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Old 01-14-2010, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by timothale
on some cars you can loosen the motor mounts. jack up the engine and put wood blocks under the mounts. turn the crank to a get throw clearance, drop the oil pump pickup into the pan and then slide it out. still a real hassel. we have drilled out broken exhaust studs a couple of times then used a longer bolt and nut. but if you have my luck the one that broke is in a spot where you can't drill a thru hole.
I've found that by the time you go through all this trouble, you're really on a few bellhousing bolts and a hoist away from pulling the motor. Of course, the problem with doing that is the MIGHTASWELLS...
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