View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:10 pm



Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
 Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5) 

Easiest way to pull the engine?
With transmission 46%  46%  [ 6 ]
Without transmission 54%  54%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 13

 Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5) 
Author Message
Senior Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 799
Location: St Catharines, ON
Reply with quote
Post Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
Hey guys,

As the poll says, when pulling the engine in a thirdgen, do you think it's easier to take it out with or without the transmission? It's a T5 if that makes a difference. Which method do you think is better and why? Thanks for any input! :D

_________________
Image
'85 Camaro Z28 350 5 speed - Sold


Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:46 pm
Profile WWW
Senior Forum User

Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:32 am
Posts: 1996
Location: Wasaga Beach, ON
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
Done it both ways. If you can easily get to the trans bellhousing bolts then it's easier to pull the engine on it's own. Pulling them together is made easier if you have an engine leveller for the lift.

If also taken them out the bottom. LOL
Image
Image

_________________
2017 Chev 3500HD CC SB
1981 Chev Z28
2011 F350 CC DRW (traded)
2004 Corvette vert (sold)
2007 Chev Avalanche, 6" lift (gone)
1970 Firebird project (sold)


Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:05 pm
Profile
CCFBG Club Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:42 pm
Posts: 2739
Location: Mississauga
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
The T5 is only held onto the bellhousing by 4-bolts. Ive taken them out with and without the tranny attached. It is definitely easier to maneuver around WITHOUT the tranny attached, but if you have lots of space/room then doing it with the tranny attached shouldnt be a problem.

_________________
2012 Camaro 2SS/RS - LS3/TR6060: BTR Cam, Long Tubes, 3" Catback, UDP, CAI Intake, Air Scoop, 3.91 Gears, Poly Diff Bushings, Toe Arms, Poly Subframe, Poly Radius-Rod bushings, ZL1 Suede Shifter, ZL1 Mounts, Arun Tuned - 475rwhp 443rwtq
11.97 @ 116 w/ 1.85 60'

Listen To Song Of My People!
Image


Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:06 am
Profile WWW
CCFBG Club Member

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:15 am
Posts: 3233
Location: Mississauga
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
For T5 "without" for sure. With an auto,it depends.Only if Im wrecking the car that Ill do it attached since it will need more prying and moving around hitting everything else around it(crushing wire looms,scratching paint). Torque converter bolts are sometimes harder to take out manually when there's no load on it.

Like what Jay said, 4 bolts off the bellhousing and take the T5 out later from the bottom


Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:46 am
Profile
Senior Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 799
Location: St Catharines, ON
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
Ok, so if I pull just the engine and leave the T5 in there, will it be difficult to line everything up when the engine goes back in?

Thanks for the help guys :D

_________________
Image
'85 Camaro Z28 350 5 speed - Sold


Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Profile WWW
CCFBG Club Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:42 pm
Posts: 2739
Location: Mississauga
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
colin911 wrote:
Ok, so if I pull just the engine and leave the T5 in there, will it be difficult to line everything up when the engine goes back in?

Thanks for the help guys :D



You wont be able to leave the T5 in there like you can an Auto, well you can but it will take some mcgyver'ing lol.

Just slip out the Driveshaft, unbolt the torque arm mount and take off the 4 bolts that hold the T5 to the Bellhousing. Then just slide the tranny straight out and put it aside.

T5's are VERY easy to put back in. Since the slave cylinder is bolted to the bellhousing and the clutch setup is under there, if youre having a little bit of alignment issues with getting the input shaft to slide in all the way you can step on the clutch pedal and the tranny will line itself up and slip right in. Ive done this over 5 times now, it makes life so much easier.

_________________
2012 Camaro 2SS/RS - LS3/TR6060: BTR Cam, Long Tubes, 3" Catback, UDP, CAI Intake, Air Scoop, 3.91 Gears, Poly Diff Bushings, Toe Arms, Poly Subframe, Poly Radius-Rod bushings, ZL1 Suede Shifter, ZL1 Mounts, Arun Tuned - 475rwhp 443rwtq
11.97 @ 116 w/ 1.85 60'

Listen To Song Of My People!
Image


Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:30 am
Profile WWW
Senior Forum User

Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:33 pm
Posts: 1071
Location: in between a rock and a hard place
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
i've always unbolted the tranny first

_________________
85 IROC owner
Image


Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:07 am
Profile WWW
Senior Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 799
Location: St Catharines, ON
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
Thanks guys. She's out 8)

Image

Time to start cleaning!

_________________
Image
'85 Camaro Z28 350 5 speed - Sold


Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:02 am
Profile WWW
Senior Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 799
Location: St Catharines, ON
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
It's alive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr1p4Eys_YE

Gotta love straight headers! :D

_________________
Image
'85 Camaro Z28 350 5 speed - Sold


Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:59 am
Profile WWW
CCFBG Club Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:07 pm
Posts: 4327
Location: The big town
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
ya just too bad the damn cops don't
:)

_________________
Image

9.06@155 mph, small block pump gas with 3.42's bird
8.14@166 mph, big block on 250 shot monza


Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:01 pm
Profile
Senior Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 799
Location: St Catharines, ON
Reply with quote
Post Re: Pulling the engine... with tranny or without? (305/T5)
Mr Bastard wrote:
ya just too bad the damn cops don't
:)


True! Actually, I can't wait to hear what it sounds like with the hooker catback installed!

_________________
Image
'85 Camaro Z28 350 5 speed - Sold


Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:55 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.