With the amount of work that you would have to do (Pulling harness, so you dont stretch/break any wires. Disconnecting the coolant hoses and disconnecting drive shaft.) to lift the motor up a little, you might as well pull the motor.
You would have to pick up the motor enough to clear the oil pickup (its kinda slotted into the oil pan and angled funny) which hangs down about 5-6 inches from the bottom of the motor. At this point the motor is pretty much out!!!
The motor is mounted to the subframe. Even if you dropped the subframe you would still need to pull the motor off it. You would have just wasted a lot of time and effort to jack the car 3 ft off the ground in order to take out a bunch more bolts you didn't need to take out.
I am currently doing a swap for a 2005 NB.
I have been following this guide http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=462578 , https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B80RC5bDsaMPOGU4ZjE0NWMtZjJlMy00ZTUxLWE5MjMtNzk2M2FmMDYyZmE0/edit?hl=en&pli=1 and I am very confused with the speedo wiring...
So this idea/rant/project is the result of having too many parts and resources laying around:
Let me start off by saying that I run an automotive machine shop, have been for a few years now, and kiiind of know what I'm doing. I've installed dry cylinder sleeves many times, and have the...
Good Day All:
As is often quoted, “Enter at your own risk”. Do NOT send your transmission to ManTrans (www.ManTrans.net or www.ManTrans.com) in Tallahassee, Florida.
After speaking with Cindy Allen of ManTrans, I sent them a 65K mile ZF 5-speed transmission for a rebuild just to make sure it...