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Old 06-19-2018, 09:17 PM   #21
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I have a railroad crosstie ( you can buy them most anywhere) cut into 4 pieces....I put these under the car in case the jack stand were to fail....the wood would stop the car....I would probably get hurt if it fail.....but the car would go no further. I also have a large piece of Tygon Hose cut in half and on the top of each jack stand to have some bite and not mar the bottom of the car. Redundancy in your friend here
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:08 AM   #22
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I didn't notice before but the front is on ramps, so the angle overall may not be as bad as the photo makes it out. I am sure he can tell if the car feels good and stable.

Thought I would still put a choke under the front tire.

Now does anybody know where he should be connecting to the engine to lift it out?
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:09 AM   #23
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I appreciate all the safety tips. Since the car was initially jacked up, there are additional supports to prevent the car from moving. I have taken every precaution to ensure the car will not fall on me. Additionally, those are 3 ton jacks with a 12" foot print, they aren't moving.

Back to the original question, what do I attach the engine support bar too?
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:30 AM   #24
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Well not sure you have seen this DIY on engine removal, only issue is they use a jack to lower it. But thought if you hadn't seen it has losts of other good info.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/15-ENGINE-Engine_Drop/15-ENGINE-Engine_Drop.htm

Just a suggestion would use a couple of nylon Tie down straps and wrap around the bottom of the engine maybe cross like an x on the bottom. I haven't done it, so just trying to add some helpful suggestions.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:33 AM   #25
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Here is a website where I gentleman dropped engine with one of those bars and photo of it connected.

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The throttle body is attached to plastic.
So no, I wouldn’t attach a lift there.
I’m not certain where I would attach one.
I normally drop from below without a cherry picker.
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Here is a website where I gentleman dropped engine with one of those bars and photo of it connected.

Project NUTROD
Thanks. This was helpful
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The throttle body is attached to plastic.
So no, I wouldn’t attach a lift there.
I’m not certain where I would attach one.
I normally drop from below without a cherry picker.
The loop is actually bolted to the engine block. It doesn’t put any stress on the throttle body.
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The loop is actually bolted to the engine block. It doesn’t put any stress on the throttle body.
THANK YOU! Finally...
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THANK YOU! Finally...
Finally confirmation! In the pics that didnt look solid, however in that link i posted for you looked solid and the guy was using it I thank!
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The engine is out. To all the Porsche purists this looked unsafe and unorthodox. With that said, the removal went smoothly, there was zero movement on the car with it on the ramps and jack stands.

On a separate topic, my 4 year old grandson was checking out the replacement motor. He handed me a hose and said "look what I found." Can someone identify the hose and its location? I did a side-by-side comparison to my old motor and still couldn't find it. HELP, please.




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.. He handed me a hose and said "look what I found." Can someone identify the hose and its location? I did a side-by-side comparison to my old motor and still couldn't find it. ...
My first guess, without running to a Boxster to double check, is Power Steering Reservoir vent/drain hose.

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my first guess, without running to a boxster to double check, is power steering reservoir vent/drain hose.

Congrats on your progress!
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My first guess, without running to a Boxster to double check, is Power Steering Reservoir vent/drain hose.

Congrats on your progress!
Thanks. Looks like a fit
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Thanks. Looks like a fit
Yep, the infernal hose that pours PS fluid right on top of the engine into all sorts of deep nooks and crannies, that are basically impossible to get to without pulling the intake crossovers!
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Yep, the infernal hose that pours PS fluid right on top of the engine into all sorts of deep nooks and crannies, that are basically impossible to get to without pulling the intake crossovers!
Can a longer hose be substituted to vent the PS fluid elsewhere?
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Congrats on getting it out.

When I did mine, I had the tip bolted up to the motor. Was amazing to me how easy it was to get the assembly properly lined up and raised into the bay.
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The engine is out. To all the Porsche purists this looked unsafe and unorthodox. With that said, the removal went smoothly, there was zero movement on the car with it on the ramps and jack stands.

On a separate topic, my 4 year old grandson was checking out the replacement motor. He handed me a hose and said "look what I found." Can someone identify the hose and its location? I did a side-by-side comparison to my old motor and still couldn't find it. HELP, please.




Congrats on getting 'er done! Is that a floor jack on top of a motorcycle jack underneath that motor? That's bold! Although, I recently pulled the tranny off a Subaru outback with a floor jack under the tranny and a cherry picker to lift the car enough to drag the tranny out. You work with what you have LOL.
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