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engine swap.

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Vtgrizz, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Aug 3, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    Hi guys, I have a couple questions for the group..

    last year I bought a 2008 tundra with the 5.7 off a customer of mine..she had overheated it and ruined the engine..it sat outside my shop till I bought a replacement engine from lkq last week for $4000. ( not too pleased with the damage on the motor) . This is the most labor intense engine swap I think Ive ever done.lol.

    my question is, where on earth are the lifting points on this 5.7 and more importantly, the engine measures too long to pull out,do i have to remove the crosspiece over the radiator with th hoodlatch on it?? Thanks so much.Todd.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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    My suggestion would be to DM ViktorG over at TundraTalk.net. I know that I'm sending you to another forum, but he's a Lexus tech and has had his engine out twice in as many months. He's probably a touch busy, but he'll have the process down. My Haynes manual says that there are two brackets that bolt to the top of the engine for lift points (part#s 12281-31060 and 12282-31040). I see no mention of removing the crosspiece over the radiator, but it does talk of removing a lot of item attached to the block, including the starter, which seems odd, but....
     
  3. Aug 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    There are special hooks that bolt into the cylinder header heads from toyota for lifting. Toyota designed it to barely fit coming out the top with the torque converter still bolted on. I had a locked up one and it cleared the rad support by a c*nt hair and the tc barely the windsheild
     
  4. Aug 4, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    Thanks guys..Ive spent days after work unhooking stuff, removing an exhaust manifold to get the starter out is crazy! I wsa afraid I would have to purchase some special lifting hook, im thinkin of making a couple plates and bolting them to the intake mount..My plan is to unbolt the torque converter thru the starter hole, and leave the torque converter in place..did u remove yours because it was locked up?? When I measure the engine from front to back,it measures approx 27 inches or so,and the gap is like 24-25. If i rember rite.(im inside for the nite). I sure hope u are rite and it fits,but i dont see how at all..
     
  5. Aug 5, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    Sorry, just saw this. See attached.
     

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  6. Aug 5, 2016 at 6:08 AM
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    Some of the sections (bold) have their own sections so let me know if you'd like those.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Wow,thats a lot of info.thanks so much, i couldnt see where it says to remove the upper radiator support,so thats good, but ive got everything disconnected and ready to pull it, and now see on ur info it says to pull the trans first? Im gonna try and leave the trans in place, i cannot see from here y i would need to go that route? Any ideas? All i have left is to unbolt the flex plate, the bellhousing bolts and the two motor mounts..i think i will tackle that in the am when i can get a few extra hands. Im a bit concerned that my old hoist will handle this behemouth.lol. i used my two post lift to get the new one out of my truck, but i put my engine crane on it to move it in my shop,it worked ok,but i didnt lift it as high as its gonna have to go to get this out. This forum is a big help, o, and i saw the two lift hooks in ur manual as well, i found the two 14 mm holes they bolt to,so im gonna use two grade 8 bolts and bolt down my own lift chains.shood be a snap.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Nor7, do you have the camshaft tightening sequence and torque specs for this 5.7?
     
  9. Aug 20, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    Hang tight, I'll check.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    Let me know what you need from here. Responded to your PM as well.
     

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  11. Aug 21, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    See attached?

    Torque


    for inside position
    ft. lbs

    45


    for outside position
    ft. lbs

    20


    If any of the main bearing cap bolts do not meet the specified torque, replace it.
     

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  12. Aug 21, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    I FOUND IT!!

    Starts at item 21 on the attached.
     

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