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Old 11-18-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend mechanic tools set that I can use to remove engine from my car.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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Floor jack
Jackstands
Engine hoist
Engine stand
Assortment of Phillips, flathead and Torx screwdrivers
Metric 3/8" 6-point socket set and driver
Metric 1/2" 6-point socket set and 18" breaker bar
Various driver extensions
Set of metric external and internal star bit sockets
Set of metric ratcheting box-end wrenches
Several cans of PB Blaster
Bentley manual
Plastic bags and Sharpie for labeling fasteners/minor parts as you remove them
Notebook and pencil to record removal sequence
Work gloves

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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If you dont already have a fully stocked tool chest then Im gonna go out on a limb and say youre not ready for complete engine removal/installation.

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Old 11-18-2017, 07:52 PM   #4
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If you dont already have a fully stocked tool chest then Im gonna go out on a limb and say youre not ready for complete engine removal/installation.

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I have one but I want portable set of tools to take to junk yard see if I can find replacement engine there.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:13 PM   #5
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I have one but I want portable set of tools to take to junk yard see if I can find replacement engine there.


Oh ok...my bad...sorry!

In that case Id say load up pretty much everything you got...better to have too much than find yourself needing something you left at home.

Maybe throw in a cordless impact with a couple fully charged batteries? A couple pry bars?


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Old 11-18-2017, 08:48 PM   #6
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I have one but I want portable set of tools to take to junk yard see if I can find replacement engine there.
No yard I've ever been to would allow you to remove an engine yourself. The liability would be through the roof. Besides, pretty much every yard I've been to removes any engine and transmission of value before anything else.
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No yard I've ever been to would allow you to remove an engine yourself. The liability would be through the roof. Besides, pretty much every yard I've been to removes any engine and transmission of value before anything else.
No kidding. Not to mention how long it takes---no you-pull-it I've been to would want me hanging out in the yard all day. And then there's the matter of getting it home: Most yards are gravel, and how are you going to tote an engine across that on a hoist or engine stand?
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No kidding. Not to mention how long it takes---no you-pull-it I've been to would want me hanging out in the yard all day. And then there's the matter of getting it home: Most yards are gravel, and how are you going to tote an engine across that on a hoist or engine stand?
This yard let pull your own engine http://www.littletonupull.com/YardInfo.aspx I can place it on back of home depot truck and take home. How long does it take to unbolt engine mounts and transmission and pull it out ?
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All the time. They even have gantry chainfalls to aid you (!!!!)

I've done it a few times. But I usually break the engine down partially first,
load it into their wheelbarrow, then reassemble (the 'complete engine' is cheaper than the parts)

It can be done in a focussed afternoon. It helps that they cut the exhausts off.

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I would recommend a powered reciprocating saw to cut down on time if they allow those. Some yards won't allow it.

For sure lithium powered impact guns and electric ratchets, again to cut down on time.

I would cut all the wiring to save time as well.

If they don't allow the saw, maybe try sneaking one in and see if they notice.

For sure e torx sockets, a multitude of extensions, short, long, very long.

Wrenches to remove hydraulic clutch lines if manual, if auto, then not needed. For sure need a jack of some sort to lift engine to get to exhaust manifold bolts easier and motor mount bolts.

Maybe look at a diy guide on removing engine.
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