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Engine installed

Today I commenced installing engine in car. It took me about 12 hours to bolt engine to engine mounts and install and bolt the C-beam. I started to install the C-beam by one bolt onto the differential. After that I used the "elephant" to lift the engine and carefully lowered it in the engine bay.  There are not much space in a C4 engine compartment and I had to remove the serpentine belt to get the engine in place. I supported the transmission by jack when connection the transmission and driveshaft. When engine was standing onto the engine mounts I slided the C-beam into place. During this process I supported the transmission and by end of day all bolts was entered. I will torque the bolts tomorrow.

Update April 20 : Engine and transmission are back in Covette. Exhaust pipes (Melrose Longtube headers and BB-TriFlow 3" exhaust) are installed. Engine is prepared with oil (normal mineral oil for engine break-in process) and transmission fluid. The main remaining now are installing radiator and extra gear oil cooler, filling engine with 50/50 destilled water and glycol, prelube engine and install intake and injectors.



The engine could have been running now - but the "problem" is the skiing season is not yet finished. We have a cabin in Jotunheimen and at this time of year skiing down from mountain tops are perfect - not to cold and snow is perfect..

The pictures below probably explain why I have not yet started the engine. There is a time for everything, I expect first weekend of May for start of engine..




   


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