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Engine suspension points ?

Dave F111
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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby Dave F111 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Hi Leo

I can't post a picture at the moment but I have a tool that I use for the removal of the front suspension that it is exactly as you describe in your first post the picture of the engine removal was just to show that the manifold bolts are well up to the job of supporting the engine. When the site lets me post the picture I will add it to this post.

Sorted the files were too large to upload.

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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby Aidan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:47 pm

leo_denmark wrote:Thanks all. The day has been used on making a temporary 4 foot extension of my garage as the length before doing this was only 4” longer than the car. Now I have reasonable room to get it out. XJ-S and XJ40 has swopped places, and I’m ready to find my tools and start the project tomorrow.

I think I will make a bracket to fit the 2 inlet manifold bolts. The beam will just be made from wood large and stiff enough to handle the load.


Hi Leo,

Would you be able to post some pictures of your bracket and lifting beam? I'll need to lift my car's engine and I'd appreciate some how-to pictures if you can remember to take them when you're in the middle of doing all the work.
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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby leo_denmark » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:19 pm

This is how I ended up doing it.

Bracket made from 5x40mm steel with a M12 nut welded onto it, mounted at the inlet manifold studs
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Beam made from 2 planks
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Here my garage extension
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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby Aidan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm

[quote="leo_denmark"]This is how I ended up doing it.

Bracket made from 5x40mm steel with a M12 nut welded onto it, mounted at the inlet manifold studs
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Beam made from 2 planks
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MacGyver would be proud! :D

The garage extension gives me ideas, too.

Thanks for your response and pictures, Leo. I'm sure to find them handy in future.
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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby Dave F111 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:05 am

Hi managed to add my pictures to the above post they were too large.
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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby leo_denmark » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:59 pm

Thanks for adding these to make the thread more complete.

I can add, that the engine is well balanced when it is suspended just from the inlet manifold bolts. No need to add suspension on the exhaust side.

Question of the day: How do the V-mount attach to the chassis rails ? I removed the 4 small bolts attaching the V-mounts to the subframe (not easy !), but I suspect it would have been easier to disconnect them at the top side ?

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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby pimgmx » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:50 pm

The top veemount bolts are accessible from the engine bay, Leo.

Iirc you need to undo the coolant expansion tank on the LH side and some smaller gubbins on the RH side to get access.

Very easy compared to the lower veemount bolts, especially when you’re as hamfisted as your humble narrator... ;)

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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby leo_denmark » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Thanks Pim.

Well, that is going to be a challenge. Right now I have the engine suspended in a wooden beam and the subframe out, so I guess would have to support the engine on a jack, remove the beam and get access to the bolts from the top to get the v-mounts out ?
The car is lifted up high on axle stands to be able to get access with the spring compressor tool.
I do not like the idea of lowering the car without subframe (and front wheels) in place. It will be disastrous to loose it.
I think the plan must be to get the subframe finished and mounted and replace v-mounts later. Annoying...

Before giving up I will give it a go and try to access the bolts with the car lifted high and the beam in place, but it’s going to be a challenge.


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Re: Engine suspension points ?

Postby leo_denmark » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:36 am

Happy days. The RH v-mount bolt was accessible without any thing needed to be moved. On LH side I removed air filter and MAF sensor to get access.
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