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Old 04-01-2011, 08:35 AM
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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.


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Old 04-02-2011, 07:34 AM
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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.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:50 AM
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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.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:23 PM
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I used the bolts that hold the transmission and engine together, they are grade 5 or 8 so they will not be damaged.
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