Got one to sell?

Got one to sell?

Get it in front of 160+ million buyers.

Lifting Out an Engine with a Hydraulic Crane

Fixing up an old car or doing your own repairs is a fun hobbies that saves you money. Taking out the engine can be a big job, but it's also rewarding–especially if you are putting in an even better one. Remember, engines are heavy and removing them can be dangerous, so go to a professional if you aren't confident in what you are doing. If you need to buy a car hoist before you get started, many vendors sell them on eBay.

Get the Hydraulic Crane Ready

First, you need to make sure that your hoists has a weight rating that is above the weight that you will be lifting. If it isn't, you will need a different hoist. Trying to do it with an unsuitable hoist can damage your vehicle or injure someone.

Put the engine lifting arm down, then move the hydraulic crane into place above the middle of the engine. Check each part of your hoist to make sure it is in good condition. This includes the chain and the arm.

Attach the Lifting Points on the Engine

Engines will have anchor points or lifting eyes that you can attach the sling to. If there are lifting eyes, attach the sling with chain hooks or D shackles. If you have to use bolts instead, make sure that you use the correct size. Screw them until the sling is tight with the engine. Put the hoist under the sling's centre.

Raise the Engine

When you are ready, pull up the engine by just a few centimetres at first. Take this chance to check that everything is safely attached. Use the hydraulic crane to raise the engine and slowly pull it out. Once it is out, slowly manoeuvre the hoist until you can put it down somewhere safely.

Be aware that this is a dangerous job that can result in damage or injury. If you aren't confident, take it to a qualified mechanic. They will have the proper tools, partss and experience to get the job done safely.

Tell us what you think - opens in new window or tab