Removing Engine - Step By Step - Please?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:00 PM
I need some help working out how to remove the engine as I've read through the Haynes manual but am still left with some questions - mainly does my car have one of those? What does it look like?? I work much better with pictures
I've got at 1984 Mini Mayfair
I found this old post http://www.theminifo...__fromsearch__1 which said remove these items below:
Heater hoses ( one to head and one to bottom hose )
Top engine steady
Bottom gearbox steady - Is this present in a 1984 mini - what does it look like?
Clutch slave from housing - Does this need draining first?
Starter solenoid ( if on inner wing ) - Is this present in a 1984 mini - what does it look like?
Alternator, just gets in the way...
Gearshift mechanism - where would I disconnect this from on a 1984 mini?
Exhaust, if LCB the you can just separate it at the Y piece.
drive shafts ( to do this remove top ball joint and lean hub back )
Brake servo - Is this present in a 1984 mini - what does it look like?
Dizzy cap and rotor arm..
Haynes says to undo and remove the upper suspension arm rebound rubber and replace it with a wooden wedge - Why? what does the rebound rubber look like?
At what point does the engine need to be supported - just to ensure I don't take everything off and it falls on the floor
In case you hadn't guessed it already am a novice and could do with all the help I can get.
Thanks for any help in advance
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
Brake servo - Is this present in a 1984 mini - what does it look like? = looks like this: (if you have one)
Clutch slave from housing - Does this need draining first? = not sure, the slave houssing i believe is just a piston, if you unbolt it it shoould just hang on its hose or tube.
Edited by freshairmini, 28 March 2012 - 12:17 PM.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:20 PM
Clutch slave..I just disconnect, dont worry about fluid loss, you'll need refill and bleed when you refit.
If starter solenoid is on the wing, no need to remove..just disconnect the main cable off the starter motor.
gearshift....look underneath rear of engine theres two long rods...one connects with a nut and bolt..remove that...the other uses a metal tube with a pin at either end, remove the front pin...you need a proper size punch to get it out.
brake servo, depends how late in 84, Mines not got one and mines 84. look to left of engine bay...servo is a large round thing with a brake master cylinder attached, and also a pipe which will attach to the inlet manifol. If you've a big empty space above the clutch housing youve not got one...And you will find removing engine a lot easier :) more room
You can remove everything , engine won't fall out.may rock back and forwards once steadies are removed
Sam14 what does the 84 servo look like ???? I would have said same as picture above...got an 88 and 89 both have that servo..only other servos I've seen are the very early remote ones fitted to Coopers
Edited by lrostoke, 28 March 2012 - 12:23 PM.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:36 PM
A brake servo on a 1984 does not look like that at all.
Probably because there isn't one.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:47 PM
Does anyone have any thoughts on the wedge - "Haynes says to undo and remove the upper suspension arm rebound rubber and replace it with a wooden wedge - Why? what does the rebound rubber look like?"
Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:54 PM
Don't forget drain the engine oil before starting
Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:03 PM
Just undo the slave cylinder and leave it in the engine bay. No need to re-bleed after re-fitting.
Ignore the statement in Haynes about a wooden wedge under top arm.
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