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This is a discussion on engine removal within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; anyone have a good write up or a link to a good write up on how to remove the engine ...

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    anyone have a good write up or a link to a good write up on how to remove the engine from the top. I'd rather pull it out with a cherry picker, looks easier and i happen to have a cherry picker so thats the way i wanna do it. i'm just looking for a good write up with pics and a list of tools needed would be sweet ... googled for like an hour last night nothing worth looking at

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    I picked up a book at my local Barnes and Noble called How To Build High Performance Chevy Ls1/Ls6 V-8. They have a pretty good guide on how to remove the engine. It was about 25 bucks or so.

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    37684365864x easier to do it from the bottom


    just saying

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    dunno about through the top, but here's an awesome write-up on how to remove from the bottom.click here

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    yea..drop it...dont pull from the top.

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    im gonna check out that book and i'll look around but i dunno what im gonna do yet :/

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    It'll come out the top if you want it to. Just dig in start doing it. Remove all the accesories, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, and radiator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    It'll come out the top if you want it to. Just dig in start doing it. Remove all the accesories, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, and radiator.
    It will come out the top like Cutlass said. Its probably easier to do it from the bottom, but its not a terrible process from the top either. Just get all the accessories, etc. removed and its not that bad.

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    Try and PM squirlnutz. I think he just pull his motor out the top recently

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    I think I might go from the bottom cause when i do its gonna be heads, cam, intake and TB and headers so i think bottom is the route im goin...looked over the write up provided by lvbroham it doesnt look too nasty and time is on my side so we'll see...i'll be sure to keep you guys posted on how it goes, thanks for the inputs

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    I saw a how to online where a guy used the cherry picker to lift the nose of the car off the subframe. Can't remember where I saw it, but it seemed to work pretty good. Maybe someone else knows the ink. I remember the guy put his back tires on an old set of wheels so the car wouldn't roll, then lifted the nose buy running a chain around the radiator support. I would find a bolting point to lift from so you don't scratch or bend anything, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    I saw a how to online where a guy used the cherry picker to lift the nose of the car off the subframe. Can't remember where I saw it, but it seemed to work pretty good. Maybe someone else knows the ink. I remember the guy put his back tires on an old set of wheels so the car wouldn't roll, then lifted the nose buy running a chain around the radiator support. I would find a bolting point to lift from so you don't scratch or bend anything, though.
    yeah i've seen it too, my advice to you OP, just because you have a tool, doesnt mean you have to use it, when your sink clogs your not going to run to an expert and say "okay my sinks busted and i want to fix it useing my hammer, because i have a hammer, so how do i do it?"
    Last edited by justinmc978; 04-01-2010 at 07:41 AM.

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    ya i feel ya...It just seems easier (in my brain) to cherry pick it but then again I haven't done either but from what I read goin from the bottom is easier so i'll get ahold of a couple jacks and do it that way

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    yeah i have 2 friends that have both pulled theirs 1 from the top and 1 from the bottom, i was helping with both and let me tell ya the bottom pull was a millon times easier

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