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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Engine removal Reply with quote

I am trying to remove the top two bolts on my engine, but as they are loosened, it seems the bolts keep winding. Does that mean the screw stem is not properly mounted into the case of the transmission?

Has anyone dealt with this problem before and how to remove the engine in this case?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

They are a nut and bolt depending on which engine you have in there so you need to put a wrench on the other side to hold it.
There is a tool to make it easier
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

I saw a guy use vise grips once
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

Or wedge a 15 box end wrench on the tranny side. When you get it out put a D bolt in its place.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

Get a helper or the fancy tool or use a Vise-grips or box wrench to keep the one side from turning.

Once 1971 year engines arrived, those had a threaded boss on the upper left and a bolt from the front side.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

What is this tool called? I have a 36hp in a 59 beetle.

Everything seems to be original besides all the rust and fuel pump.. Smile

60ragtop wrote:
They are a nut and bolt depending on which engine you have in there so you need to put a wrench on the other side to hold it.
There is a tool to make it easier
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

Duh, it is written right on the too. I found it.

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What is this tool called? I have a 36hp in a 59 beetle.

Everything seems to be original besides all the rust and fuel pump.. Smile

60ragtop wrote:
They are a nut and bolt depending on which engine you have in there so you need to put a wrench on the other side to hold it.
There is a tool to make it easier
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

Sharp64 wrote:
Or wedge a 15 box end wrench on the tranny side.

Real VW mechanics make sure it is a 17 mm head in there Wink
Here's one place that sell the 17mm tool
https://www.handsontools.com/SIR-Tools-P222-Magnetic-Box-V-Wrench-17mm-for-Porsche_p_19097.html
Drill a hole in it and put a small chain that dangles down so you don't leave it on ther car. I've found and lost a lot of this tool over the years Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

Ma' Man! Thank you for the link. The prices I was finding was over $60.00.

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Sharp64 wrote:
Or wedge a 15 box end wrench on the tranny side.

Real VW mechanics make sure it is a 17 mm head in there Wink
Here's one place that sell the 17mm tool
https://www.handsontools.com/SIR-Tools-P222-Magnetic-Box-V-Wrench-17mm-for-Porsche_p_19097.html
Drill a hole in it and put a small chain that dangles down so you don't leave it on ther car. I've found and lost a lot of this tool over the years Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

60ragtop wrote:
Sharp64 wrote:
Or wedge a 15 box end wrench on the tranny side.

Real VW mechanics make sure it is a 17 mm head in there Wink
Here's one place that sell the 17mm tool
https://www.handsontools.com/SIR-Tools-P222-Magnetic-Box-V-Wrench-17mm-for-Porsche_p_19097.html
Drill a hole in it and put a small chain that dangles down so you don't leave it on ther car. I've found and lost a lot of this tool over the years Laughing


That’ll teach me to go off memory. Lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

I know this is going to seem ghetto but it has been working for me for years

I took a 1 1/2" piece of a sturdy wire coat hanger. Cleaned it off real good and then welded it across the top of the bolt. When the bolt spins, the wire hits the side of the trans housing and it wont turn. This allows me to tighten the nut without having to go under the car.

like I said- ghetto but you cant beat the price
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine removal Reply with quote

My choice method is once off, clean up the threads, oil and use dum-dum putty aka strip putty on the trans side to hold the bolt in, works like a charm.
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