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I was going to support the engine via the tranny, but I thought of something. Would'nt that put strain on the oil seal that is between the tranny and the engine? The FSM recommends to support engine via wood on jack supporting the oil pan. What do you guys think....also has anyone used the "vice grips" method to install the ES motor mount inserts? TIA

-saaby

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I had a leaky lower oil seal when I replaced my motor mounts, but jacking up the pan didn't make it any worse. I used a wide, flat piece of wood to distribute the weight of the pan on the cup of the jack.

How you could go wrong is jacking up the pan directly, possibly warping it. The lower pan is a strong piece, but the all-critical oil sending unit is just a few inches above it.

The FSM isn't steering you wrong. Check out the Jim Rowland "Motor Mount Inforama" thread in the archives for some good pointers.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Saaby:
I was going to support the engine via the tranny, but I thought of something. Would'nt that put strain on the oil seal that is between the tranny and the engine? The FSM recommends to support engine via wood on jack supporting the oil pan. </font>
What you need to do is support both the oil pan, using a jack and piece of wood, and the tranny. there is a small part on the bottom of the tranny where its flat, to put a jack. You need the 2 jacks under there, so when you put the mounts in, you can adjust the way the engine goes back tpo place using both. Also, with 2 jacks under there, there is less chance of the engine moving, which makes it easier when putting everythign back together.


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