M106 is out!

These are pretty big engines, removal can be a challenge with my consumer-grade tools. All the M30 variants are long and heavy, but the M106 is even worse, with forty pounds of turbo & WG assembly sitting off to the side, eighty pounds of Getrag 265 dangling off the back and twenty five pounds of clutch sandwiched in the middle. I’d guess that’s nearly 600 pounds total. When you’re shifting that kind of weight around “easy does it” is a motto to live by.

To make things a little more challenging, I usually pull motors on a moderately-sloped driveway. My two-ton engine hoist is a little lop-sided, and the engine stand isn’t really a heavy-duty unit. But…as you can see from the picture above…it all worked out in the end.