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Old 01-21-2019, 08:06 PM
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Default Dropping a 964 motor with a BendPak hd-9 help

I am thinking of purchasing but wanna know if it's possible to drop the motor/tranny with this particular 4 post.

The hd9 has 2 rail position. At its widest it's 44 3/8.

I'm wondering if 44 inches will allow enough width to get this motor out.

Any help would be appreciated. By someone who has done it or someone who knows the widest width dimension of the 964 motor.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:42 PM
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Should work.... the 964's lift points are in front of the rear wheel, so as long as the arms are not protruding under the car, the engine can be dropped.

The entire engine is behind the rear wheels.

Using my scissors lift
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:27 PM
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With that scissor did it get in the way of the tranny at all?
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:05 AM
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I dropped my 993 engine and trans on an Atlas 6000 scissor lift. There was just enough room for the trans to clear.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Jlbarnett
I dropped my 993 engine and trans on an Atlas 6000 scissor lift. There was just enough room for the trans to clear.
Thanks. That's very good to know!!!!
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:23 PM
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So no one else has experience with a 4 post lift and dropping an engine?
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:35 PM
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^^^ There is a thread on Pelican about 4-post lifts and dropping an engine where several folks have been successful, including with the one you mentioned. I remember coming across it when I was looking for a lift and I was debating on which kind, 4-post, Maxjax, or midrise. I ultimately decided on the Bendpak MD-6XP midrise lift and I couldn’t be happier.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:18 PM
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Thank you very much!!!! I think I'm gonna go that route!!!
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Originally Posted by uwrasta View Post
With that scissor did it get in the way of the tranny at all?
I cut out the rear crossbar! I have no concerns about structural integrity. I have lifted my X5 with it for routine maintenance.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LouZ View Post
I cut out the rear crossbar! I have no concerns about structural integrity. I have lifted my X5 with it for routine maintenance.
You could have simply turned the lift around to clear without cutting the crossbar.
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My Scissor lift doesn't have a cross bar at the back. I dropped my C4 engine and transmission by myself with it. I don't think I could do the same with the other orientation as the hydraulic rams would foul on the transmission.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by John McM
My Scissor lift doesn't have a cross bar at the back. I dropped my C4 engine and transmission by myself with it. I don't think I could do the same with the other orientation as the hydraulic rams would foul on the transmission.
What brand and model do you have
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Originally Posted by uwrasta View Post
What brand and model do you have
Mine is a Chinese produced rebranded model sold in New Zealand

I believe this is the same lift https://www.harborfreight.com/6000-l...ift-91315.html
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Ya I was looking at it but the HF lift looks like there is a bar in the back
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:43 PM
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I have that Bend Pak. Easy to drop the engine
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