it unless it's suffered from overheating.

It's also a bit easier to repair the head if it's by itself since it's easier to handle and clamp down on
Hey everything seems fine I do have a odd slow coolant usage issue that I am not sure if it uses coolant or is leaking somewhere so not sure if I should pull the head off.... I do have a brand new head gasket but I’ll also need new bolts won’t I?

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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*84vvt wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:11 pm
kyle mills-brown wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:14 am
mknz wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Pulling the engine might take longer than pulling just the head which would let you get it repaired still. If you still want to pull the engine then you might as well get common service items done while it's out
Yea I heard it’ll be a mission if I pull the head off won’t I need to machine the head and block? The engine has had most seals and gaskets replaced before I put the motor in les then 1 year ago and it’s only done 1,500ks since then.... just need this exhaust manifold stud thread in the head rethreaded to stop the exhaust leak and to get a cert for engine swap
If you just need it retreaded then is it possible to just run a tap down and put a new stud / bolt in ?
I can have a look at it this weekend Sunday maby ?
Colin
Hey yea it’s the exhaust manifold thread next to the water pump where the manifold usually get an exhaust leak.... looks very hard to get to and I’ve previously tried to heli coil that thread as it was stripped and it held fine until I took off the turbo and put it back on its just loose so not sure and yea that would be perfect if you could check it out this weekend here’s my phone number you can text me so we can sort that out :D

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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If its got a heil coil in all ready you will have to remove it and fit another one .
so yes the exhaust will have to come off so engine out time but no need to remove the head as a new heil coil can be fitted with head on.
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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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*84vvt wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:42 pm
If its got a heil coil in all ready you will have to remove it and fit another one .
so yes the exhaust will have to come off so engine out time but no need to remove the head as a new heil coil can be fitted with head on.
Yea hopefully the heli coil will hold again haha I maybe have not done a good job at installing it the first time

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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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Pick a date and I'll see if I can come along and lend a hand. I won't be much more use than manual labor but happy to assist where I can.
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Re: Need help getting a engine in and out for a day

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gruk wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:58 pm
Pick a date and I'll see if I can come along and lend a hand. I won't be much more use than manual labor but happy to assist where I can.
Cheers mate I am gonna see if I can just slap in a new heli coil before I drop the motor but if I need to drop the motor I’ll keep you up to date :D

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