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Best procedure for 348/Mondial t engine removal

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  1. EnzoNZ

    EnzoNZ F1 Rookie
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    I've got an engine out service on my Mondial t coming up and am wondering if anyone has a documented 'best and most efficient' list of procedures for removing/re-installing a 348/Mondial t engine/subframe?

    I searched the archives and the net in general but can't find much.

    COmments appreciated.
    Regards
    Andrew in NZ
     
  2. ajay_m

    ajay_m Rookie

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Hi EnzoNZ,

    Give my friend Karl at Verdi Ferrari in the UK a call. He'll be able to give you step by step instructions for the engine removal and give you some tips and shortcuts which will make the job easier.

    His number is +44 208 756 0066
    His website is www.verdiferrari.biz

    Regards,

    Ajay
     
  3. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    EnzoNZ

    It isn't complicated to remove the engine. I have taken the engine out of my 348. Here is what you do for the 348:

    1) Disconnect the battery and ground cable

    2) Jack the car up then remove the rear wheels, innner fenderwells, exhaust shields, and rear bumper. Be sure to use wheel stops and jack stands

    3) Drain all the oil and coolant out of the engine

    4) Disconnect the a/c lines, after the a/c system has been evacuated

    5) Disconnect the ecu's behind the seats, and the wires in the engine bay going to the coils and exhaust ecu's

    6) Disconnect the oil lines and cooling hoses

    7) Disconnect the fuel lines on the fuel filters, and the lines going to the fuel rails.

    8) Disconnect the break lines and the parking break cable

    9) Removed the cover under the gas tank and the one covering the the shift cables at the gear box

    10) Disconnect the shift cables

    11) Disconnect the throttle cable

    12) Place a dolly under the engine subframe. I used a half ton moving dolly.

    13) Lower the car onto the dolly

    14) Remove the nuts and bolts holding the exhaust to the subframe.

    15) Remove the nuts and bolts holding the rear part of the subframe to the body. These are closest to the exhaust

    16) Remove the bolts holding the subframe to the body.

    17) Remove the nuts holding the shock towers to the frame

    18) Raise the car up in the air about 16", or until you have enough room for the top of the intake plenum to clear the bar at the rear of the car were the front exhaust sheilds were

    19) Roll the engine out part way, then rotate it 90 deg. so the shock towers can clear the bar at the rear of the car where the exhaust shields were.

    20) Roll the engine out the rest of the way

    Again this is in general how to remove the engine out of a 348. I'm not sure exactly about the Mondial T, but it should be pretty similar. Happy engine removing. Oh yeah before you ask. After every thing was drained and disconnected it took me four hours to drop the engine out of my 348. Just take your time, check double check, and tripple check your work to make sure you don't miss anything. Happy Wrenching.
     
  4. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

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    Here are some pictures of a Mondial-T engine out of the car. Hope this helps.

    Bob
     
  5. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

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    Here are a few photos of the Mondial-T engine removed.

    Bob
     
  6. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  7. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  8. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  9. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  10. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  11. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  12. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  13. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  14. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  15. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  16. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  17. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
  18. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

    May 21, 2001
    652
    North Carolina
    Full Name:
    Bob Snow
    By the way, these photos were taken in early '99 with an older digital camera so I don't have anything of a higher resolution available. I will document my 348ts engine removal in a few months and post the pictures here at that time.

    Bob
     
  19. resnow

    resnow Formula Junior

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  20. EnzoNZ

    EnzoNZ F1 Rookie
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    Thanks to all that responded. The engine is out and I'm waiting on a few parts. I'll post my experiences when it's all over.

    Andrew in NZ
     
  21. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Way to go EnzoNZ, nice job.
     

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