I don't remember what kind of access there is on that model/motor,
but I've always lifted engines by jacking up on the harmonic balancer.
The older trucks usually allowed you a free run at the balancer.
Bill seems to have the best answer.I know we jacked the older cars with
the oil pan.My 4.3 engine the oil pickup screen sits real close to the
bottom and if you bent the pan against it,you could reduce the oil
flow.As far as the Harmonic Balancer.bad idea..It's called a Balancer
for a good reason..you don't want to mess the balancer up.
I don't fix cars for a living.I never had to take my car to a mechanic
either and never will.I stay away from people who think they know
everything about vehicles..I ask if I don't know...and if it seem like
it may be from a know it all I wouldn't use their advise.
Bill: Sounds like the best plan, thanks for the idea.
I cant even see how one would remove the engine on this beast, without
dropping it out the bottom with the complete front suspension.
Hope I never have to find out. :-)
The grill comes out, pull the ac condenser, pull the radiator and then the
top part of the core support comes out(two bolts on each side), then its a
clean shot lol. Ahh the joys of working on Vans and Motorhomes.
Be damn careful with the blocks of wood against the oil pan rails, no soft
ass pine here, because it can split, its bad enough the blocks can kick out
and the engine drop, woe to the fingers if that happens and they are in the
wrong place. Better to make a "saddle" with front and back" lips" that
replaces the jack foot and lift by the balancer, especially if your working
on your back, and not on a lift.
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