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Old 07-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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Engine stand options ??

Ok, I need to pull the M96 from my 996 so I can remove the heads (oil in coolant, traces of coolant in oil).
What are the pros/cons of the stands out there??? I'm not looking for a hoist, just a stand. I've seen the Harbor Freight units @ <$60 and others at >$300. Hopefully I'll only need to use this once for a couple of months.
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I've used the cheap Harbor Freight one for 2 engine rebuilds. I've also just added 6 washer on the bolts to allow more space on the rear of the engine.
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Ok, I need to pull the M96 from my 996 so I can remove the heads (oil in coolant, traces of coolant in oil).
What are the pros/cons of the stands out there??? I'm not looking for a hoist, just a stand. I've seen the Harbor Freight units @ <$60 and others at >$300. Hopefully I'll only need to use this once for a couple of months.
Any stand should work, but the main consideration is stabilizing it while torqueing the head bolts & ease of bolting the case to the stand.
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Ok, I need to pull the M96 from my 996 so I can remove the heads (oil in coolant, traces of coolant in oil)
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JFro, is there a posibility that your heat exchanger (oil cooler), failed?
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:02 AM   #5
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JFro, is there a posibility that your heat exchanger (oil cooler), failed?
That's a possibility, along with the AOS leaking oil into its coolant line, but those are long shots. It's probably either a head gasket or cracked head. No matter what, it looks like the engine is coming out of the car.
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