Engine pull advise please!!!

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  1. DVIOUS

    DVIOUS a.k.a TZA

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    Hey guys, I am ready to pull my engine eneything is disconnected and ready to go.

    What I am needing help with is to know what people recommend is the best place to bolt the engine up with chains? locations?

    I am looking at the bolts on either side of the plenum and considering getting longer bolts high tensile bolts and attaching the chain to these! any alternative sugestions why or why not!?

    I have the engine hoist with an engine leveler on it.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. zedboy

    zedboy Active Member

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    I haven't pulled any with chains on a zed...you pulling the gearbox aswell? If so you would be better of with a strap running through the front four runners on the plennum. I have pulled 2 engines and boxes this way.

     
  3. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

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    In addition to this, use an old seatbelt from the wreckers, its plenty strong and wide, so shoouldn't cause any damage. There is limited room to get your leveller and chains on it, just be mindful that the plenum is cast alloy, and needs proper support to pull the engine.
    Just make sure that the plenum side brackets are on, they are a bronze coloured bracket right in the middle on either side of the plenum that bolts it to the cylinder head. Without this, you will be placing undue strain on the rest of the plenum (trying to fold it up like a butterfly's wings :eek: )
     
  4. DVIOUS

    DVIOUS a.k.a TZA

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    I was just going to pull the engine, not the box.

     
  5. DVIOUS

    DVIOUS a.k.a TZA

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    Would those really thick tie down straps work?
    i also have 4WD tow ropes at home.
    Okay?

     
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

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    Should do the trick mate. It's just a exercise in common sense, don't lift off a weak point, and try not to damage it. engine is about 300kg so will do damage if it falls / slips. Try to use the strap rather than the hook.
     
  7. DVIOUS

    DVIOUS a.k.a TZA

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    No worries!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for your help guys!!!
    bought a tie down strap today good for 1100kg
    that should be strong enough.
    Yes, will tie it up not using the metal tie downs

     

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