Engine weight

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#1 Engine weight

Post by PaulColeman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:02 pm

Anybody know the combined weight of a series 1 4.2 XK engine and gearbox? I need to move one and wonder if it will go in the back of my Mondeo hatchback. Or will I end up wheelying down the road? Not even sure the tailgate will open wide enough to get the engine in hanging on my engine crane?

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#2 Re: Engine weight

Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi Paul.....have a look here viewtopic.php?t=459 its a long unit....are you looking to move it without seperating engine gearbox....Steve
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#3 Re: Engine weight

Post by PaulColeman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Okay thanks. I don't think even the 'Mighty Mondeo' will cope with 750lbs in her boot. Looks like a need to hire a truck of some sort.

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Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:11 pm

Do you have a tow bar....or a friend with one....you could hire a trailer
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#5 Re: Engine weight

Post by PaulColeman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:17 pm

No I'm afraid I don't. I tried driving with a trailer once, it didn't go well :lol:
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Post by rswaffie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:39 am

Hi,
I hired a van with enough headroom to get the crane & engine into the back. £50 for the day. Split the g/box off though.

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#7 Re: Engine weight

Post by Simon P » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:10 pm

I have a feeling something like that's been done before....

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Post by cactusman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:07 pm

Very good Simon.....on a practical note very important to make sure that once in the van it is secured down and can't fall over or move during transit. A rapid sideways movement while cornering could precipitate very unpredictable van behaviour as well as damaging the engine...
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