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How big a job is it to pull the engine out of an R32 GT-R? Will it come up and out over the front (easier for me) or does it need to go down and under?

I ask this as the old girl has started playing up with me today, big time, the clutch has started slipping quite badly.......:rolleyes:........ I have really been puting off this engine out job for ages, I should have fitted my new N1 oil pump months ago. Oh well, it will make for a nice winter project, and by next year I hopefully will have persuaded the missus to let me buy turbo/turbos (still cant decide) so I can get them fitted too!

Is there any other options than the usual Exedy or Nismo twins from Nengun or Greenline that are fit for 500hp (it is for an early 32 GT-R)

Everything is slowly going wonky..............:eek:

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You can either remove the engine with or without the gearbox on. Either way it come out the top.

I don't really know too much about clutches other than the Nismo super coppermix twin feel just the same as a STD clutch but grips very well. Gets my vote.
 

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Thanks for that. Are you using that clutch on your RB30 build? Did not think it would have handled the power......:) Sounds like a good option if it is a similar feeling to std. as I do quite a bit of town driving, and at least the wife will be able to use it also to see where all of the housekeeping money has gone:chuckle: .

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I bought the clutch just so the wife could drive it, which she does.

The HKS clutch was a bitch in town but the good old nismo, well, I bet you couldn't even tell. Plus I fitted the Nismo slave which wasn't really needed but it makes it even lighter.

Yes, it handles the power well on the RB30, it lights up all 4 tyres in 1st and 2nd no problems.
 

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Having done quite a few, I have found the easiest way is to remove the gearbox first then lift the motor out the top. Also as you lift the engine up, once you get about 50mm off the mounts, remove the RH rubber engine mount, it will help heaps as there is a hydraulic hose right in the way if you leave it on. If you get stuck and need advise feel free to e-mail me [email protected]

There is nothing too hard about it if you tackle it in the right order.

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Ditto the above - drop the gearbox down off its rear mounts a bit to allow you access to the top few bellhousing bolts, then when it's free bolt it back up again.

There is a very good engine removal guide by Nito on this forum somewhere :)

Two knowledgeable people and the use of a ramp = <2 hours to remove the engine :smokin:
 

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I have always attached the lift to the engine... then removed both enginemounts....
makes it a lot easier to move the engine..
and you can then access the starter bolts alot easier also.
and take out the radiator and fan... then you don't need to remove the transmission.

Asim..

Forgot to metion that my car is LHD converted... that makes it a lot easier to reach the top bolts on the starter and the trans... My bad...
 

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Thanks guys

Cheers for the valuable info. lads.

Rob, I am sure that the time difference to NZ will be handy, as I am stuck out in my garage at 2am with a problem, I will have live contact to my own top notch Kiwi Skyline specialist :bowdown1: :) :) :) lol. Better than a Haynes manual or what!!!!! :chuckle:

Pikey, the only trouble I have is there will only be 1 guy with no idea (me, lol :chuckle: only joking) doing this on axle stands with an engine crane in my own leaky roofed dark hole of a garage in the crappy Scottish autumn evenings = 3 weeks of wetness, pi55ed offness and several arguments with the wife.

Thanks again for the info.

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add me to your msn list [email protected] 2am for you is about mid day for me here, more than happy to talk you through your bleeding knuckles and give you pointers to calm the misses down, lol Rob.
 

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Bribe a mate with offers of beer to help you, trust me it's so much easier with two people, not just for the mechanicing ability, for your sanity too :thumbsup:
 

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Better call Collins Oxford!

Cheers again guys. :)

"MECHANICING".........I think you have invented a new word :chuckle: :bowdown1: lol

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I'd offer to help, but you're a few hundred miles away, lol
 

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Hi Ian (aka Scrooge)

Hows it all going???
Have you bought any more boxes of parts for £9.99 :eek: :chuckle: :eek: :bowdown1:
I hope your car gets done quicker than mine
18 months and still not there :mad: :mad: :mad:
Although there isn't much I haven't changed
I have done 500 miles run in, and 300 miles back from Abbey
Still in the bodyshop........

Good luck, keep me informed :smokin:

ps let me know if you want a clutch, may be able to help(new nismo clutch from £400)
 

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Hello John mate, Scrooge indeed, nothing wrong with being thrifty now and again..................Its a Jock thing :p :p

Proably bought too many parts for £9.99 and thats why the cars gone t1ts up :p lol Was actually after a quick fix brake pad replacement as mine would no longer stop the car! :nervous: :nervous: Bargain I thought.......

Deffo interested in a Nismo Coppermix twin at that money, PM me with details. Bit skint at the mo due to the arrival of the new "family" runabout.........Will have to get some more OT's on the go to subsidise my winter rebuild.

You will have to get your finger out with your motor, think it will look stunning resprayed in silver, do like 32's in that colour.

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Hello John mate, Scrooge indeed, nothing wrong with being thrifty now and again..................Its a Jock thing :p :p

Proably bought too many parts for £9.99 and thats why the cars gone t1ts up :p lol Was actually after a quick fix brake pad replacement as mine would no longer stop the car! :nervous: :nervous: Bargain I thought.......

Deffo interested in a Nismo Coppermix twin at that money, PM me with details. Bit skint at the mo due to the arrival of the new "family" runabout.........Will have to get some more OT's on the go to subsidise my winter rebuild.

You will have to get your finger out with your motor, think it will look stunning resprayed in silver, do like 32's in that colour.

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Ian
There you go again "nismo twin" thats for a single :chairshot :chairshot :chairshot
Let me know nearer the time old chap :thumbsup:
 

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Ian - give us a shout if you need some help when I get onshore (couple of weeks time) and if I have finished building the 2.2 for the Scoob, I'll help you out as much as I can.

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I've got a coppermix twin going in my car...will be able to drive it in 1-2 weeks. The thing is so beautiful it's almost a shame to hide it away in the transmission :p
 

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Thanks for the offer of assistance Russell, sounds like you have your hands full as it is! I wont be getting down to the nitty gritty for a month or so yet, busy, busy at work and all that, but I will keep your kind offer in mind.

Whoflungdung - Dont think a single would cope with 500hp (according to the figures given on the Nengun site anyway) Unless you know different........ What are you running?

Kismetcapitan - Its a stunning piece of engineering, like you say, shame to hide it. Buy two and keep one in the house to admire :chuckle: lol Did you buy yours from Japan?

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