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Old 04-29-2005, 09:05 PM   #11
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You can swap a complete "L" engine for a "C" but you will need a series I engine that still had the digital (mushroom behind the trhottle plate) EGR so 1991-1994. Anything later will require reprogramming.

It will need a new head pipe since the rear manifold is larger (and the manifolds do not interchange, the whole top end is different).

Have changed engines with just a come-along over the garage rafters but a wheeled hoist (two ton on sale at Pep Boys this week for U$109) makes life a lot easier.

Engine comes out without trans from top pretty easily but remember the backwards facing bolt on the trans case that takes a four foot extension.
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there is always the option of just putting in another engine that has only 121k miles on it. but where would you get one though....
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Sounds like rjolly wants to get rid of his engine and/or tranny..

rocket: think of this.. rjolly has the 3.33 [GX3] ratio tranny. Wasn't it replaced before though? So, it isn't the original.. correct? I'd jump on that in a heartbeat, if I were you.


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Sounds like rjolly wants to get rid of his engine and/or tranny..

rocket: think of this.. rjolly has the 3.33 [GX3] ratio tranny. Wasn't it replaced before though? So, it isn't the original.. correct? I'd jump on that in a heartbeat, if I were you.


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careful, dont know if the tranny'* good anymore or not.

and actually, we need to get rid of the whole car :P
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there is always the option of just putting in another engine that has only 121k miles on it. but where would you get one though....
I would jump on that, but New Mexico is kind of far from alabama. As i said in the post when i ask about about head gaskets, this car was free. It does not have P/W ,P/L ,Delco Tape Player (has a delco am/fm radio), or a back window defogger. Only thing that keeps me going going about the car is the low miles, and how clean it is on the inside.

It rain this weekend so i did not go to the pick and pull. I'm also looking for another cheap LaSaber,Bonnieville, Olds Delta around the same body style. The body can look like crap as long as it runs good. I then can take parts off the broke down one and put it on the other one. If nothing works out their is always ebay for me to sell the parts.

As for something i can use to pull the engine, I think i found a tree strong enough to support the engine. My friend'* dad has like a 1 ton pulley. But the tree might snap so that'* what is stoping me from doing that. I had my hear to the ground and heard their are alot of people around my town selling engine hoist for around $150. A don't ask do tell thing.
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Ok it was a little cool at the land. Now i broke lose all the main tranny bolts. Then like always attack of the bees and hornets According to the pic on autozone site their are only about 5 bolts is this true?

If so i'm getting closer Just got to undo the motor mount
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The three that hold the torque converter to the ring gear (flywheel). BTW can see the one backwards facing bolt in the pic.
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is that the one on the bottom left?
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No, is one shown alongside the block on the back side. Know I used just about every extension I had (and have some 12"ers) and think I had to go through the passenger wheel well.

GM seems good at that, had to use something similar (plus a swivel) to remove the starter from son'* GA Quad-4.
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I see it now Maybe i can get to it some what easy since the whole top end is gone.
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