Buying the right engine stand for the 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 04-01-2011, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Buying the right engine stand for the 7.3

I was at the tool store picking up a few things, and I asked the guy about engine stands. The biggest one he's got is a folding stand rated for 1500 lbs, and they're on sale.

Below is a link to their website.

In some of the threads I read people were having trouble getting the engine to fit their stand, something about the arms on the stand didn't stretch out enough to mount the engine where they wanted. I never pulled an engine before. I don't know what the back of one looks like, and where to mount it to the stand.

I also read that the engine needs to be upside down, for the oil pan to seal properly.


Last edited by websthes; 04-01-2011 at 09:07 AM.
websthes is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 04-02-2011, 07:34 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Engine Stand

I used a 1000 pound rated Harbor Freight engine stand to rebuild mine, it was a little shakey but held no problem, I did have to elongate the slots in the plate to get it to spread out enough to match the 7.3 bolt pattern. That 1500 pound you found looks much better that mine.

Thanks

Paul
pablito is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-13-2011, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got the 1500 pound stand, doesn't look the same as this one, but it looks pretty solid all the same

what kind of bolts do I need to mount the engine to the stand? I've got everything ready to pull the engine, I'd like to have everything ready and not have to leave the engine hanging from the hoist while I run to the store.
websthes is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-13-2011, 12:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used the bolts that hold the transmission and engine together, they are grade 5 or 8 so they will not be damaged.
pablito is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome