Project EXI

The building of a Marlin 5EXi kit car, using a Seat Leon 1.8T 20v Donor
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Dec 03 2009

Engine in chassis again.....


Having re-assembled the engine, It is now back in the chassis!!
It was difficult to get the engine aligned, one tip is get the engine in place is hang it from your crane then do one engine mount at a time.
Start with the two top mounts on each side. Dont do them up tight but get the bolts in place, once then do the engine mount over the driveshaft. Get the bottom right mount in place, and finally the mount near the rear builkhead, This is best done from underneath.
Once they are all in, use loctite where needed, and tighten up all fram mounts.
It took me and Tim (Friend from work) about 3 hours of fine crane adjustment to get the bolts in. But now having a painted engine in place in the chassis. It was a great feeling.
Given the amount of abuse the Engine mounts took when fitting the enigne back in, They will need sanding back and recoating with smooth black, I will mask them in situ, and give them some new paint.

Posted by Steve | Permanent link | File under: powertrain