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Alloytec engine removal

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Blakeclayton97, Jun 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM.

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    hi guys, my 3.6l v6 ve engine needs to be replaced and it is my first time removing an alloytec. some people say to just disconnect motor from trans and lift out, other people say to just drop motor and trans together and wheel out, and other people say that the alloytec is an asshole of an engine to remove. anyone have experience removing these engines and most stress free ways to do so? lol
     
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    Get somebody else to do it. :eek:
     
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    hahaha i can live through the stress.. my bank account can’t, with how much i’ve been quoted for it :confused:
     
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    I have a 3.0L - needed to be replaced.
    Mechanic put it up on a 4-post hoist - only one available within 500km -
    lowered the motor, and lifted new one in.
    I wasn't there for the process.
    I don't recall the transmission being mentioned.
     
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    Don’t forget the front is detachable to make these procedures easier (incidentally). It assist the installation of the motor during assembly.

    Remove the front, wheel it out.
     
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    Wheel it out still bolted to the kframe?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that I was told that mine would be lowered out, after removing a cross-member,
    but I wasn't there to observe it.
     
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    Go to 11:10. That will give you an idea of how it goes together. There’s a few ways the job can be done and each will depend on skills, experience and or available equipment.

    You could hoist it out like with traditional methods, but when the whole front unbolts, that can make things quite easy and stress free.

    I’d be unbolting the whole k frame, lifting the body a little to clear the strut towers and out it comes.

    You could hoist just the engine out but remove the front to allow lots of clearance and make things easier on you.

     

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