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JBD's Project CQ - Starting on the 3B Swap...

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Soo cleannnn. Looking good

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Thanks!

With the exception of swapping out the oil filter housing (got one inbound from Issam), I think I’m just down to running vacuum lines.

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Working on making room in the coupe. Im thinking about removing the engine and transmission together. What’s your preferred method? Is it best to drop it with the subframe and all the suspension? Or other? I do plan to refresh all brake parts and bushings while it’s apart.

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When I took the engine out of my 90 I didn't take it out with the transmission. Its not hard to unbolt the engine from the bellhousing in terms of getting a ratchet in there but I did end up having to cut my downpipe in half. The subframe was in the way of the downpipe and I couldnt find a way to rotate the motor the correct direction in order for the downpipe to clear the subframe because the input shaft was still connected into the flywheel. Basically the downpipe hit the subframe before the input shift was disconnected so rotating the motor for the downpipe to clear the subframe was not an option. I will say that was my first time ever removing an engine from any car though and I may have just been able to drop the subframe. If youre planning on taking the tranny out also Id say do it all connected and drop the subframe, I haven't done it but I imagine itll be easier. That's my two cents, more experienced people may be able to give you a better answer.

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When I took the engine out of my 90 I didn't take it out with the transmission. Its not hard to unbolt the engine from the bellhousing in terms of getting a ratchet in there but I did end up having to cut my downpipe in half. The subframe was in the way of the downpipe and I couldnt find a way to rotate the motor the correct direction in order for the downpipe to clear the subframe because the input shaft was still connected into the flywheel. Basically the downpipe hit the subframe before the input shift was disconnected so rotating the motor for the downpipe to clear the subframe was not an option. I will say that was my first time ever removing an engine from any car though and I may have just been able to drop the subframe. If youre planning on taking the tranny out also Id say do it all connected and drop the subframe, I haven't done it but I imagine itll be easier. That's my two cents, more experienced people may be able to give you a better answer.
I pulled the motor in similar fashion leaving the trans in. If I had to do it again I'd probably dropp the subframe and pull the trans and motor as one so theres more space when pulling it.

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Just to follow up on the AC compressor interfering with the 3B oil filter housing, here are some pics with the AAN oil filter housing and AAN oil supply line installed. No more interference issues. And about 1/2 to 3/4” more space between the filter and compressor, to boot.

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And some comparison pics between the AAN (right) and 3B (left).

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Progress is a little slower than I’d like on the coupe, but I was able to get some of the suspension torn down this afternoon.

I’d like to find a set of brake dust covers, but won’t hold my breath. I’ll probably just knock down the rust and apply the 3-step POR15 products. Thinking about using that stuff on a decent amount of the suspension and steering parts.

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Looking good! Keep up the hard work.

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Looking good! Keep up the hard work.

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Stupid Question Alert!

The coupe is on jack stands, the front brakes and suspension are torn out, and all 4 alxes are still bolted up to the differentials. So, the ground and brakes are not available to me. What's the best way to break the CV joint bolts loose? Put the car in gear and attach the crank lock tool to keep the engine/drivetrain from rotating?

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I use an impact gun on the inner CV bolts just make sure they are cleaned out and hammer the triple square in before pulling the trigger.

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I use an impact gun on the inner CV bolts just make sure they are cleaned out and hammer the triple square in before pulling the trigger.


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