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    What does a 504 diesel engine and 4 sp gearbox weigh?

    I have to send a complete unit with starter motor, inject pump, alternator, power steer pump, clutch and gearbox interstate and the whole unit is to big for me to weigh.

    Usually in this situation I lift it myself and count how many times my back cracks and that tells me the weight but this is just to big and heavy for me to lift so I'm asking for help.

    Anyone with a resonably accurate figure please let me know, doesn't need to be exact, just a calculated guess will do.
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    No idea... but here's my guess.

    Entire car weighs around 1200Kg

    Has about a 60/40 weight distribution?

    So from the centre pillars forward would be about 720kg

    Now take away all of the front half of the body, including glass, seats, carpet etc, now remove all the front end, front wheels, tyres, radiator, battery etc,etc,etc and I would thing you would have around 250 -280 kg left????

    Now...since when did a 504 Diesel have a 'Power Steering pump"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Anyone with a resonably accurate figure please let me know, doesn't need to be exact, just a calculated guess will do.
    Can't help with an accurate figure. Would an hourglass figure help at all?



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    Definately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catshamlet View Post
    Can't help with an accurate figure. Would an hourglass figure help at all?



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    Rod, this ended its life in a 505SR wagon so it ended up with power steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I knew there were some helpful people out there.


    Rod, this ended its life in a 505SR wagon so it ended up with power steering.

    Ok...so add an extra 5kg, to my caslculations, for the P/S pump!

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    Crankshaft & Flywheel are around 20kg's each

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    David,

    get hold of a spring balance, and make up a lever by drilling a hole in a lump of 4x2, so that the ratios of the lengths from the ends of the timber to the hole are 2:1, 3:1, or whatever - depends what spring balance you have. Suspend the beam from the hole and lift the engine etc on the short end, by pulling down the long end with the spring balance. Multiply the answer by 2, 3, or whatever.

    Various other solutions of a similar nature suggest themselves. I have used bathroom scales and a lever to do the corner weights on race cars. Rough'n'ready, but better than a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcusack View Post
    David,

    get hold of a spring balance, and make up a lever by drilling a hole in a lump of 4x2, so that the ratios of the lengths from the ends of the timber to the hole are 2:1, 3:1, or whatever - depends what spring balance you have. Suspend the beam from the hole and lift the engine etc on the short end, by pulling down the long end with the spring balance. Multiply the answer by 2, 3, or whatever.

    Various other solutions of a similar nature suggest themselves. I have used bathroom scales and a lever to do the corner weights on race cars. Rough'n'ready, but better than a guess.

    Tim
    Thanks Tim I'll work out something.
    I usually just use bathroom scales because usually its just an engine or just a gearbox and easily managed but this whole thing makes it harder, I was thinking of separating the motor and box.
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