Engine Removal Question

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mylesw
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#1 Engine Removal Question

Post by mylesw » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi,

Engine and gearbox almost out of the car (going out the bottom) but a few questions on the last pieces - do I need to drain the oil from the engine before I remove the oil filter housing...? I'm under the impression that the oil level will be above the filter and pour out the block? And then on the clutch slave - is there a way to avoid having to bleed the clutch later by not breaking the line (i.e. removing the slave from the gearbox)? Otherwise where is the best place to break the clutch line? The manual seems to infer the connection on the bulkhead. Car is a 3.8 FHC by the way.

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Myles
1964 RHD 3.8 FHC

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#2 Re: Engine Removal Question

Post by Moeregaard » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:11 pm

If the engine will remain level during removal, you shouldn't have to drain the oil first, but I'd do it anyway. It's the perfect time for an oil change.

You can remove the clutch slave without having to bleed the system. Just tie it off to something out of the way during engine removal.
Mark (Moe) Shipley
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Former owner '65FHC, #1E30036

Planning on getting E-Type No. 3 as soon as possible....

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#3 Re: Engine Removal Question

Post by zigzagsky » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Previous post is correct, you can take off the oil filter without first draining the sump. Best place to break the clutch circuit is to disconnect the feed pipe to the slave cylinder. You need to unbolt the flexible to copper union just above to allow you to move it but that’s just a single bolt on the bracket.
Brian
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#4 Re: Engine Removal Question

Post by johnetype » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:46 pm

and if you want you can leave the oil in when you lift the engine out from the top at the steep angle required.
John

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