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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:37 PM   #11
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The problem is not just the weight, which I would estimate at about 500 pounds. It is the angle of your back as you try to lift it. When you are lifting heavy weights in the gym, the lifting angles are optimized for your big muscle groups to efficiently work. Lifting an engine will strain small muscles that cannot possibly handle the loads you will impose. You will almost certainly damage yourselves, the engine, or the car if you try this. If you think a cherry picker is expensive, wait til you see the bills for the ER! Or consider how it would be to spend the rest of your life unable to do fun things that require normal flexibility and strength because you permanently injured your back trying to lift an engine. You can BUY an engine hoist for $150 at Harbor Freight. You can't get out the door of your local ER for 3X that. If you can't afford to do it now - wait until you can.
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the way i see it you have two options

option1- you and your brother should pull the engine out with just the two of you, then you can post the Xrays of your hook shaped spine and banged up engine compartment in the lounge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lookin fwd to those...

option2- use a dremel tool to cut the left front fender and subframe away from the car and just slide the motor right on out (note, save fender and subframe material, you will need them later)

option 2b- dig a hole big enough for a person and an engine, wheel car over the hole, and you get down in the pit ready to catch the engine, then your brother removes the torque axis mount and then you get ready to catch it, then just dig a ramp and whalla engine is out!!!!

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LMAO!!!!!!! AAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Something tells me that like everyone else here has said it is too heavy. I deliver them at work fairly often and I know that I can lift the back sides and front sides....but barely. I have a feeling if you try that way you'll watch one of you nutz or both in fact drop out of your pant legs.
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I took a block with crank, endcaps, cam/cover in for scrap. Dragged my bro with. It was just above my lifting capacity, and he (isn't strong) was enough to get it in the trunk, and out of hte trunk. However, getting it out around the painted exterior was a PITA. I don't think you could in the engine bay though.... It is a HEAVY engine.
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I would guess at least 450 LBS
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To lift it off the ground wouldn't be so bad, lifting it out of the engine bay is asking for injury and certian car damage.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:54 PM   #16
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lol ok i finaly got the question answerd thanks.. i wanted to know how much you figured it weighd and it wasnt the price thing that was a problem anyway it was the fact that im leaving today to go back to az ao i had no time to rent the picker C??? indeed, now then.. im sure we could have lifted it out anyway but we decided not too.. pulled out 4 bangers totally assembled right out of a VW but that was only 4 cyl. but it was a complete long block so whatever... so in a few months ill rent a picker since im outa time.. plane leaves in a few hours...
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Sounds like you still think it'* possible?

There is NO WAY you and one other guy will lift that out of there.
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sometimes don't you just wish they would have stuck the ECOTECH 4 cylender in the bonneville, now wouldnt that be convienent for the people who think they can power lift an engine out of its compartment, or for that extemely stubborn dunce, the 3 cylender abomination that they stuck in the Metro!!!!

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