For people who say this job is in possible THINK AGAIN! We both had 0 experience on swapping engines.
THIS IS ONE OF THE WAYS OF DOING IT !
Tools needed :
- Ratchet set
- Engine crane - can be rented from tool renting companies there is quit a number of them. That's what we did and paid for two days 70 Euro. Which I think was still cheaper then buying one.The company I used was http://www.azhire.ie They were very friendly and easy to deal with, even agreed to pick it up in the end when we were finished!
- Book needed Haynes Manual - Can be bought on Amazon.co.uk for only 7 pounds including shipping!Its easier when you have it in front of you. Thought its hard sometimes to understand what they mean in there. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1859603963/ref=sr_1_3_olp?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1291200262&sr=8-3&condition=used
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR TIME , AS THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME!
First start with downer car , which engine you are going to use!
Jack the car up and remove the wheel first from one side and secure it with axle stands ( got two of them for 10 euro in Lidl).
And then the other side. Make sure its high enough that u can access engine underneath. Best place to place Axel stands is under the frame just in the front of the car. Use two of them ! SAFETY FIRST. (Always make sure car is safely lifted. Use two wheels under the middle of the car just in case!)
Then remove the front bumper There is a "star" screw on each side and two on the top. To access them you need to move the "arches covers" Black plastic covers. They are held by black pins by pressing on inside of them you can remove the pins Also underneath of the bumper are the same type pins..(when removing front bumper you also need remove front grill that is attached with 3 screws on the top .
Removing Gill :
KEEP ALL THE SCREWS THAT YOU REMOVE SEPERTLY FROM OTHERS. IF NECESSARY NAME THEM AND PUT INTO NEWSPAPER!
As this a big job and might get messy I also recommend to remove front lights. They are very easy to remove. Once you have removed the front bumper you have full access to all screws. DO NOT USE FORCE!
Now we are ready to get started!
For next move you are going to need two people!
You are going to remove the hood now there are 4 screws holding it on both side.
Put the hood safely aside, when removing hood disconnect the washers cables!
Next step would be to take pictures of your engine so in case you forget where something was, you can have a look from pictures:
Now we are going to remove the rest objects that might be in our way! Its clever to make enough space around the engine for your easier access.
Now you are ready to start removing radiator:
Before starting remove the battery!
Now open the thermostat that is located on the left side on bottom of the radiator to let the liquid out! Make sure you dispose of the liquids properly!
Now we are ready to start disconnecting pipes.First the top then the middle and the bottom. Also disconnect the wiring for the cooler fan.