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I am hoping to start tearing down my 912 engine on Friday, and as such was reading over the engine section of my shop manual. Alot of special tools are listed. How many of these am I going to need to do this rebuild / are there alternatives? Will the 912 mount up to a standard engine stand, and how do I attach a hoist to it? Is there already a good thread covering this sort of basic info related to a 907/912 rebuild?

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Lift, just slip a pair of ropes round it.

Stand, yes a normal stand is fine.

Specialist tools.. depends what you consider specialist. If you assume you'd have generic engine building tools then you need something / some way to get the oil seal lips facing the correct way (do-able), liner clamps not needed if you are removing the liners and assemble sensibly by putting sealant on with pistons in the bores then clamping head down in matter of mins. oil pick-up tool can be replaced with a 19mm wheel nut and a spanner, magnets- any will do, can't think what else there is.

Drop a post of what specialist tools you don't have that I've not covered and I'm sure we'll be able to give you a few alternatives

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Spanners/sockets, all shapes and sizes (sizes that spring to mind are 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, lets have a 9mm while we're at it, crank I think 21 or 22mm) Allen keys for the drive shafts. I don't know of any specialist tools needed, 2 hours to take the transmission and engine out (carefully). Please take your time first time around. There are awkward tight spaces with dangerous heavy objects usually perched above your bonce. Make sure you are safe!

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FYI: From what I've read it's easier to drop S1 and S2 engine/transaxle asmembies out the bottom (Which you can't do with later cars).

I have an engine lift, but plan to lower mine onto a dolly with rear end raised as there isn't much room above to lift it out the top in my garage.

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Hey Guys,

My engine, trans, rear suspension, fuel system, etc. are all out of the car now. I disassembled my engine, and should be getting it back from the machinist I had inspect it soon. Will be ordering new pistons (JE I think) and liners from JAE in southern California. I have still yet to find a thread or website or anything with much detailed information on assembling a 9xx engine.

Andrew

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