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Engine removal
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:35:15 AM »
Hello All,

Can anyone tell me when removing a Moke engine from the car if it's possible to just pull the inner CV joints back out of the diff housing without removing the axles.  Is there enough plunge in the CV's to get them clear of the housing?

I think i read somewhere on here that the inner joint wont clear the access hole in the sub frame but i can't remember.

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Re: Engine removal
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 10:34:03 AM »
Hi,

there is clearance once you start to lift the engine. You swing the engine side to side removing the inner bits before the axles hit the top edge of the subframe.

I wrap the exposed ball and cage with a couple of disposable grocery bags and a rubber band to keep the balls in place and not rolling around yur floor.

If you try to remove the complete Inner CV still attached to the axle it will not fit through the hole, but if the pot is left on the diff then they will clear it.

Terry
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Re: Engine removal
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 10:57:47 AM »

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Re: Engine removal
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 11:39:11 AM »
I'm going to try this way next time.
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Re: Engine removal
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 12:13:59 PM »
Hi,

with the method I wrote about on Mokewerx you can puncture the CV boot when your drift or screwdriver or whatever you use slips. I tend to not use that method on older unmaintained looking CV's and just save it for assemblies where I know it has been apart recently or have been greased up the last time they were out.

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Re: Engine removal
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 12:40:44 PM »
Thank you all,  I will have a go and see how i go.   I will have to re grease the CV's anyway they have been sitting for 20 years but one was new when the car was parked up.

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Dave