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Postby Raver » 16 Feb 2006, 15:27

Just a quick one, if i remove my Xflow engine and type9box can i remove it without disturbing the mounting's for the prop or would i have to unbolt the prop mounts and let it drop down to help remove the box?
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Postby nutty but nice » 17 Feb 2006, 18:29

Just drop the prop gearbox end & take the box out.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 17 Feb 2006, 19:06

IIRC the prop on a type 9 is splined into the end of the box.

Depends on the installation & vehicle, but in my experience there's not normally enough on the prop UJs to be able to drop the rear of a gearbox enough to get the correct angle to pull the engine out.

It also means you'll increase the chance of damaging something on the way out, and when the engine & box go back in it'll be a pain trying to line everything up and slide the prop back in as you're fitting the engine.

Far easier to drop the prop & put it back up afterwards
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 17 Feb 2006, 21:09

i recently helped change the gearbox on a 2.8i Capri, a type 9, and we had to drop the prop on that.
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Postby Raver » 17 Feb 2006, 23:29

buger was lookin for an easy way out, never mind. cheers guy's just thought i'd double check.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 18 Feb 2006, 09:57

IME trying to save time skipping small steps like that never pays in the long run - you either find you've made things more of a pain, or you give yourself problems down the road.
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