Engine Removal - Summarized Tutorial
In preparation for an engine rebuild, I removed my ’05 Elise engine last Sunday. Removal was surprisingly easy, no major problems. It is time consuming – around 8 hours in total. I moved very slow, labeling and documenting everything. This is not intended to be a complete detailed guide, rather a general overview. Also, I am not an expert – this is my first engine removal.
*First, a couple safety precautions - sufficiently block the front wheels, set the parking brake and disconnect the battery. We don’t want any fires when the fuel line is disconnected.
*Remove the rear clam. Mine is hinged and has quick releases – it’s off in < 2 min.
*Drain the engine oil.
*I’m not re-using the stock header – I cut the breather tube with a hack saw to make header removal easy.
Last edited by MaineLotus; 12-28-2007 at 12:21 PM.