GM Ebgine tilt tool

Hi
i was looking for one of these to get at the spark plugs etc in the back of the engines and I found 2 items
both by lisle tools
LIS22550 the old tool just a screww attached to a mount
LIS-48260 the new square box design with the variable attach points
One is 3$ the other is about $40 beacuse the old one was discontinued.
Was there a problem withthe old one ?
Does the new one work with gm 3.5 liter 2006 impala and engine ?
anyone have any insight into how why are whatever about these tools ?
Thansk
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I use those tie-down ratchet straps. Work great for tilting the engine AND strapping down loads in your truck.
Steve
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Me too. As well, I have simply put a vehicle in drive after disconnecting the torque over restraint, to tip the engine forward. There are lots of simple and cheap solutions for this issue - no need for specialty tools.
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Crap design. As you tightened the forcing nut, the threads on the eye-bolt would dig into the block part, when it was time to tilt the engine back home, you have/had to beat on the screw with a hammer.

Can't say for certain, they typically work on any design where there is a 'dog bone' mounted on the top of the engine to control the torque, meaning that they don't work on cars like a Grand Am or a Cadavalier with a 4 cylinder.

Check with Thexton, they have a version of an engine tilt tool.
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Well after looking at teh 2 contenders the texton engine mover has the simpler and easier to fix design , in case of problems so for $33.00 I chose that one
hope it works -- the lisle 48620 $44 looked good too but I could never fix the bent drive rod in case the thread got twisted out of shape
simplicity usually has its advantages
http://thexton.com/vshop/shopexd.asp?id14&catid5
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