I started working on the car I just bought with the spun rod bearing and other potential problems Bought another bug-eye
First step, get the bad motor out. Since I know the short block is a goner and the condition of the heads is unknown. I'm using the engine pull method used by the flat rate techs to replace the short block, and I remembered to take pics. Here's the car, on stands ready to drain:
And a shot of the poor neglected engine bay:
I drained the oil and coolant and removed the radiator, fans reservoir and all. All this takes is disconnecting the fan plugs, removing the two upper radiator brackets, upper hose and lower hose from thermostat housing. Unclip the power steering hose and out she comes. I also removed the intercooler, battery, and air filter box. No instructions needed for those:
Next to get out of the way are the accessories and belts. Unplug the harness connector and pos. cable. Remove the alternator pivot bolt and stay, drop it down and off the belt and Alt come. Three 12mm hold on the power steering pump. Remove those and the 12 below the turbo coolant tank to free up the lines, unplug the wire and put the pump aside, on top of the ABS module. You have to take the reservoir off its bracket first:
This is when a lot happens at once. I remove all 8 of the 12's that bolt on the intake plenum, unplug the oil pressure sender, crank angle sensor, cam position sensor, knock sensor and coil packs. I remove both the oil breather hoses from the valve covers and the cruise control throttle cable. This allows the plenum to be lifted enough to remove the 14mm on the back of the AC compressor bracket. Remove the rest of the 14's that hold that bracket to the block and put it aside where the battery was.
With that done, make sure everything else is disconnected, so that the plenum can come off the block. I think all that is left are the throttle body coolant lines, the vacuum line to the boost control solenoid, and the rest of the plugs by the BCS. I unbolt the bracket that holds the main harness plugs (by the battery) so that the plenum can be flipped up out of the way. This eliminates the need to undo fuel lines, brake booster, throttle cable etc. Putting the accessories aside preserves the R134 and power steering fluid, and eliminates a lot of unnecessary disassembly:
Remove the cast coolant pipe from the top of the block, and set it up with the plenum. No need to undo the heater hose from it, just the other one.