Boxer Engine Clamshell Removal & Refit

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by 2dinos, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. 2dinos

    2dinos F1 Rookie

    Jan 13, 2007
    Any elegant ways to remove & refit the Boxer engine cover by yourself? It's nice to save the calls to friends as much as possible. I guess the whole cover weighs about 50 pounds.
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  3. fastradio

    fastradio F1 Rookie
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    Apr 26, 2006
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    David Feinberg
    By yourself? This really is a two person job, Bruce. I'd estimate the weight at closer to 75lbs....The most elegant way to remove them is to pull the hinge pins...rather than unbolt them.

  4. samsaprunoff

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    Jun 8, 2004
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    Sam Saprunoff
    Good day 2Dinos,

    Indeed, what David says it true. That being said, I was able to remove my clamshell myself by creating a supporting rig attached to my ceiling. It was a bit of work and really not worth it. In this particular case (and a few others :) ) excitement ruled over logic as it was in the middle of the night and so I was anxious to get the engine out.

    As for the hinge-pins...this would be the preferred method, however, mine were seized so bad that they would not budge at all. I tried numerous approaches to removing the pins, but to no avail. Fortunately removing the brackets and realigning the clamshell (when re-installing) is rather easy and so I had no issues going this route.


  5. 2dinos

    2dinos F1 Rookie

    Jan 13, 2007
    There's a lot of ingenuity on this site. I figured it was worth asking.

    BTW: My pins are totally siezed. Otherwise, this sounds like a great way to go about it.

    Thanks again.

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