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I'm ready to pull my C4 out.
Fluid had already been drained, & lines disconnected.
I removed the 4 nuts that hold the torque conv. to the flex plate.
Removed the 6 bolts that go into the block.
Removed the bolt that clamps the dipstick tube.
Disconnected the vacuum line from the manifold stem.

All that's left is the rear mount nuts/bolts.
My questions...
1) Should I remove the dipstick tube?
2) Where is the center of gravity of it?
3) Can I just place my jack under the pan, on a block of wood?
4) Or do I need a long piece of wood to support the front of it too?
5) Also...How much does one of these weigh?
Thanks :thumbsup:
MB
 

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I just hung mine last week. It felt like about 100 lbs. Yes pull out the dipstick tube. I hung mine on the engine with a strap and chain hoist. The C/G was near the middle of the pan so if you put a piece of 1x6 under the pan to protect it, you can jack it.

WARNING: WHEN YOU PUT IT IN, PUT THE TORQUE CONVERTER CAREFULY INTO THE TRANSMISSION BEFORE PUTTING IT ON THE ENGINE. IF YOU DON'T GET IT IN EXACTLY RIGHT, YOU WILL BUST THE PUMP WHEN YOU TIGHTEN THE BOLTS.

THREE parts must line up for the converter to go in. The stator support, the splined transmission input shaft, and the pump gear.!!!!
 

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Take out the dipstick tube, it will get hung on the flywheel. The center of gravity is closer to the bellhousing, but still on the pan.
 
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