Getting the motor out - Impala Tech
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Getting the motor out

Posted 05-17-2009 at 12:15 AM by BA.

I didn't know it when I bought the car but when I got home and later got to changing the oil I could see that someone tried to jack up the car using the oil pan as their lifting point. Unbelieveable! Check it out below.

So, I bought a new oil pan and yanked the engine out.
I'm glad I did too! the oil pick-up was cock-eyed from when they crushed the pan.
I did go get a new pump/pickup to replace the old ones.

Then I just *couldn't* bring myself to put that ugly, GREASY motor back in! It wasn't part of my master plan, but I just couldn't keep from cleaning it up.
That began a few hours of scraping and brushing and cleaning for a little spray-can beautification. Check it out below.
I still need to do the alternator, bracket and intake manifold. The hoist chains are in the way right now.

Next up will have to be the engine bay. I can't put this little jewel back in there without cleaning that up too!! (more work I hadn't planned on!)

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    MOTOR SHOTS after some degreasing and spray can action.

    Posted 05-17-2009 at 12:16 AM by BA. BA. is offline
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