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Unread 06-02-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Engine Jack Point Question - Update

Going to put in my BL & BMML tomorrow (it's been sitting around way too long). Body lift looks like no real big deal, but on the JKS BMML instructions it says to use the oil pan as a motor jack point - with a board to spread the wieght across the oil pan.

My question, would I be better to use a board & lift between the auto trans and the block ? If mine were a manual, would most likely use the bellhousing. Just wondering which makes more sence.

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Unread 06-02-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with using the oil pan, just use a 2x4 to distribute the weight evenly.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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Sounds good, I guess I'll cut a chunk and get with the program tomorrow.
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I was kinda worried about useing the pan and 2x4 but it worked great.

Start on the pass side it`s easier

Drivers side you may have to remove the mount from the block if you have air or take a dremel and grind alittle off the flange on the bolt head.

Don`t forget to loosen the tranny bolts on the bottom of the skid the directions may not day this but it needs to be done.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #5
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I lifted as much as I could from the tranny, but it wasn't enough. In the end, you'll need to use the pan at least for part of this.

I invested in an 8' piece of 4x4 soft pine, and cut it into various pieces. Use it all the time, on the floor jack and across a pair of jack stands.
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Drivers side you may have to remove the mount from the block if you have air or take a dremel and grind alittle off the flange on the bolt head.

Don`t forget to loosen the tranny bolts on the bottom of the skid the directions may not day this but it needs to be done.
Thanks Billllll - I did read that on 4x4explor site.

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I invested in an 8' piece of 4x4 soft pine, and cut it into various pieces. Use it all the time, on the floor jack and across a pair of jack stands.
PackMan - I'm also in the process of trying to finish my garage, only one small chunk of 4x4 - but lots of 2x4 pieces.
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Update

Body lift was an absolute walk in the park. About 90 min which included time for coffee & a sandwich.

That drivers side BMML w/AC really kicked my arse !! Wrestled with that one side for almost 2hrs start to finish. The fun factor was pretty low with that side. Passenger side was like 30 min.

That useing a 2x4 thing for lifting the motor via the oil pan did work - but ------- there has to be a better way -- did end up denting in the pan slightly. And for those wondering, no I did not crank on the jack like a madman.

Finally got that out of the way.
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Body lift was an absolute walk in the park. About 90 min which included time for coffee & a sandwich.

That drivers side BMML w/AC really kicked my arse !! Wrestled with that one side for almost 2hrs start to finish. The fun factor was pretty low with that side. Passenger side was like 30 min.

That useing a 2x4 thing for lifting the motor via the oil pan did work - but ------- there has to be a better way -- did end up denting in the pan slightly. And for those wondering, no I did not crank on the jack like a madman.

Finally got that out of the way.
The driver side wasnt that bad for me, I just took off the Bracket on the motor, 3 bolts. Much easier to get to than the bolts going into the chassis through the mount were.
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