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what should I do while my Engine is out

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Hi all,
I have decided to pull the engine myself as my clutch has completely given up on me :crybaby: not that it was ever working to be honest (throwout bearing last worked when it rolled off the delivery lorry 2 years ago lol) . I already plan on changing the timing belt, water pump and all the vacuum lines but I want to change anything that should be done while its out. For context the engine is on 180,000Miles. Any suggestions are welcome.

Edit : The engine is a 3SGE ,Gen 3 I believe
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Re: what should I do while my Engine is out

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Not sure what engine model you have but would change the cam belt, tensioner, idler, WP and oil pump o ring & shaft seal plus any oil seals which appear to be weeping.
Good time to also do any exhaust/turbo upgrades plus trans oil, axle seals and shift linkages. I also replaced the alternator and drive belts as it’s a royal pain to do with engine in place. Vacuum hoses can wait or easily be done later.

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Re: what should I do while my Engine is out

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My engine is a 3SGE. I just thought vacuum lines would be a good thing to do while its out of the car most rubber is pretty perished on it. Thanks :)
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Re: what should I do while my Engine is out

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Ok being non-turbo it’s easier to access engine components when installed. I’d concentrate on the cam belt area and engine oil seals. If it’s a Gen 2 I’d consider pulling head and replacing valve stem seals as these seem to go first. Get head rebuilt and install decent HG such as supplied on Gen 3.
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