[DML] Re: I joined the engine pulling club
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[DML] Re: I joined the engine pulling club

Welcome to the club! Did ya take any pictures? Did you leave your 
facia on or remove it?
good luck your operation
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> Hey Group,
> This weekend was a complete success for VIN 11596.  The operation? 
The  goal 
> of removing the engine and transmission, separating the 
transmission, and  
> mounting the engine on an engine stand beginning at 11:30 AM 
Saturday and  
> finishing no later then 10am Sunday.  And yes, we got 8 hours of 
sleep in  too!
> My next project is to remove the exhaust manifolds and replace the 
studs  and 
> gaskets.  After that I plan on replacing the front main crank seal 
and  bead 
> blasting and painting the timing cover.  Then I will remove the 
oil  pan and 
> replace the gasket and inspect the pump, screen, and other lower  
> parts.  Next I will clean the engine and spray paint it and  
reinstall the 
> manifolds which will be high-temp coated unless I decide to  
totally replace the 
> exhaust system.  Finally I will replace the heater  valve and do 
some tidying up 
> on the back of the engine.  
> As for the transmission, I only need to replace the axle seals and 
clean  and 
> paint the transmission and powdercoat the tranny mounts. 
> Many thanks go out to Jim Reeve who came 250 miles to help me (it 
was a  
> learning experience for him too!).  Jim handled much of the 
logistics of  the 
> project while I was the muscles and tool expert.  Also many thanks 
to  Dave 
> Swingle, who provided us some late night technical support which 
was right  on the 
> money and got us through a couple of snags we had little 
experience  in.  
> Later today or tomorrow I plan on doing a step-by-step write up of 
the  whole 
> ordeal while it is still fresh in my memory and I will post to 
the  DML.  
> Hopefully others can learn that it's not really that tough to 
pull  the engine 
> out as long as you have good tools and some instructions!!  
> This week also marks my 5th year of DeLorean ownership.  How do I 
know  that 
> I am becoming a DeLorean expert?  This was the biggest project I 
have  ever 
> undertaken - and I didn't have to go buy more tools to complete  
> Andy Lien
> Fargo, ND  
> 1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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