Testarossa engine removal step by step

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    With that done throttle bodies come right out. Engine looks much cleaner with everything out of the way
     

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    fyi... these frame bolts should all be identical - looks like an undersized bolt was previously substituted. You may want to start a ‘parts list’ even now and add new frame bolts as item#1.
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    Last thing to do before undoing frame bolts is shifter. Put shifter in second and undo the 13mm bolt that attaches to transmission
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    Next you have to undo shifter rod from shifter. Took me a while to get it but it’s REVERSE thread. My head couldn’t wrap around it for a minute. Break loose the tightening nut and twist shifter rod till loose. Don’t undo tightening but to much just loosen because then you won’t have to adjust shifter. With that out of the way the only thing left is frame bolts.
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    While unloosening these bolts you should have some sort of cradle supporting subframe. Next there are 8 bolts on each side that are attached where the shock towers mount to. 4 17mm and 4 13mm. Two of the 13mm you don’t have to undo I found out. They come out with shock tower. You live and learn. This is best done from wheel opening.
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    And with that all undone life body and motor stays down. Success!!! All in all it took me about 6 hours plus another 2 to remove intake and wiring harness. So 8 hours altogether. Next is servicing motor and fixing coolant leak that made me take out motor. I have to remove oil tank so I can get to pipe with stripped bleeder.
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    All the parts lined up. Next up is clean motor and engine bay do service and put motor back and enjoy car for another 5 years. At least this time I have a step by step with photos for the next time.
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    The photo makes it look like it's undersized but they're all identical. I already have a parts list that's getting longer by the minute.
     
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    Hello,
    I will do the same work on my 1987 Testarossa before the end of the year.
    What you just did by posting all these pictures is incredible.
    I sending you the biggest THANK YOU ever from France :)
    Looking forward to hear from you when you will reach the "tensionning the cambelts" step, and what the pitfalls may be.
     
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    WOW! Pretty serious jigsaw puzzle. Cool garage and collection of drivers, in the best sense of the word. John...in the other side of CT.
     

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