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Supporting V8 engine

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by UjisCaprice, Nov 25, 2015.

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    UjisCaprice New Member

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    Hi all.
    Went to replace my engine mounts and noticed there is only one engine hook, on the passenger side. Has anyone supported a L98 , if so how?
     
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    Yes all attached. In previous cars I've held up the engine with a brace, lift engine up slightly and R & R mounts. Was hoping this car would be the same
     
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    same way, or lift from underneath
     
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    What I'm saying though there is no hook on the drivers side of the engine, wondering what others have done
     
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    last time I changed engine mounts in a car I used a jack under the sump, lol.
     
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    Hook it around the exhaust manifold (around the front/rear tube, whichever is diagonally across from the existing lift point.
     
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    Thanks EVY, around the manifold worked a treat
     
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    Works fine as long as you use a piece of wood to spread the load (so the walls of the sump are holding most of the load). Unbolt mounts, lift engine, r/r mounts, let engine down and rebolt. Only need the engine lifted for 10-15mins.
     

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