Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Yet another SPI knocking -- Will Fix It!
View Single Post
Old 12-04-2011, 06:35 PM   #39
LugNut
Focus Enthusiast
 
LugNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 92146
Location: N.E., KS
What I Drive: 2001 White Sedan

Posts: 160
Points 1,664, Level 23
Points: 1,664, Level: 23 Points: 1,664, Level: 23 Points: 1,664, Level: 23
Level Up 64% Completed
Level up: 64% Level up: 64% Level up: 64%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 LugNut Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Question Can remove SPI engine from above, with manual transmission?

Posted this (and others) in the general Technical forum, and it seems that us heavy-duty engine guys don't lurk there:

I'm rebuilding a 2001 SE Sedan with an SPI and a manual transmission. I have the head off, and the next step is to pull out the block.

I know dropping the engine and transaxle out the bottom is best (am reading the How-Tos, etc.), but if possible I want to leave the transmission in place.

I think with the oil and water pumps off the front of the engine I'll have five or six inches to work with.

How far does the engine need to come forward to come off the trans' input shaft? Anyone successfully remove the engine block from above, with a manual transmission left in place? And then successfully align the clutch going back together?

Thanks for your quick reply!
__________________
---
LugNut

Fixed Up a white 2001 P-code SE Sedan
including rebuilding the SPI (see my threads)
LugNut is offline  
    Reply With Quote