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Old 04-22-2005, 09:02   #1 (permalink)
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Lifting point?

1998 f150, 4.6L Bad Rod.

I'm replacing the 4.6L with a 'long block' of the same size. It's been approx. 10 years since I've pulled an engine. The last was an '85 Marquis with a 5.0L. It had a throttle body injector system.

This 4.6L has port injectors.

My question is - What do I lift the engine from? The older engines I pulled, I always used a chain diagonally across the intake manifold. With this 4.6, the 'intake' is aluminum and high. Do I have to remove the aluminum intake first? I am afraid to lift the engine from the intake, don't want to warp / break it.

I would like to have it on the new engine before putting it back in. It's easier to get to all of the bolts.

I bought the Chiltons manual for the engine, - it says NOTHING about lifting the engine.

Thanks in advance, craigr
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lifting point?

Take top manifold off and make L / angle iron bracket that bolts to lower manifold..
Or take exh manifold off and use them bolts, screwed way in....
Engine can be dropped out through bottom as well....
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