Removing engine and gearbox together

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Post by TrevorG » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:44 pm

Hi Jim....yes, the connector was there, hidden underneath the wiper motor which is a doh! moment for me as I had taken the motor out and regreased it whilst sorting all the electrics but didn't take in that there was a connector. Finish hedge cutting tomorrow (dry!) then engine out on Tuesday.



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Post by TrevorG » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:43 pm

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Hedges finished and car all ready for open heart surgery, engine crane in place and the eagle eyed will notice that pesky connector on the overdrive leads all disconnected. Easy when someone else tells you....Doh!



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Post by Oldconn » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm

I prefer to take the battery right out of the way, so there's no danger of dropping a wrench across the terminals. :wink:


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Post by TrevorG » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:51 pm

Sorry, hadn't put the terminal covers on in that pic, all safely tucked away now! How's yours getting on?



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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:31 am

Not sure that crane is going to give enough lift from the pictures

Pad the noise of the car as it's sure to be hit by the crane


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 am

Thanks Coupe Racing, yes,I realised it wasn't going to be enough clearance. Plan is to lift the engine and box so that front of engine is where spare wheel sits and then take out the chassis stands and gently lower the car. Once the car is on the ground, I can then gain even more height for the gearbox as when the assembly is moved forward, I'll use a strap around the box to lift to near horizontal, then hopefully we are there. I was going to use the crane levelling device, but it took extra precious height away.

I love what the workshop manual states, it all sounds so easy! Has anyone ever noticed what two bolts are missing from the manual checklist?



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Post by Oldconn » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:59 am

TrevorG wrote:
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Sorry, hadn't put the terminal covers on in that pic, all safely tucked away now! How's yours getting on?
My "new" engine is complete, ready for installation, I am currently cleaning up around the engine bay and retouching the chassis paint here & there; but my big problem now is the steering rack(PAS). I have the entire unit out of the car and on the workbench, but I can't unscrew the pipes without damage. The steel pipes are corroded into the nuts . So now I need to source at least a pair of new pipes, pre-formed , and I am contemplating a complete exchange unit -depending on the price.


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 am

Hi, sorry to hear your power steering pipes suffered like mine, I bought the pipes off ebay, about £45 each. However, I think there has been discussion on here about getting a hydraulic fitter to remanufacture using existing nuts and a flexible brake hose.

Right, peeing down with rain so out to garage to do some lifting.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 pm

Terry H wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:17 am
This guy on Ebay has them https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RELIANT-SCIM ... :rk:2:pf:0 And this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RELIANT-SCIM ... :rk:1:pf:0
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Isn't that Reliant Parts World by another name?

I was one of the people who had a pipe remanufactured by a hydraulic/PAS/Aircon specialist


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Post by philhoward » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
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Isn't that Reliant Parts World by another name?
Indeed it is..


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Post by Terry H » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Phil has already answered this question Roger, but I wouldn't know the answer any way. I bought a high pressure pipe from them and still have it hanging in my garage. I had my original pipe repaired by a hydraulic specialist some time ago when it developed a pin hole and squirted fluid all over the under side of the bonnet and exhaust. I bought this one as a spare but as Tom (demonbluedays) has now taken over ownership of my Scimitar the pipe may be for sale if Tom doesn't want it.
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Post by TrevorG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Yes, it was them....although their eBay site says mx5 spares.



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Post by TrevorG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:44 pm

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Engine out with no problems, taking it out halfway, then removing chassis stands worked a treat....no bodywork got touched and all completed in half hour with five drops of gearbox oil only.



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Post by TrevorG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:47 pm

Sorry, it wasn't bolts that aren't mentioned in the workshop manual checklist, it's the most crucial two nuts.....front engine mounts!😁



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