Question about 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
This applies for small block engines. Place vehicle on ramps. Use concrete block/anything sturdy and bottle jack. Place directly under oil pan. Use small 2X4 between oil pan and bottle jack (most mechanics would't do it this way because it can cause the oil pan to leak, I'm assuming you're the shade tree type) to spread the load across the pan as evenly as possible. Slowly lift engine. If mounts are broken, engine should rise untill it the transmission bottoms out. If mounts were old, this method will probably break them. Go slowly and check clearances on exhaust, etc while lifting. If they're good, the entire car will try to lift. Once the engine is lifted, you can get to the mounts. It is a pain to get to all the bolts. Be sure and have extensions and universals for your sockets. Difficulty about a 7 on 1-10 scale.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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