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Engine removal....

Ok ..i dont know what to do. Should i take it out from the top or the bottom? Can someone link me to some good links about the removal other then clarks...If i want to get the engine out with the bellhousing on ..how do i go about doing that? This will be my all day project tomorrow ...
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IMO I have always remooved them drom the top. But, all of the ones i have removed have had the cam and head off. usally in this order.

1. With head and cam housing off. ( exaust is dropped at tha t point. coolant bypass pipe is remooved.

2. Unbolt and drop power steering pump. and remove coolant hoses. remove fans, put a piece of board in front of rad. so it motor slips foreward it does not hurt the fins

3. Unbolt and drop a/c compressor. leave lines connected.

4. Unbolt at bell housing and flex plate ( if auto) or flywheel.

5. unplug all connectors of coarse. !!! to block, most came off with the head.

6. Support engine on stand...remove motor mount supports completelt from right and left side. this goves you the most room to manuver swing the block out. ..have not done one in a while, but you may also have to loosen the lower sub frame bolts to get the block to clear the rack. or loosen the rack and swing it foreward of the crossmember.

I hope this helps.
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Everyone I've talked to who has done it both ways says it's easier out the bottom.
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Ok I got everything in the front out of the way. Im doing the back of the engine now..i cut all the zip ties and pulled all the wires that were connected to the battery through the firewall. Im trying to pull the damn DME wires out of the firewall but i have no leverage to get it out ...i disconnected the clip on the computer but are there anymore places i have to remove connecters to pull it through the firewall?

Also ..what am i supposed to do about the bell housing? Remove the 4 bolts that hold the torque tube i assume (whats the trick to get those suckers off also?) ..then what?
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There is a guy on a german website who did it through the bottom - you might be able to use some off the pictures as a reference - or try and translate it via babelfish.

might help might not - but here we go .......

http://www.pff-online.de/

then scroll down till you see 944 - once there is the thread with 5 yellow stars - as i said you might be able to translate it via babelfish ( a free translator).
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thanks ..but hes putting it in ..im looking to take it out ..
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I dont know about the S2 but in my 924S it was alot easier to drop the engine from the bottom, Why do you want to take it out with the bell housing??? I would think you need to drop the whole torque tube because the shaft runs into the bell housing?? I dont know but if you need some help on a weekend or something Drop me a line you know the #. We gotta get some more P-cars running in G-town man
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Yes, you have to remove the 4 bolts from the central tube - you can leave the bellhousing on to leave it on the torque tube - either case, the transmission IS out of the car, isn't it???

It is much easier out the bottom

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I have to take out the tranny?? damn
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No, you don't need to pull the trans. We do it with the clutch housing on the engine or off. The cooling fans have to come out and I would take the rad out (although it's not strictly necessary)
Remove the distributor cap and rotor arm and the oil filter. The engine comes out underneath. Careful is the watchword as you pul the engine forward and downwards. It's possible to leave the crossmember on the engine, but much easier if it's out of the way.

The steering shaft can get caught up and make sure all the wiring is clear as you remove the motor.
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thanks ..but hes putting it in ..im looking to take it out ..
Removal is the reverse of installation?
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I am doing this exact same thing Cooler, also looking for some advice, Anyone have a time estimate for a first timer?
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I have already removed the radiator and fans ...and all the stuff that has to come off the engine ...The only part i need to do now is remove the torque tube bolts ..and remove the suspention..and pull the wireing harness through the firewall. Any tips on that? I have it disconnected inside the car now.
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