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Old 05-15-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Where to lift the engine with a hoist, like where to bolt on the chain. I'm putting long tubes on and need to support engine.
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I've used an exhaust stud (or wraped the chain around the manifold) and a long bolt on the timing cover before. But be very careful it doesn't slip!
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Dang, well I'm doing long tubes so I can't do the manifold or bolts. I guess I will have to find something. I can't believe there isn't a good straight forward bolt to do this with. Without taking the intake off.
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You could just put a jack stand with a block of wood on it under the oil pan.
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You could just put a jack stand with a block of wood on it under the oil pan.
This is true too. Most LT installs would be easier dropping the k member anyways. When I installed my LT's that's what I did.
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I jacked up on the pan doing longtubes in my 5.0 but for the modular, support the motor and drop the k member.

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I've used an exhaust stud (or wraped the chain around the manifold) and a long bolt on the timing cover before. But be very careful it doesn't slip!

Please don't do this , that's retarded
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None taken, but how is that retarded when taking an engine out? Cause its kinda retarded that you call that retarded......lol
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Because wrapping a chain around a plastic manifold to lift a 500lb engine up (more if the trans is attached) is pretty effing dumb. Just saying. Even if you are talking about a metal manifold that's still not smart.
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I think your thinking I'm taking about the intake manifold. I'm talking about an exhaust manifold lol
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Those are tiny bolts that hold the exhaust manifolds into the heads, that's not smart either. Use the bolt holes where the accessory brackets go or wrap a fat cargo strap around the accessory brackets if they are still bolted to the front of the motor. Then throw a few bolts in the block where the trans bolts to and hook to them. Pull out with a load leveler attached to the cherry picker.
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They hold the weight fine. You forget the weight is spread out over eight of those "little bolts". Every time I have ever pulled a motor (which has been more tmes than i can count on various cars of my own, and/or at some mechanic shops ive worked at in the past), I use a bolt on the front timing cover or the wrap you mentioned and an exhaust bolt(s) or the manifold. And on a side note, especially on these 4.6's, you can always get to use a bolt to where the tranny mounts. Sometimes you have to rock it forward and possibly remove the radiator, to get to it, but its not always an option. And for the purpose of the OP, he needs to drop the k member anyways...smh
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K member is gonna go back in today and should be on the road
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