Alright. So dropping out the engine for those of you who are wondering how. Easy easy easy if you know your way around a tool box. I started with pulling the CAI off, then took the fuel rails off, along with the TB, plenum, and finally the intake manifold. ImageUploadedByAG Free1411869299.441139.jpgImageUploadedByAG Free1411869321.284923.jpg
Took a bunch of accessories off the front, completely took out the A/C from the engine bay (still under the dash), main harness, battery and tray, and took loose the power steering pump. Just started pulling odds and ends out, and kept everything for either selling or to make work with the swap (budget, remember?) I have a 5 speed, so from inside all I had to do was unscrew the shifter knob.
Next up was the front wheels, brakes, coil overs in my case, and front sway bar. Disconnected the clutch cable, took the steering loose and broke that free (don't forget that part) and put a jack under the tranny mount to take the mount bolts loose. As for exhaust, I left the h pipe on. Now time to hook up that picker! ImageUploadedByAG Free1411869589.157913.jpgImageUploadedByAG Free1411869602.880136.jpg
Don't try and follow this step by step, I'm sure I'm leaving out a TON... Anyways. I take the back 4 smaller k member bolts out first. Put a little tension on the engine, and take the 4 bolts and nuts loose from the main part of the k. ImageUploadedByAG Free1411869696.206275.jpg
By this point you can lower a little to see what hangs up. Of course I forgot the harness that connects to the battery/fuse box so had to take a minute for that -_- the trans wiring harness with O2 sensor plugs can stay on. Back and forth from the picker to the jack under the tranny, I slowly lowered everything onto some floor dollies used for under your wheels (harbor freight!!) life savers. I'll have to finish the drop in the next comment... Only 5 pictures per reply :/
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