Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-22-2012, 05:19 PM
disqo's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: High Point, NC
Posts: 581
Engine Hoist Attachment?

Hi,
I am about to pull the engine from my old 300TD and was wondering how others are hooking up to the engine. I do have a load level adjuster I plan on using. It looks like there is one pretty solid and well mounted tab on the front of the engine and I see a couple of ears on the back of the engine, but the ears on the back do not look like they will be sturdy enough. I do plan to pull the engine and transmission as one piece. Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks!

Shane

__________________
1985 Euro 300TD Turbo
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
I used the stock hooks when I moved my 617 around. if you move them as a pair, be prepared to do some quick adjusting on your adjuster. we had a blast moving it around the shop
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
mach4's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego County, CA
Posts: 2,736
Quote:
Originally Posted by disqo View Post
Hi,
I am about to pull the engine from my old 300TD and was wondering how others are hooking up to the engine. I do have a load level adjuster I plan on using. It looks like there is one pretty solid and well mounted tab on the front of the engine and I see a couple of ears on the back of the engine, but the ears on the back do not look like they will be sturdy enough. I do plan to pull the engine and transmission as one piece. Any advice is appreciated.
Just use the stock lift points - one on the front and two on the rear. Keep the chains relatively short and just move slowly.



It is a real pain to crank the leveler with a full load, so I cut the crank off and welded a couple of nuts on the shaft and then used a BIG drill and a half inch socket to hex adapter on the drill. Makes short work of adjusting your angles.
Attached Thumbnails
Engine Hoist Attachment?-cherrypicker.jpg  
__________________
Current Stable
  • 380SL (diesel)
  • Corvette C5
  • Manx
  • Baja Bug
  • F350 Powerstroke
  • Auburn Boattail Speedster replica
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-22-2012, 07:22 PM
disqo's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: High Point, NC
Posts: 581
Thanks for the advice. Wish me luck!
__________________
1985 Euro 300TD Turbo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-22-2012, 08:16 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 42,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by mach4 View Post
Just use the stock lift points - one on the front and two on the rear. Keep the chains relatively short and just move slowly.



It is a real pain to crank the leveler with a full load, so I cut the crank off and welded a couple of nuts on the shaft and then used a BIG drill and a half inch socket to hex adapter on the drill. Makes short work of adjusting your angles.

Is that Leveler one of Harbor Freights products ?
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-22-2012, 10:45 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,429
They work just fine....here's one of my swaps I did.

__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 102k - mine - (OC-104,600)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 26k - wifes (OC-25k)
'09 Sprinter 3500 Winnebago View - 57k (OC - 63k)
'13 ML350 Bluetec - 73k - dad's (OC-75k)
'01 SL500 - 92k(km) - dad's (OC-94,000km)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 122k - Brothers (OC-125k)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-22-2012, 11:29 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 42,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post
They work just fine....here's one of my swaps I did.

Were you speaking of the Engine Lift or a Leveler made by Harbor Freight?
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-22-2012, 11:48 PM
mach4's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego County, CA
Posts: 2,736
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel911 View Post
Is that Leveler one of Harbor Freights products ?
Yes, it is. Works just fine. Just make sure to keep the threads lubricated.
__________________
Current Stable
  • 380SL (diesel)
  • Corvette C5
  • Manx
  • Baja Bug
  • F350 Powerstroke
  • Auburn Boattail Speedster replica
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-23-2012, 07:25 AM
pwogaman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern, Virginia
Posts: 2,032
The task would be near impossible without the leveler.








__________________
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...aman/Fleet.jpg

Peach Parts W124.128 User Group.

80 280SL
85 300SD
87 300TD
92 300D 2.5 Turbo
92 300TE 4Matic
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-23-2012, 09:03 AM
JB3 JB3 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 7,214
I don't have a leveler, I just usually yank the transmission first, and pull the engine out easy after that, with just a hoist and a chain.

Historically though, ive had some reason to take the transmission down, so I guess it you are trying to keep them as a unit on removal, its better to have the right tools.

If you dont have a leveler though, removing the transmission makes things pretty easy
__________________
This post brought to you by Carl's Jr.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Stretch's Avatar
...like a shield of steel
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Posts: 14,461
I didn't trust the half ton position when I removed mine.



How I took out my 1981 W123 300D (euro) non-turbo engine
__________________
1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

I'm here to chat about cars and to help others - I'm not here "to always be right" like an internet warrior



Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,634
This is Sirnik84 and Dieselkraut installing an engine. Doesn`t look like they are using a leveler.

Installing a new engine and manual transmission in my SD


I have a Leveler I bought about 20 yrs ago to pull the Diesel eng and trans out of my Datsun PU. also have used it about 4 times pulling the617 out of the 85.

I did as Mach4 did, weld on a nut and get rid of the crank. I used a 13/16 long nut and the air impact. when it gets up to a point lifting it out, then have to use the 1/2" wratchet because of the extreme angle.

Note:
If you are in PNP and don`t have the leveler with you, the rear seat belts work good. bolt the "L" bracket that is bolted to the floor to the eng lift points. then tie the loose end you pulled all the way out and cut off to the hook on the Gantry crain. the weight of the eng will tighten up your knot and it won`t slip. helps to have a Hack saw and remove the radiator support.


Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 42,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by dropnosky View Post
I don't have a leveler, I just usually yank the transmission first, and pull the engine out easy after that, with just a hoist and a chain.

Historically though, ive had some reason to take the transmission down, so I guess it you are trying to keep them as a unit on removal, its better to have the right tools.

If you dont have a leveler though, removing the transmission makes things pretty easy
How easy is it to get the Transmission back on with the Engine still in?

And, do you have a Transmission Jack?

My Output Shaft Seal on my Trans has leaked since I owned the Car. Eventually I will have to deal with it.

__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page