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Old 07-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #19
Thomas Ruble
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Under my car
Vehicle:
02 WRX/JDM EJ207RA
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Question:

-Can I remove the engine without discharging the A/C lines?
>Yes. I used a bungy (sp) cord to support the A/C compressor.

-Does the radiator need to come out?
>Absolutely... You will need room to pull and lift the motor out. Same goes for when you perform the reinstall later. It's not worth the potential damage.

Would recommend that you purchase an engine leveler to be used with the hoist ( very helpful with both removing the motor/tranny and with the reinstall ).

I have pulled my motor three times for various build projects ( by myself ) and have learned a few pearls along the way.

By the way keep everything well organized and take notes. It's a hell of a lot easier to pull things than it will be to reinstall.

Good luck, you CAN do it !

TR.
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