Started by bowlingbrad, 26 June 2018, 16:45
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Quote1. The Bentley manual has an 18 or twenty step procedure for removing the engine. And they do include AutoStick specific steps. It's easier to point you that way than to try to rewrite the whole procedure based on my experience. However, let me say this.............the removal of an AutoStick engine is really not all that different than pulling a manual engine. There are some extra wires, vacuum hoses, and ATF lines to cope with. Along that line, make some provision for dripping ATF. That stuff will continue to "bleed" almost as long as you have your engine out. I cut golf tees and placed them in the hose ends and then taped them in place. If you should run into problems during the engine removal be sure to post up here with questions. 2. Not that I'm aware. But then again, I've not done a Ghia.3. Well, that sure wouldn't hurt but I don't think it's absolutely necessary. It's more important in my opinion that they make very careful notes about EXACTLY how things come apart so that they can be reassembled correctly. Be sure that YOU handle getting the flexplate off. It's too easy to warp if done incorrectly.4. OK, in an engine overhaul I'd be gearing up to replace pistons and cylinders, regrind or replace the crankshaft, regrind or replace the camshaft and the lifters, have the heads checked out/worked over by a good machine shop, and, of course, all new engine seals. With respect to AutoStick specific equipment, I can think only of two areas that I'd consider absolutely necessary........the oil/ATF pump should be disassembled and cleaned with new internal seals (there's two of 'em) installed. And you'll need a new torque converter seal if you remove your torque converter. And other parts needed will depend on the current condition of your engine and tranny.5. You might give some serious consideration to removing the clutch servo before you have your buddies over. It's a tough little job to pull that thing with the tranny in place but it makes tranny removal quite a bit easier. I'd also recommend that you remove as much "stuff" from the engine as is reasonably possible before you drop it. Carburetor, distributor...........anything you can get out of the engine compartment will make life easier during the actual engine removal. Also give some thought to pulling off your rear wheels and removing the engine through the wheel wells. It will mean that you'll not have to get your car so high on blocks.