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Pulling the engine..

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Thinking off pulling out of my engine on my 89 gl. It only has 72,500 on it,and I want to do a complete gasket job on it as it has a few leaks,and I want this thing to last. Is this a tough job? Do you take out the motor and tranny(5 speed) a 1 or seperate? Ive done a few v-8's,but never a Subaru..any good tips?

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If you've done a V8, then it's the same, but you take out JUST the engine, not the combo. Just label stuff, and start taking out bolts - it will all bocome clear. Not that hard - I can have an engine out in about 30 minutes. Putting them back in is the tough part - make sure you put a jack under the tranny, and keep it there. Jack up both, and then support the engine weight with the hoist - unbolt everything and it should slide forward, and up. Leave the transmission jacked up till you are ready to put it back, then just do the opposite. You have to use the jack for the engine mounts to clear the cross member underneath.

 

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Make sure you remove the radiator...... ooops I forgot that one...

 

A.C., power steering lines can stay intact and just roll back and tie off to keep out of way.

 

Do a search, see threads below. With your experience you shouldn't have a problem.

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