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Post subject: pulling a V12 out of a BMW  PostPosted: Dec 08, 2011 - 03:19 AM
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I plan on pulling an M70 engine out of a 1989 750IL this weekend from my local pick n pull. My question is, does anyone have any tips for easing my experience? I am and experienced mechanic and am confident I can get the job done but it looks like a tight fit and I am not above asking for suggestions from others who have been through this.
Any non obvious tools I should bring along or things to be aware of when pulling it out would be great.
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 08, 2011 - 04:33 AM
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Hey David I would suggest trying to get the fenders and as much of the front end as possible. I am just embarking on trying to find a dead v12 just for mock up purposes.

Didn't you have a audi trans for sale some time back? Man I wished I would have jumped on that thing. I would like to get one and am having a difficult time locating one now!


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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 08, 2011 - 03:25 PM
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David,

You will find it is not to bad. I removed both intake manifolds first so as to not damage them during lifting. Not sure if it was neccessary however it did make me feel better. I removed the upper motor mount nut, and put a jack under the motor to raise it enough to be able to place a bolt through the hole of the motor mount and through the link on a chain. I used the motor mounts for lifting the motor out and then threw a chain around the bell housing area because I removed the motor with the tranny all at once. As RUNDLC said it helps if you have lots of room up front. The whole front of my 850CI was pretty much gone so having no fenders or front clip did help. Thats how I did it and it wasnt bad at all

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 08, 2011 - 03:46 PM
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If I were to do it agin I would pull the motor and trans at one time, set them out and then separate. You shouldn't have to take the intakes off, BMW supplies lifting eyes on the engine.

4 bolts on the driveshaft, 2 motor and trans mounts, harnesses fuel and coolant lines and boom you are out

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Thanks to everyone for the replies. So it sounds like a fairly typical removal...with a little luck it will be in my garage on sunday, or at least in the bed of my truck if just dont feel like hoisting it out the same day.
 
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Mission complete! The V12 is sitting in my truck. Was not too bad of a pull, took me just under 5 hours and thats including the hour it took me to destroy the bell housing with a claw hammer! Someone had rounded some of the six point bolts that fasten the bell housing to the block and my visegrips wouldnt budge them. I had no desire to purchase the trans so it was hammer time.
Thanks agian for the tips, I am sure t have many more qustions soon. Now its time to get started on that adapter plate!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 13, 2011 - 03:52 PM
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What gearbox are you using?
I make one to mate the Audi

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 13, 2011 - 09:56 PM
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A.B. did the machine guy get those done?
 
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He makes them when I ask for one, are you ready for one? He is getting the metal for another as we speak, and just sent one off.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 14, 2011 - 12:56 AM
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AdrianBurton wrote:
He makes them when I ask for one, are you ready for one? He is getting the metal for another as we speak, and just sent one off.


I really hope this one was sent to me, what's the tracking # ??

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@ Rod
Absolutely, when I spoke to him last he was putting everything in a box to send to you.

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