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Re: Built 98 S70 t5 - no oil pressure recovery questions

Post by Socalboostin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 pm

This was a whole lot of unpleasant work but im so glad it happend now that im on the other side. My old motor was worn out more than i realized. My new motor is working grear and much faster and my car is running better than ever.

Just goes to show sometimes amazing things arrive wrapped up in a whole lot of unpleasant.

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Re: Built 98 S70 t5 - no oil pressure recovery questions

Post by Clemens » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:34 am

I´m amazed at how fast you pulled that off!

Btw, how exactly did that floor jack trouble start? Where did you put the jack?

Asking out of curiosity and also because I´ll have a second try on my hydraulic motor mounts and need to lift the engine a bit for that purpose.
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Re: Built 98 S70 t5 - no oil pressure recovery questions

Post by Socalboostin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:56 am

Unfortunately it wasnt my first time pulling a t5 motor. Had the old out 4 months or so back for the manual swap and an overhaul and long story short... it leaked from new rear main seal after i reinstalled the motor and i had to pull it a 2nd time. So went much faster this time even wirh pulling donor motor. Could probably do it with eyes closed at this point.

You can either use a lift/hoist to lift the motor or put a 2x6 beteern oil pan and jack. Ive done both ways successfully in the past but going forward i wont be putting anything against my oil pan just seems too risky.

I was attempting to get the car real high off ground so had placed my floor jack with a chunk of 2x4 on top under the subframe (same as i had done many times before), except this time it just didnt line up right and before i could do anything slid off the 2x4 and edge of jack got the oil pan barely punching two tiny slits in it.
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Re: Built 98 S70 t5 - no oil pressure recovery questions

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:39 am

Did you do the engine and trans drop vs a cherry picker? Interested in your take on that.
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Re: Built 98 S70 t5 - no oil pressure recovery questions

Post by Socalboostin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:51 am

Never dropped the tranny via subfrane even though ive read its quicker. For me since ive pulled these motors before once or twice i dont think it would be quicker plus less rime under the car is better in opinion. Not much to pulling it right out the topside really.

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