Engine and Driveshaft support

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Wed Nov 8 21:02:33 EST 2006

The support is to hold up the front of the engine so that when you remove
the transmission, the engine doesn't fall into the intercooler.  If you use
one something like http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/OTC-1724.html
(there are cheaper versions, or your crane could do the same thing), you
can tighten up the hook to tilt the back of the engine to make aligning
with the tranny for installation easier.

The driveshaft support, I believe, is if you remove the shaft.  If you just
undo it, you can push it to the side.  I have one right now held to the
side by a big ziptie.

Pay attention to the very meagre description about removing the retainer
for the automatic seatbelt tensioner cables (Bentley's pg. 34-180-3).  If
you undo the transmission and try to remove it without taking off the
retainer, the cables will keep it from fully coming off and you'll have to
reinstall to get rid of the cable problem.  

Put the damned clutch slave cylinder back on the transmission before

At 06:45 PM 11/8/2006 -0500, RicebalLDR at aol.com wrote:
>Hi I am taking apart my 1991 200 20v Avant to repair the throw out bearing.  
>The Bently shows a support for the engine near the front that you should  
>install to support the engine prior to removing the transmission. Does this 
>down on the front of the motor or pull up. I have an engine crane that I
> use just need to know how to rig. Also the book shows a support for the 
>drive  shaft. How critical is this? I do not plan on changing anything on it 
>will  mark everything prior to removal. Any other tips for the clutch job?
>has  137,000 miles and clutch was fine. Lots of work for a bearing. I wonder  
>where it was made. thanks Richard
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