Originally Posted by Taxman
I put a 2x4 under my oil pan an floor to support the engine... I dunno if you need it or not.... You have to have the car up pretty high so the bell housing clears the car when you pull it... An the engine has two Dow pins to align the bell housing to the engine... This can be a pain in the *** to get off.. Also there are two bolts on the engine side that bolt that plate " I don't know what it's called" but they need to be removed.. An there were 5 bolts to my trans/ engine... Just make sure every bolt is out before you start prying on it...
---------- Post added at 05:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:40 PM ----------
An remember clutch dust contains asbestos (if you have a stick )
Good pointer on the clutch dust.I never really thought about that.
I'm not sure that you need to support the engine.at least I never have with good results.
And also he is changing a manual so I'm pretty sure he should be able to leave the bell housing on and just remove the trans.the he won't have to mess with the starter.
I usually support the trans with a jack to just get the bolts out.then when I am ready I get a good grip on it and then have a friend pull the Jack out.now depending on what exhaust mid pipe you have.on my h pipe I am able to pull the trans back and rest the tail shaft on the cross pipe,then put the front of the trans on my chest.then I slide the trans toward the front of the car off my chest.that technique works best for me.
One more thing.most people might not do this but IMO it is easier.I fill the transmission fluid when I have the trans out of the car.then I use a plastic baggy and tape it around the tailshaft very good so it don't spill.I have had good reliefs doing this.but you do have to be a hair more careful not to tip the trans a whole lot so you don't loose a bunch of fluid.