View Full Version : Engine Replacement

08-01-2007, 08:14 PM
I need some help. Can someone give the easy steps to replace a 2.8 v6 engine.
I will appreciate any help. Some pictures will be great.
Thank you.

08-01-2007, 08:21 PM
easy steps to engine removal?

this has got to be a joke...

start with takin the front bumper off/draining the oil....

08-01-2007, 08:37 PM
go buy a bentley CD. It's the best $100 tool you can buy if you are doing that kind of repair.

08-01-2007, 08:37 PM
1) remove old engine

2) insert new engine

sorry about being a dick. its probably just not something that some up in "5 simple steps"

08-01-2007, 08:52 PM
I may have to refrace. I did not mean easy steps. I just need some guides.
I have a repair manual, but this manual starts in one sections then sends you to another sections and so on.
That is why I am looking for some better instructions.

08-01-2007, 08:59 PM
1) remove old engine

2) insert new engine

sorry about being a dick. its probably just not something that some up in "5 simple steps"

are you sure? i can think of 5 steps to replacing engine

1-drive audi to shop

2-tell techs to remove engine

3-tell techs to put new engine in

4-pay your bill

5-cry on the way home driving you new engine and looking at your butt-raping of a bill

08-01-2007, 09:14 PM
Well If you've never removed an engine or installed one before it's probably a good idea to get a mechanic that knows what hes doing to do it for you or atleast have some guidance. My dad and I removed the engine on my 2.8 Vr6 It wasn't to hard to do just take it step by step.

I'd start by removing the front end of the car, draining your fluids and such. Then jack the car up take the wheels off, removed all your trans axles. Then its just a matter of undressing the wiring harness and the misc shit thats all attached to your engine and tranny. Then unbolt Engine mounts, transmission mounts, bust out the Cherry picker... Pull her out. [wrench] lol It's a pretty tough job I only helped, my dad did most of the work, But goodluck [up]

08-01-2007, 09:39 PM
step one is to buy a bunch of labels and a sharpie

08-01-2007, 10:13 PM
yeah i was about to say, start taking things apart and marking both sides what you took off so you know what goes where ... oh yeah and remove the whole front of your car

08-02-2007, 05:28 AM
Yup. Put all your nuts and bolts into platic bags and label them. Label all parts that you can't remember by sight.

08-02-2007, 07:44 AM
Seriously, if you aren't experienced in the art of auto mechanics and or don't have a serious set of tools, this will be a project. Sit down and think about all the nuances associated with what you are about to do. Remove front end. Remove and either rebuild/replace/repack front axles. Cooling system flush. Is this a "new" V6 your reinstalling? If not not consider a new timing belt. Manual or automatic trans? Rear seal. Motor mounts. Snub mount? Vacuum lines. Exhaust. With engine out check your steering rack bellows. Water pump if your renewing timing belt. Twenty other things the good folks in this forum will point out.

You'll need no less than a Bentley CD, a friend or 3, lots of tools, time, patience, $$$ and this forum. Good luck. It can be a rewarding experience and BETTER THAN THE DEALER!

08-03-2007, 04:14 PM
I have replace parts like water pump, starter, thermostat, etc etc, but I have never work on the engine. I really want to work on the engine just to feel the whole mechanic experienxe.
Thank you very much for your advices. I am going to try.

08-03-2007, 04:35 PM
How about I'll video tape me taking out the engine and installing a new one into your vehicle and paying me 800$ , and then I'll replay it for you to get the " whole mechanic experience" .

08-03-2007, 05:10 PM
first get your hands dirty
then you can pull it out
make sure you clean it up
and dont lean on anything hot

08-03-2007, 07:26 PM
wow!!! is that tatoo real!??

that is some serious loyalty!!

08-03-2007, 10:01 PM
He kids...I hope