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Old 27-10-2020, 17:18   #1
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Perkins 4-108 Engine Tilt to Remove Bellhousing

Hey,

We are replacing the rear seal on our Perkins 4-108 and need to remove the bellhousing. Our boat has a v-drive, and the shaft comes through directly under the rear of the engine.

So basically there's no room to get a jack in to lift the engine like most people do. However, we do have good access to the rear lifting eye from directly above. We're planning on using a block and tackle to lift it up a few inches to get the mounts off then use some bracing underneath for safety. Is there any reason using the rear lifting eye for would be a bad idea? Do others not take this approach because they don't have the access?

Would appreciate your insight.

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Roscoe
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Re: Perkins 4-108 Engine Tilt to Remove Bellhousing

That's what the eye is for.
Just be careful about the strain on the front motor mounts and any wiring, fuel lines, hoses.
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Re: Perkins 4-108 Engine Tilt to Remove Bellhousing

I'd consider using a small lever block for the lift, too. Just gives a bit finer control. I used the same method to lift the rear of my engine except I used the gearbox flange as the lift point.
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