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Engine lifting eye

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Engine' started by Mj260z, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Mj260z

    Mj260z New Forum User

    Hi, I was trying to lift my 280z engine and unfortunately the engine lift eye on the car snapped as the engine crane started to take the weight.

    Can I use a lifting eye from another car what is thicker and handle the weight ok but will only be able to bolt onto one of the existing engine lifting hole bolt locations?
    Or does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement?
    Has anyone ever came across the same issue and if so how was it resolved?


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  2. jonbills

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    I lift my engine with ratchet straps all the way round it.
  3. AliK

    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    I lifted mine with the brackets of the load leveller using holes in the had for manifold bolts and a spare hole that happened to be on the head.

    For good measure, like Jon, I put ratchet straps all round and at a later stage found they could easily have held the weight on their own.
  4. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

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  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    i took the gearbox out first as it made getting the engine out that bit easier to lift straight out and not whack anything
  6. Mj260z

    Mj260z New Forum User

    What's the size are they so I can order some? M12? Sorry engine not at mine to check. Thanks

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