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Re: Saab Sonett engine removal ? Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Thu, 30 May 2019 07:57:50
In Reply to: Saab Sonett engine removal ?, cigarboy, Thu, 30 May 2019 06:28:44 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
You can certainly remove just the engine if you like. The trick is to put a short 2 x 4 block under the bell housing to support the transmission. This will help tremendously when you put in the new engine- you have to have the transmission angled up a bit so that the driveshaft mates properly.
I tend to pull out the entire drivetrain as one unit. The main reason is to do a little maintenance on the transmission.
- Pull off the top and rear covers.
- Clean it out thoroughly with a kerosene flush.
- Replace the pinion shaft nut with the new, stronger design and torque/loktight it.
- Adjust the shift mechanism.
- Disassemble and clean out the freewheel.
- Clean and repack the inner driver needle bearings.
- Completely degrease the engine compartment and find that 13mm end wrench dropped in there 5 years ago.
Just my 2 cents.
eric in vermont
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