Update! The new engine is in!! But lets start here:
So I started pulling the engine last Friday. Here she is right after I put it on the hoist
Bye bye 2JZ. This is the last time you will see this big bish in the bay
As I was taking it apart I noticed that I had a Reman ECU... interesting
After draining all the fluids from the engine and trans, I started by removing the heat shields, plastic under trays and my cat/mid pipe
Driveshaft out. This is super easy on a hoist. Oh wait, what diff is that?
The good ol M85! This will be getting rebuilt with a higher final drive (4.544) soon
Since I am going to drop the crossmember with the engine, the steering linkage must be removed. Make sure to mark it with a paint marker so you have proper alignment when it goes back together!
Getting there. Power steering and A/C lines were removed. **Make sure you take your car to a certified shop to have your A/C evacuated BEFORE starting your swap!!
I then went in the interior and removed the rubber shifter boot. Anyone know what brand of short throw this is? Looks to be very high quality
I then placed jack stands under the front and trans crossmembers
After taking all the crossmember bolts out...
It's out! I just lifted the car off of the engine with a friend pushing the steering shaft out of the way to clear the intake manifold
Empty bay. Going to remove all of that sound deadening material soon
Working by myself it took about 4 hours to remove the engine. Here is the old lump
Next up, removing the engine from the crossmember. Then, this happened...
I have a work around for those mounts I will show you guys soon. Dropped the engine and trans on a pallet so I could move it around. I think this thing will be finding its way in to a drift missile soon!
After some Purple Power cleaner a scrub brush and a pressure washer, I had the crossmember looking new!
Just a heads up, if your doing this swap you MUST have the front half of the driveshaft. You can see the 3SGE shaft is about 2" longer then the 2J
That's all for now. I will write another post later tonight as I have made it much further than this in the past few days!