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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Installing supercharger while engine out of car?

Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I'm going to likely be swapping my engine due to the seized camshaft. (See thread here.)

Since I'll have the engine out of the car it seems like it'd be easier to reinstall the supercharger and everything else before putting it back in. (Previously, we'd removed it piece by piece while in the car since we didn't know the extent of the engine damage.)

Is there any problem in getting the engine fully re-assembled outside of the vehicle and then putting it back in?

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I didn't try it but I was told you need to do it in the car and I tend to believe them after getting the engine in and out.

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If it's the 2ZZ with the MP62 I installed my engine complete in the car (with transmission installed in car) with everything installed. Granted it was slow, but no major issues. Had to jack up the bell housing slightly to get the clearance for the clutch to clear the bell housing. I just did all this not to long ago. Shoot me a note if you want to talk on the phone.
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If you install it on the engine while out of the car, you just have to be a little more careful when lowering the engine into the car. No big deal. I would install it on the engine out of the car if given the chance. It's better to put eyes on the back of the block where the engine harness is delicately located. There's hoses and stuff back there that I'd like to see clearly as well.
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If you install it on the engine while out of the car, you just have to be a little more careful when lowering the engine into the car. No big deal. I would install it on the engine out of the car if given the chance. It's better to put eyes on the back of the block where the engine harness is delicately located. There's hoses and stuff back there that I'd like to see clearly as well.
100% agree. It is possible, but I prefer to install after the engine because it is just easier to get to all the other stuff. Installing the SC after engine in the car is pretty easy.


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Thanks for the tips folks. After posting, I found this thread using the search feature (duh, should have searched first):
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f25/...ission-108294/

Though I have the REV300 on my car so the situation may be a little different.

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If you take the entire right side engine mount off(including the stamped piece into the subframe) it is much easier to pull out. I prefer take it out as one piece(after pulling the SC) but putting the transmission in first, then engine, it just works out being easier to maneuver etc. etc.
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