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Changing big ends with engine in situ

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Done it before, not impossible but a bit of an arse-ache removing everything.  Naturally you'll need crank rotation to tighten them, so be aware of interference if belt is off.

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The sump is cut away due to how close it is to the subframe, so that hints that space is limited. I'd say get decent access by removing the engine (and gearbox). You never know what else you'll find when you can get good visibility.

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Trouble is he already has the other one in the garage in pieces with the engine out 

 

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6 hours ago, Sparky said:

Done it before, not impossible but a bit of an arse-ache removing everything.  Naturally you'll need crank rotation to tighten them, so be aware of interference if belt is off.

As Andy mentioned about the subframe Sparky, how was it?

really don’t want to take the lump out again. 

Not sure why the oil pressure dropped, no leaking... 

only inspection will tell. ?

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I've had sumps off insitu a few times, always 1988 onward though.  They will clear without dismounting the engine.  I imagine the G cars will be the same?

Ah, thinking about it, I believe I've had the box off each time too...

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Wayne, before you rip it to pieces,  have you checked it’s not the oil pressure gauge gone U/S?

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Ah, OK, I've just re-read your parallel thread, where you say you've knackered a big-end bearing.

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