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    Question lifting an engine block by hand

    a mate and I are looking buying an engine but its seems we may need to lift it ourselves into the back of a car.. has anybody done this, roughly how much does a 4 pot ali block weigh in at (no geabox and ancilliaries)?
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    With the head still on?

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    yup.....
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    I'd say pretty heavy for 2, do-able with 3 people.

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    hmmmm thought as much..
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    Depends on your deadlift technique... Watch your back, I'm guessing heavy.

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    seems i may have to come up with plan D... A,b and c are already out the window due to an awkward scrappy no wanting to pallet it, or rather he can't be bothered
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    Is it a Z20NET or a 1.8?

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    both
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    There's a HSS just outside leeds centre, maybe an engine hoist might prove handy. which scrap yard are you going to?

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