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Old 01-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Not planning on this but

what is the feasibility of removing the entire engine in case of catastrophic failure such as a cracked block .. Seems most everything is accessible for replacement , short of the block ..
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Gasser, diesel, Fred?
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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gasser 454 4 speed

also saying this considering a swap to the 8.1 and Allison , or the Allison with the 454
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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I think it would depend on your coach. On many coaches the engine will come out the front if you remove the grill etc. On some coaches the engine comes out the bottom, and I have seen pictures of engines being pulled from the inside and removed by having to take out the windshield although I did read where one guy was able to get it out the door.
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I was thinking it would come out the front as well

is a Suncruiser
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:00 PM   #6
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I have looked at mine with a JD chassis/460 combo and it looks very easy to do..

You dont state your year or chassis, but on most SunCruisers (looking at pics), I would think it would come out the front - either straight or at a slight down angle...
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98 P30 , only 29000 miles , so hopefully wont be an issue for sometime ..

but I love to tinker and swap stuff as well
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Hey, if I got a good deal and it would up my mileage or towing capacity, I'd do it in the snow A 460/3 speed is hard on the wallet..
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Actially, from a technicial standpoint, it is easier than you think

They basically lift the entire motor home so they can get at it.. Then they unbolt it (And a few things around it) then they lift the motor home some more but do not lift the engine.. "Dropping" it out (the engine does not move) onto the engine hoist they parked below it.

The few other things include the front axle. (Well the suspension beams/cross over beams)
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:47 PM   #10
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actually I thought of that myself , but since "I" couldnt go that route

so basically lifting the MH . attaching block to engine stand and raising the MH a bit more and wala

Nice to know , Thanks
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If you can life the motorhome high enough (I dont have a lift), then dropping it out he bottom would be the best way.. disconnect the plumbing, wires, and linkage.. unbolt the cross members (engine/tranny) and it should all drop out as a complete package..

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