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Old 04-18-2004, 09:34 AM
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removing camaro engine by removing sub-frame

my friend Mr. Know It All came over and asked why i took my engine out of my camaro with a hoist instead of just dis- connecting the sub frame and rolling it out from under the car. i didnt know what he was talking about but now i do (of course! like i had a choice!) it still think he is full of crap since you still would have to deal with the steering, brakes, some other crap. maybe if there was a reason. maybe if my car somehow gets painted before i can put the motor back it it might be safer but other than that, when i asked on the camaro site the easiest way to remove an engine nobody mentioned this technique.

anybody done this before?

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why would you remove that much stuff just to get an engine out??? sounds like a hell of a lot of work.
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ive done it on a trans am its handy if you havent got an engine crane or 4 strong people.....but its a good way of doing it if you want the subframe off anyway...i spose you can pull the tranny easy like that to...theres advantages and disadvantage to anything really...if all you were trying to acheive is taking the engine out you did best.
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I think a lot of guys think this way, because thats the way they were put together at the factory. Building a car at the factory is a lot different than taking one apart at home.

Even if I was taking out the subframe, I would still pull the motor 1st. Like you said, Bull, there is a lot more tthere than engine hookups.
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:47 PM
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It's easier to lift the engine out of the car in lieu of lifting the car off of the engine.

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First thing that comes to mind is rebleeding your brakes (which I HATE), you have to disconnect the transmission at some point anyway. Where would you be ahead? You can pull the motor in 2 hours...
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:26 AM
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With the front clip off you should be able to pull the engine in 30 min.

If you pull the frame remember you will have to align the wheel base and the front wheels again.

If you pull as a combo. you still have the same amount of work to pull the engine off the frame.

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