S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

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#1 S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by George » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am in the process of removing my V12 engine but cannot locate the front engine lifting eyes. I know where they are supposed to be but on my engine there are none, therefore does anyone know if these have to be purchased and then fitted and if so where do they fit?
Any help will be much appreciated.
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#2 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by AussieEtype » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:35 pm

They should be on the engine - they are located on the outer side of each rocker cover (front and rear) - one lifting eye just an inch or two back from where the cam chain runs (one on either side of the engine) and the rear eyes are located on the same outer side of the rocker covers, again about an inch or two from the rear of the rocker cover.

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#3 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by George » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:41 am

Hi Gary,

Many thanks for your reply and for the photo.
On my engine I have the back 2 lifting eyes in situ it's the front 2 that are missing I can see on your photo where they should be but I cannot see how they are fixed to the engine, if you wouldn't mind taking a photo from directly above showing the fixings I would be very grateful please. On my engine there is no vacant fixing holes or obvious place where they go.

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#4 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by AussieEtype » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 am

Hi George - sorry I cannot help with additional pics - that pic is an old file pic I have.

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#5 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:02 pm

George,
this picture may give you an idea. It's the RH cylinder bank with the valve cover removed and the cam timing tool installed. To the right you can see the lifting eye. My car has 3. The front LH lifting eye is missing, most likely due to a previous engine overhaul. I think it uses the cylinder head bolts.


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#6 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by George » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm

Ole,
Many thanks for the photo and yes I can see the fixing for the lifting eye and so I should be able to secure the load leveller to that fixing.
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#7 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by Whitact » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:46 pm

Hi George,
The front lifting eyes are secured to the engine via the two thermostat housing bolts.
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#8 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by George » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:50 pm

OK thank you Adrian

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#9 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by Bob. » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:44 am

Hi George,
This picture may help - early cars had cast aluminium eyes, later were pressed steel - they occasionally come up for sale on ebay.
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#10 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by George » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:13 am

Hi Bob,
Thank you for the photo.
I have the back 2 lifting eyes in cast aluminium already on the car but I have now ordered 2 pressed steel ones for the front from SC Parts (£7.45 ea).
I noticed in your photo that you have removed the emissions tubing and so have I from where it goes into the inlet manifold and I have blocked the holes where the steel tubing was but I have not yet removed the rubber tubing from the carburettors therefore could you let me know or send a photo of which tubing to remove and how you blocked the entry into the carbs please.
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#11 Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

Post by Bob. » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:40 am

Hi George
Emission kit was removed before I bought my car but removal has been covered on the forum before - here for example http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... on#p111770
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