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Can the pistons be removed from my 1964 3.4 jaguar without taking the engine out

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2011

    Why would you do that ? If you need to remove
    the pistons,your going to rebuild the engine !!

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Yes, drop the oil pan to expose the crank and pull off the heads to expose the top of the pistons but if you have to do any work on the crank, you are probably going to have to pull the motor out

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