Posted by: samsagaz 30th January 2019 13:58
QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 30th January 2019 13:46)
you seem to have asked the question from two different ways there;
In your first post you say;
"know if it is possible in this car to remove the engine without first removing the gearbox?"
and in your second;
"know if is possible to remove just the engine from top and without the gearbox?"
but anyway- I would think the entire unit; gearbox & engine will come out as one. You'd have to back it into the gearbox-side wheel arch, and then come up at an angle, from the belts side of the engine.
For clutch changes; it must be possible to separate the two in the bay; but it depends on what you want to do? Do you NEED the gearbox off the block?
I personally, would go for removing the whole unit (gearbox & engine) as one; as trying to reach all the bolts and undo them, and separate the two parts in the car could be very difficult.
I asked again because i found some posts of ppl remove it from bottom, and i was trying all the day removing from top :/
I just need to remove the engine to change oil pump, pistons, connecting rods, metals. and want to measure if the crankshaft are OK, because have some strange noise from the crankshaft.
(sorry for my english)