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  •  weren't there only 4 mounting bolts? (1+ / 0-)
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    I can't remember now.

    "By your late thirties the ground has begun to grow hard. It grows harder and harder until the day that it admits you.” Thomas McGuane, Nobody's Angel

    by Keith930 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 01:26:22 PM PST

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    •  Yep. (1+ / 0-)
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      Undo four nuts, disconnect the fuel line and a couple of wires, then two guys could lift it right out. The older transporters were even better: If you put a jack under the engine and removed the rear bumper and apron you could roll the vehicle forward off the engine. No lifting required.

      Last time I replaced an engine in a car (an early Honda Prelude), it took me a day to the the engine out, and another whole day to get the new one in.

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