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EconCoder 11-11-2012 03:42 PM

Up pipe removal problem
 
I'm trying to get my stock 05 up pipe removed, but it is now stuck between the block and the shield over the right front wheel linkages.
Can anyone offer suggestions on how to get it out the rest of the way? Maybe lifting the block, but how?

captainobvious 11-11-2012 03:54 PM

While you may or may not have this up pipe. this helped me.


Dujo 11-11-2012 03:55 PM

No problem. Yes, lift the block.

Loosen the passenger side motor mount bolt. Do not remove it all the way. Just loosen it to the end of the bolt. Get your oem jack and a block of wood and lift on the oil pan. Believe it or not, you only need about an extra quarter inch or so of clearance. This will get it done.

After you put in the new one, don't forget to lower the jack and retorque that bolt. Good luck. Make sure you didn't knock out the half moon cam seals knocking the uppipe around in there.

EconCoder 11-11-2012 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dujo (Post 4154328)
No problem. Yes, lift the block.

Loosen the passenger side motor mount bolt. Do not remove it all the way. Just loosen it to the end of the bolt. Get your oem jack and a block of wood and lift on the oil pan. Believe it or not, you only need about an extra quarter inch or so of clearance. This will get it done.

After you put in the new one, don't forget to lower the jack and retorque that bolt. Good luck. Make sure you didn't knock out the half moon cam seals knocking the uppipe around in there.

My dad and I disconnected the motor mount at the block and then lifted, but appeared to just lift the car not the block. Should we have unscrewed the motor mount at the frame instead?

thefultonhow 11-11-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EconCoder (Post 4154341)
My dad and I disconnected the motor mount at the block and then lifted, but appeared to just lift the car not the block. Should we have unscrewed the motor mount at the frame instead?

You probably only disconnected one of the two motor mount bolts. Yes, you should take the nut off that holds the motor mount to the crossmember instead.

Dujo 11-11-2012 04:21 PM

^ Sorry that was ambiguous. Yes. From the crossmember.

EconCoder 11-11-2012 04:53 PM

Ah! I was wondering. I'll give that a shot.

EconCoder 11-11-2012 05:22 PM

Happen to know where I can find the torque rating for those bolts?

EconCoder 11-11-2012 05:46 PM

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So, here are some pictures. In one of the pictures you can see the two bolts we loosened. After loosening them, we tried to move the block and just the car moved.

Any thoughts?

EconCoder 11-11-2012 06:36 PM

And we got it! Thanks for the help.

Nrw 11-11-2012 07:26 PM

I was able to just to jack on the motor without unbolting it to get mine out. But looks like you figured it out already!


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