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This is a discussion on Engine Hoist Help within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok i have 2 dumb questions every one will get a giggle. What tonage engine hoist do i need to ...

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    Engine Hoist Help

    Ok i have 2 dumb questions every one will get a giggle.

    What tonage engine hoist do i need to pull the LS1, 3/4, 1, 2 ton?

    And the best for last, where the heck do i attach the hoist chains to the engine?

    I saw one picture in my engine hoist search here, and it looks like he had it bolted to the heads front and back. I have never done engine work before and have no clue. I need to attach the hoist so i can lift the engine a tad for replacing the motor mounts.

    Thanks

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    why not just jack up on the oil pan area? put a board across the entire pan.

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    You need to get an adapter to pull the engine. You have to remove the intake and then the adapter plate bolts into it's place. Hook the chain up to that and out it comes with no problems. I forget where I seen them for sale. I think the WS6 store has them but i'm not too sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    why not just jack up on the oil pan area? put a board across the entire pan.
    I'm with him. If its just to replace the engine mounts, the engine wouln't actually need to be lifted out, just raised up a little bit.

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    I would take the oil pan route but there is strong advice to becareful or you could damage the oil pick up. I understand why the board is needed, you have to transfer from the jack's point load to a broader distrubuted load. Something tells me this would require knowing how thick the board should be and how big the board should be. My guess is 5/8 inch plus in thickness and something pretty close to the size and shape of the oil pan. The last thing i need is to screw that up.

    Has any one jacked up the engine from the oil pan using a board before?

    I don't mind using a hoist to lift the engine a tad. I think it's something you need to learn some time. I'm all for the right tool for the right job.

    Thanks for the info.

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    jack up the pan bro. your wasting your time removing the intake ect. to do mounts.

    your not going to mangle the pick-up screen on an aluminum pan which you have. a steel oil pan will bend in and restrict the flow, tweek the screen/tube.

    what your trying to do is spread the lifting force around the pan surface instead of centralizing it and cracking the pan. allthough i don't recommend it , but with a board you can lift the whole front end of the car off the ground. a 6x6 by 1in thick block will sufice.
    just make sure it's not on the rise for the drain plug when you lift it.

    for safty reasons i stick a 6x6x6 block in between the pan and crossmember after i lift the engine to save a few fingers if something decides to move around.

    it's ok to swear at the enginier that designed the process of the backwards through bolts.

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