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Old 03-27-2009, 05:46 PM
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pulling an engine from an OBS Q?S

does anyone know if i can squeeze the engine out without pulling the entire front clip? i assume if i have to pull the front end, i have to pull fenders, bumper, core support and all? ooorrr if i pull the fan off can i squeeze it out?
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:48 PM
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Faster to pull the cab.......
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:58 PM
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i put mine in with out pulling the clip. it was tight but not to bad. Put a powerstroke in the place of and old 302.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:08 PM
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cooool. ill take a PS over a gasser any day lol. ill try to squeeze it without pulling the clip. my dad says it cant be done, but i call BS. thanks for replying. ill let everyone know how it goes. i just bought a 96 ext. cab with a bad engine and im swapping engines from my 94.5 tomorrow morning. the engine is almost out of my 94.5. i wont have issues with the front clip because i cut the upper support off, because it was cracked and about to break anyway.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:16 PM
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i have the answer! automatic: will fit if the fan is removed. flex plate will be very close to the cowl and the harmonic balancer will almost touch the upper support.
manual: it will save time to pull the clutch off before you pull it out

just for the record, the swap went well. we were able to get it done over the weekend.
f-250 with bad PSD: $1400
4 gallons of motor oil and an oil filter: $75
3 gallons of antifreeze: $37
rear main seal : $57 ($43 after my discount )
food from 711: $17
fuel for the heater:$ 25
labor: $bleeding knuckles, greasy clothes, headaches from the lack of sleep and missing the opportunity to go to an awesome party
firing up a powerstroke and having everything workout perfect: priceless
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:20 PM
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Sounds like it went great. Pics?
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:32 PM
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glad to hear the swap went well, it is always the best feeling when it starts right up after a major project
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:48 PM
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it went awesome. we ran into a couple of problems, like messed up threads on the front of the crank, because my buddy didnt pay attention when he put the puller on for the harmonic balancer. i had to re-tap the first 2-3 threads. other than a few stupid things like that and getting to bed by daylight and running on 4 hours of sleep for 3 nights in a row, it went well. we were craving doughnuts on the way home at 6AM, so we stopped and got some maple doughnuts. on the way home the baja bug transaxle went KABOOM! it grinds worse in neutral than in gear. third gear locks up the tires. i made it home, but coasted in the driveway while it was clanking and grinding. needless to say......its toast. so it looks like i have another project. this one will be easier though. anyway, the truck runs awesome and ive put about 100 miles on it since lastnight. here is the only pic of the swap i have.
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