For those interested and also for my own tracking for reinstallation, a bit of a run-through of what I have done so far in the removal.
- removed air filter box, afm and all as a single assembly - basically everything from the inner guard to the throttle body in a few pieces
- removed radiator with its hoses and shroud
- removed fan at the same time
- removed serpentine belt
- drained power steering reservoir, disconnected power steering hoses, pushed off to one side. (power steering pump still on engine, probably could have removed that and left hoses on it but oh well)
- disconnects a/c hoses and put to side (gas was already out due to previous owner - long story)
- removed throttle cable and cruise cable, put to one side
- disconnected pipe from bottom of EGR (it goes to the exhaust manifold)
- lifted off injectors/fuel rail/"common chamber" (intake plenum) all in one piece
- disconnected fuel lines at back of common chamber once I had moved it forward a bit for better access to those awful hose clamps
- removed engine mount bolts on both sides (from above, to obtain donor engine I noted it was easy to go in from the side if the wheels and soft guards are off)
- removed exhaust flange nuts at manifolds (will I have to undo the other end of these exhaust sections as well?) on one side - should be three nuts but I got three nuts and one stud with a nut still on it
, still to do side B. TOUGH nuts to crack.
- removed "dust cover" at front of transmission (underneath)
- disconnected a lot of plugs in the wiring loom, fairly logical so far in that a lot of loom will come with the engine and a lot won't
Still to do:
- torque convertor-flex plate bolts x 6
- bellhousing bolts
- second side of exhaust
- probably release some wiring from the side of the motor - I think some of it runs along the motor but should not come with it (?)
- anything else?
Then I will turn my new motor into a copy of my old motor as far as accessories, wiring, etc go. And I will clean up whatever is easier to get to with the motor out as well. And then I'll try to work out how all the vacuum hoses go back together. Geez there are a lot of vacuum hoses. I hope I took enough photos of them.
Any suggestions or tips no matter how obvious are welcome, I would rather be told something obvious than miss something obvious!!!
(Note to self - put a jack under the transmission at the engine end!)