Status Updates posted by modifiedv8engines
Hello Che - you can leave the intake plenum in place and remove the whole engine/gearbox together. You will also need to remove the rear hatch competely for access.
Unfortunately no cheap parts for this engine as all engine parts are only available from Lotus. Could try Mike Sekinger as he has contacts for parts which may be cheaper than Lotus.
I didnt change pistons or bearing...
Due to the modular structure of the engine its not too bad a job to remove. From under the car disconect all electrical, power steering, a/c oil cooler connections as per the Lotus manual.
You will need an engine crane with long legs as the central lift point is way into the back of the car. A Gantry with hoist would be better.
Let me know if I can h...