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Old 10-11-2005, 12:46 AM   #1
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How many guys does it take to lift an engine?

I'm having a 93' Nissan Pathfinder engine dropped off at my house. I'm planning on putting it in a partners pickup truck and having him drive it to a mechanics house to install it for me.

Will it be possible for 4 or 5 guys to pick the thing up and put it in the truck?
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:23 AM   #2
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I'm having a 93' Nissan Pathfinder engine dropped off at my house. I'm planning on putting it in a partners pickup truck and having him drive it to a mechanics house to install it for me.

Will it be possible for 4 or 5 guys to pick the thing up and put it in the truck?
Umm, you plan on using a lift, do you?
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:32 AM   #3
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I'm having a 93' Nissan Pathfinder engine dropped off at my house. I'm planning on putting it in a partners pickup truck and having him drive it to a mechanics house to install it for me.

Will it be possible for 4 or 5 guys to pick the thing up and put it in the truck?

just to set it in the bed? hell, yeah. you probably only need 2...
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:38 AM   #4
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yeah, we're just going to set it on the bed.

I have no lift. We're planning to just pick it up with our hands and put it in the pickup, and then transport it to the mechanic who has the lift and all of that good stuff.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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yeah, we're just going to set it on the bed.

I have no lift. We're planning to just pick it up with our hands and put it in the pickup, and then transport it to the mechanic who has the lift and all of that good stuff.

Good luck.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:23 AM   #6
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LMFAO.

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Old 10-11-2005, 02:33 AM   #7
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LMFAO.

Have fun with your hernias.

LOL, those are always fun
That seems like a dumbass redneck idea (which i have seen in the past) and the engine kind of outsmarts man lol, remember kids, uneven shape and very heavy = hernia land and bad backs
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:39 AM   #8
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got any big trees nearby???
get a come-along, wheel the engine over to the tree, hook a chain to the engine, and hook the comalong to the chain. make sure the branch looks big enough to support the weight, then get to jackin hehe.... weve picked 350s and 305s up before just 3 of us.
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got any big trees nearby???
get a come-along, wheel the engine over to the tree, hook a chain to the engine, and hook the comalong to the chain. make sure the branch looks big enough to support the weight, then get to jackin hehe.... weve picked 350s and 305s up before just 3 of us.
Haha, sounds like the Redneck way, but my dads done that before too lol. Anything to make the job 'easier'
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Haha, sounds like the Redneck way, but my dads done that before too lol. Anything to make the job 'easier'

also pulled motors with backhoes, trackhoes, and forklifts lol. i also have a cherry picker, but its so much easier with all that other stuff. when i was typing that entire thing about the tree i was figurin someone was going to think im a redneck. lol
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:24 PM   #11
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about how much does a v6 3.0 pathfinder engine weigh?
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yeah, we're just going to set it on the bed.

I have no lift. We're planning to just pick it up with our hands and put it in the pickup, and then transport it to the mechanic who has the lift and all of that good stuff.
Make sure you tie it down some how.
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Make sure you tie it down some how.
set it down in a tire without the rim. good support
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:08 PM   #15
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about how much does a v6 3.0 pathfinder engine weigh?
Is it just the engine or is it the engine and transmission? Either way it'll be pretty heavy, but if you have atleast 2 or 3 friends then it shouldnt be a problem, shouldnt weigh anymore then 5-6 hundred pounds.
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