How do you remove crankshaft in 1976 Datsun 280z?
The L28 engine is the most common Z car engine. Removal of the
cranshaft is staight forward. Sans the steps required to pull the
engine from the car, with the engine mounted on an engine stand,
the steps are: 1) Remove all exterior components from the engine.
(Alternator, starter, water pump, intake/exhaust manifold). 2)
Remove main pulley 3) Remove front engine cover. Requires the
removal of the distributor, oil pump and pump drive shaft from
cover, first. 4) Drain engine oil, remove valve cover 5) Remove
engine head: remove cam sproket, chain, head requires a 10mm hex
drive to loosen head bolts. Lift head from engine, set down on
side, being carefull not to damage the valves. 6) Rotate engine 180
degrees, upside down on engine stand. 7) Remove oil filter, oil
pan, oil pick up tube. 8) Remove rod caps from crankshaft. 9)
Remove crankshaft main caps. Frint and rear main caps are most
difficullt to remove and require leveraging these out of the
machined surfaces. Be carefull not to damage the mating surfaces.
10) Crankshaft should lift out of engine block.