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#1 BellevilleMXZ

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:56 PM

Helping a buddy swap his blown up 1200 .....2018,,,, any tips/tricks/issues we might have?


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:08 PM

Scarpint just did his, hopefully he'll chime in or you could send him a PM.



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:15 PM

It's not terrible,just tedious. Did one last year in Jan. Took 2 nights after work. Label nuts and bolts in bags with where they came from. Everything comes apart. Did mine on a lift so I was not bent over.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:24 PM

Moving the steering post helped the removal and install.

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:30 AM

How in the Wide Wide World of Sports did he blow up a 1200 ?

 

Keep us posted on your experience.



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Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:25 PM

Thanks guys.....no idea why it went.....oil light and check engine light started coming on , oil clean and full. Shortly after a rod bearing hammering. Only 5k miles and very well maintained. I will pull down after and see what happened. He found a super clean 500 mile one to put in. 


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Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:30 PM

Not too hard of of job

Watch that you don’t set it down on the oil tank and crack it.

2x4 under the engine to slide it on .

Check the alignment of the clutches before you pull it so you can set it back to where it was. The mounts are slotted

Pull the cam sensor out as it hits the steering post and cross brace.

It’s about 150lb also

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 10:04 PM

Take lots of pictures before you disassemble anything!

 

Gas tank is coming off so might as well make sure you have new fuel filters both for the "sock" attached to the pump and the small, $50 bugger located inline where it comes out of the tank.

 

Make sure you mark the fuel float before removing so you're not reading E when you are actually F. 

 

Secondary clutch and shaft are coming out so a great time to address the chain case, though you can remove it without opening the case if you have manual reverse. 

 

It's a two guy job.

 

Here's a good reference video: 

 

Put pins in the bolt holes near the steering post so you can easily reassemble. 

 

You'll need zip ties and old-fashioned radiator hose clamps.

 

Lots of other good advice in the previous post.

 

It really isn't that bad of job, but as said, it is tedious, especially dealing with the coolant hoses and Intake manifold.  Might want to make sure your gaskets are good on that as well.

 

Finally, make sure you really tighten the clamp holding the coolant hose to the thermostat housing. You don't want to be thinking that housing is leaking because getting to it is no fun with everything else back together!

 

Good luck and just know there's plenty of help here!


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Posted 10 February 2021 - 10:13 PM

One man job all day long but hard work. Done it way too many times to admit....

Tack a piece of cardboard to your shop wall and write down every step you did during removal. If you make a mistake just use arrows to redirect the process. 

Believe me when it comes time to replace, it’s SO much quicker to reference your notes. 
And the 2x4 works great coming out and going in if you don’t have help. 



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Posted 10 February 2021 - 11:16 PM

Get the sled elevated . Min 24 inches

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:24 PM

All done, wasn't bad. 5hrs total. F ll discloser I'm a new car dealer auto tech so used to working on stuff. Hardest part was making sure all wiring was back in correct spot/tie wraps where they should be etc.Even coolant bled quick   Old engine on bench, ill pull bottom end apart soon and see what happened. Thanks folks! 


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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:28 PM

Post what you find curious about this and sounds similar to what happened to another member.

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 10:08 PM

Post what you find curious about this and sounds similar to what happened to another member.

Oh really? Did he figure out what happened?


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 07:00 AM

No sure where he is at with it. You can read here.

https://www.dootalk..../#entry23722201

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:04 AM

Just to clarify.....Both 1200 threads here are referencing the same engine failure / swap out.  I was the one with the failure and was looking for an engine.  My buddy took the lead on the " how to " aspect of doing the swap. Found a great engine with 9.8 hours and 319.8 kms ( 198 miles) on it.

Autopsy to follow. Will post findings.






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