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Weight of a 6 cyl engine


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03-10-03, 07:47 AM   #1  
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Weight of a 6 cyl engine

Does anyone know how much a I-6 engine weighs? I'm trying to get an idea of how much more a 350 V-8 weighs compared to a 258 I-6 Jeep engine, counting the intake and exhaust manifolds. Thanks.

 
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03-10-03, 10:07 AM   #2  
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Depends on the engine, with and without accessories, etc.

What are you trying to accomplish?

 
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03-10-03, 10:51 AM   #3  
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It's an I-6 258 stock engine in a 78 Jeep CJ-5. I want to pull it out for a rebuild. I plan to pull it out with the intake and exhaust manifolds on and the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel on. The reason I asked about how it compares to a 350 (Chevy) is because I was told those weigh about 600 lbs (but I don't know what parts that weight includes), so I can get a ball park figure. I just want to know how much weight I'm dealing with so I can decide if my garage beams need to be reinforced first. When I was a kid growing up we pulled engines under a big tree, but I'd prefer to work inside now!

 
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03-10-03, 12:25 PM   #4  
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Garage beam????? Steel or wood?????
For your own safety, get the proper equipment.

 
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03-10-03, 01:33 PM   #5  
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I agree. Engine cranes are cheap. Sears among others have them for a reasonable price.. That is the proper and only way to pull an engine. It is also the safest and easiest.

 
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03-10-03, 04:13 PM   #6  
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Using a tree is very ghettofabulous. Humans and their ingenuity.

 
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03-10-03, 08:13 PM   #7  
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Very ghetto-dangerous and not worth the risk!

 
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03-10-03, 09:07 PM   #8  
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We even have a Harbor tools in Cincy very reasonable engine hoists. Funny thing though on a busy street here in someones yard they pulled the engine out of S10 Blazer by tree branch last summer and it's still hanging there.

 
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03-11-03, 12:13 AM   #9  
Go ahead and pic up and engine hoist you will not regret it. If you are going to do the rebuild all yourself, I would get a free standing engine stand to. A 2x4 or a 2x6 will NOT hold, you donít want to go there. If you do a lot of work like this you might look in to getting a roof mounted hoist. They are put in on metal frames and can hoist and move very heavy thing around your garage. I like this because you do not have to have help to move large parts. I also use it to load things in the back of my truck, it nice to be able to load an engine or 82 inch dozer blade with out any help.

 
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03-11-03, 06:12 AM   #10  
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I appreciate all the advice and I will be careful. As for the tree, have you guys ever heard the term "Shade tree mechanic"? There are still a few of us out there, but due to the new electronic controls our numbers are dwindling!

 
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03-11-03, 09:30 AM   #11  
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Lol. That's for WORKING under a shady tree, not using it to lift an engine .

 
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03-11-03, 11:40 AM   #12  
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"Lol. That's for WORKING under a shady tree, not using it to lift an engine"

I disagree. It could mean both or either. Not that it really matters, since it's pretty much history anyway!

 
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03-12-03, 12:44 AM   #13  
I donít think the days are over yet. You just have to buy a code reader/ programmer, lap top and a multi-meter.

 
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03-12-03, 03:31 AM   #14  
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I disagree also. I work on all my own stuff. It takes as noted, a bit of an investment now. That separates the guys with three tools in their home toolbox versus those of us that want to tackle whatever comes our way .

I am always buying tools and items I need, planning well ahead in advance. I buy good quality used items at yard sales and the like to save money. I find things on the internet that I deal with the seller, etc. I exchange stuff with friends. I sell on Ebay to make extra cash to buy for things.

You can do it, it's just that guys with 3 tools in their toolbox won't cut it anymore. You also have to be willing to spend money on the most important tool---service information.

That is the BEST tool in your toolbox!

 
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