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Ok what should I watch for ?
Pull the air intake and tape off the inlet.
Drain the block.
Use chock blocks because of the driveline brake.
But what other tricks should I do and watch for when pulling the 4BT?
 

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I tape both air in and exhaust and water in/out to keep mice out.
I remove the tranny and only lift the engine to save on lift weigh.
I have a screw type leveler that hangs from the engine hoist.

Lift engine and roll the truck out from under it. Dont try to roll around a engine hoist with the engine up high, its a real tip hazzard

I cut off all the wires as It will be wired with new wire.

Above all watch the hand and fingers and feet, keep out of the fall zone in case something goes horribly wrong. These babies are heavy.

Nothing more than lifting a Gas'er out of a truck

Paul
 

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Thanks Paul

I must have pulled a few hundred motors over the years. Being a mechanis instructor can do that , but I was checking to see if there was anything unique I needed to watch for.
 

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The only other thing is be prepared to plug the fuel line if you have not drained the tank. I have had a few vans that had the tendency to siphon. Just like pulling any other engine except it comes out through the door.
 

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Take pics ,they can be used to refresh your mind if the conversion take time .

just what others have said , have fun and take your time.

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