Engine Removal and Installation
(For Manual transmissions)
While performing any work on the engine, you must disconnect the battery ground strap to avoid electrical mishaps. Disconnecting the battery will prevent 'bad suprises' such as electrical fires, shorts and gasoline explosions.
Installing and removing the engine should always be done by two persons.
The VW 1302 engine is removed from the bottom of the car. To do this the car is lifted one meter (3 ft):
a) The car should be lifted for engine removal. Please make sure that the vehicle is supported in a safe manner, such as on ramps or jack stands. Engine removal is then accomplished with a rolling hydraulic floor jack.
b) The engine is removed while the car is on a hydraulic lift. This method has advantages during engine removal and installation:
1) One does not need a rolling floor jack, 2) the preparative work can be done at a convenient height, 3) the disconnected engine, but still attached to the vehicle, can be lowered onto a suitable support and then pulled. Then the vehicle can be lifted above the engine such that the engine can be removed with little effort, 4) to install the engine the car can be carefully lowered over the waiting engine. Height and side-to-side corrections are easily possible.
The engine will be lifted into the engine compartment (or the vehicle lowered over the engine) for installation. During this process care must be taken to avoid damaging the drive shaft, clutch pressure plate and clutch throw out bearing.
The mating of the transmission's drive shaft to the gland nut can be made easier if one rotates the crankshaft by turning the generator pulley.
Note: During this, not-so-easy, procedure do not forget to guide the throttle cable through it's guide tube through the fan shroud.
First guide the lower engine mounting studs into the bell housing. Then shift the engine until it's flange is in close contact all around with the transmission case.
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