Ok so I got the motor out. Took me about 5 and a Half Hours (By Myself) Using a lift, engine lift, Set of tools, and force. Went fairly smooth..
Steps I took:
- First set the car on the Lift wile it was still running.
- Got the engine warm to test the compression wile I still had the engine hooked up to the battery. I pulled all of the plugs out and tested each cylinder, cranking it over 5-6 times. I got a reading of around 150 on all the cylinders. I figure that due to the constancy I am looking good but I have not looked up the spec yet.
- Next I lifting the truck up and drained the Coolant out.. As much as i could, still got a lot off the floor.
- I pulled as much stuff out of my way as I could to help pull the motor out later. I pretty much ripped out the grille, radiator bracket, loosened up the fan shroud, Then pulled up the AC condenser and radiator. Anything I though was in the way I just pulled out.
- I took off the AC Compressor earlier to get out the Number 1 Spark plug and just left it to the side.
- I removed the, Coolent hoses running into the car, Steering hoses, Wiring to the Modules, and cut the wiring going down to the tranny and transfer case, and cut the wiring going to the fire wall, removed the fuel line and tranycooling lines and were mounted to the motor.
- I next lifted up the truck to remove the bell housing bolts.
- To get to the bell housing bolts on the top I put a tranny jack under the tranny and unbolted the bracket that supports the trans/transfercase. This allowed the engine to swing down and make it possible to get to the top bell housing bolts.
- I took all out but one (two actually, I did not see the last one hiding behind shift cable assembly)
- I jacked the transmission back up and bolted back the mount
- Wile the truck was still in the air I took off the inspection cover on the bell housing and took off the 4 bolts holding in the torque converter
- I next just took the nuts off the bolts running through the engine mounts to get them ready
- lowered the truck and hooked up the chain to lift the motor. I bolted the one end on the AC compressor bracket and the other end through the intake manifold in the back right of the engine.
- I lifted the engine up a bit and forcefully wiggled the bolts out.
- More lift on the engine and some more wiggling and It popped right out (kinda eventually)
I am keeping the donor car around until I get everything in my CJ just incase I forget a part to transfer over