Yes, yes, i'm a sad individual. I decided to document the novice DIY engine pull process for those who are interested in an easy to digest format.
This is my third engine pull. It was far quicker than the previous two jobs, and only the second worst one in terms of damage caused (I forgot to unclip the coolant hoses from the gallery at the back and one hose cracked - at least I don't need it anymore! ). But other than that, it was a very successful engine pull. And I must say, I actually enjoyed this one. I wouldn't think twice about doing it again.
Anyway.... On to our feature presentation.
It seems crazy to me that garages are charging over 10 hours for this work... here's a clip of me showing you how to do it in under 2 minutes!
Blue Thunder Engine Pull - The Movie! - YouTube
ps. Apologies for the very dark bit in the middle - I used one of those big halogen work lights when it went dark, which was perfect for helping me see what I was doing. I hadn't considered that the clever camera would adjust it's ISO setting based on the now crazy illuminated wall next to the light.