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Old 03-15-2017, 09:05 PM
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It's a fortune cookie ... Egads! Suspect PO or shop tried to do a "temp plug" and used wrong material ...
Matthew, it beggars belief whatever it is. I have my other 964 to drive in the meantime so this reseal and now cooling system flush as well can take as long as needed to get it right.
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I am too lazy to search, which car is going under the knife?
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I am too lazy to search, which car is going under the knife?
White car.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:20 AM
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Is it still an engine drop when you lift the car off the engine? It's semantics, because all that matters is the engine and transmission are out and I didn't break anything. I learned the hard way last time that it's easier to avoid leaks/spills than clean up the mess. This time I siphoned the power steering reservoir and drained the two pipes slowly into the cut-off bottom of a plastic bottle. Barely a drop leaked. It helps to measure the amount taken out for when it's time to refill. 450ml is the total.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:24 AM
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As my car is RHD C4, I had to remove the clutch pipe that loops under the transmission, otherwise the transmission could hit it on the drop. I cut up an old pipe then sealed and folded the end. It worked as a blanking plug. Btw the plug couldn't have been in a worse place, the moment I loosened the connector I had fluid running down my arm.
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With the pipe sorted I decided to make the drop very safe by removing the starter motor when the engine was half way dropped. This meant I didn't have to worry about it fouling the driveshaft on that side.

BTW I fully recommend a lift. I competed this drop with no help and no issues and it was so much easier than with the jack stands etc. Next up is transmission off and the engine on to the yoke.
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With the White car out of action I've been driving the Silver car. I noticed that the HVAC wasn't working unless on the blue position. A classic sign the rear blower wasn't working. Sure enough the fuse had blown (30A in rear fuse box)

Rather than hope it would just go away and risk blowing more fuses I installed my spare fan ex the White car. Full fan function is back. I had a look at the old fan. Nothing obvious but I'll replace it in due course so I don't end up with a big deferred maintenance list on my cars.
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Nice protection of the new paint job. Everything looks so clean already. Going to make "bag and tag" less of a mess... Btw, I saw there was a post to this thread at 2:30am pst, I was viewing at 10:00am PST and could not see post. I am just getting back to RL viewing at 7:00pm PST and obviously see it. I see you had carrier support welded, did you paint or powder coat all of carrier. I have on order and may prime/paint the bare metal at minimum before taking to have stitch welds and then decide to paint or powder coat

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Nice protection of the new paint job. Everything looks so clean already. Going to make "bag and tag" less of a mess... Btw, I saw there was a post to this thread at 2:30am pst, I was viewing at 10:00am PST and could not see post. I am just getting back to RL viewing at 7:00pm PST and obviously see it. I see you had carrier support welded, did you paint or powder coat all of carrier. I have on order and may prime/paint the bare metal at minimum before taking to have stitch welds and then decide to paint or powder coat
This software is a pain. At least the posts are eventually seen. The engine carrier was powder coated along with the engine tin. It seems to have held up well. The metal was in good condition before the covering as the New Zealand climate is benign.
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I used the Pelican parts lift bar with a generic engine crane to get the engine on the yoke. I chose a three point lift using the engine carrier and the prefitted yoke as lift points. It took a few goes to get the engine level and lifted enough to get it in the stand. I did the engine drop, transmission separation and fitting to the yoke with no help. Lastly I cleaned up my garage as I don't want a mess to walk around in while I focus on the engine.
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Lastly for day one I removed the engine carrier, intake assembly and fan/alternator.

Intake valves and power steering pump belt look fine.
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Day 2. Just 90 minutes after work. Everything has been removed off the top of the engine. Lots of bolts.
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Hi John - Can you tell me where you sourced that bodywork protection. Its exactly what I've been looking for
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Originally Posted by robt964 View Post
Hi John - Can you tell me where you sourced that bodywork protection. Its exactly what I've been looking for
Hi Rob, Pelican parts. It's a Colgan product. Be aware though that they put the hard pad on the right fender, when we really need it on the left for the air con compressor.
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