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Old 08-15-2010, 11:07 PM
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Getting ready to put the motor back in (82 300D)

Getting ready to put the motor back in... all I have left is put the head back on and reassemble all the stuff that is under the valve cover - rocker arms and such.

For actually putting the motor back in, I am thinking of leaving the alternator, the a/c compressor, cruise control, exhaust/intake manifolds and the turbocharger, off of the motor, then install all these things with the motor in place.

Less weight and fewer things to worry about... get the main task of getting the motor in, then add the components.

What do you guys think?

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:39 PM
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I agree with the less weight and more space idea. It equals more safety also.

Even when you are in a well equipped shop if you are working by yourself it is difficult to keep an eye on what is going on inside of you immediate view; even more so while you are working the Engine Hoist.

It is real easy to squash something and give yourself something else to fix. So the less parts there is the less there is to damage.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:44 PM
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I did the opposite. I wanted to do as much work as I could with the engine out. Putting it back in was a little tedious and slow, but it worked out alright.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:46 AM
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Welcome back konstan !!! Its 6 of one 1/2 a dozen of the other. I have always tried to put as much on a motor before installation. its easier to put things on the motor while its out of the car. If there are issues with the lifting gear, that will be a major over riding factor. Dont over do it, no one wants to see a damaged motor.
Let us know how you go.

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Old 08-16-2010, 10:42 AM
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I would put them on with the engine on the stand. Its all a lot easier.

Installing them motor fully dressed is how it is done at the factory so there is sufficient room to do that.

I would say the time saved would be in the hours rather than minutes.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:13 AM
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When I installed my new engine, I attached everything while it was out. as said above, much easier with the engine on the stand.

That exhaust manifold and turbo are pretty heavy, and leaning over the fender trying to mount them is a PITA on the back.

I do all my work by my self, and dropping the engine back in isn`t that big of deal. go slow, lower a little at a time, and it should just slide right in.

Bottom line is, what you are comfortable with doing for you.

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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This project has been moving kind of slow, just because of other things going on (yeah my "other things" is I bought me a diesel pickup
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Tonight I am going to be reinstalling the head. I have never installed the head before (this whole project is my first). I do have the FSM, so that part is covered.

Any tips for a noob at head installation, y'know, stuff that people learn from experience?

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"At this rate, you may have it done by winter" -layback40
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