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What is the best way to remove 5.3 LMG engine? Lift plate, chain, J417

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Truck: 2008 Silverado 1500 5.3 LMG engine

 

First, is a 5.3 LMG engine classified as a Gen III or IV LS engine?

 

Would this fit my Truck? Massive Speed Engine MADE IN USA! Lift Plate GM LSX LS1 Hoist Picker Crane 4.8 5.3 5.7 6.0 6.2 7.0 Gen III IV LQ4 LS2 LS3 LQ9 LS

 

What is the best way to remove an engine? I see in the FSM it says to use a J4179 (lift bracket). I see there are lift plates like the one above available.

 

is there a place that the attached lift chain can be safely bolted on without the J4179 lift bracket?

 

So which of the following options are best for my application:

1) Just a lift chain (such as the one attached) bolted to the engine.

2) J4179 lift brackets with a lift chain.

3) Lift plate.

 

 

 

 

 

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The LMG is an iron block, Flex Fuel, Gen IV motor.

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Same question.

I have the engine hoist.

And my 06 L59 iron block 5.3 is coming out very soon as part of a "Heartbeat" transplant.

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Shade tree mechanic: Bolted the chain directly to the block - probably should have gotten brackets as the side pressure on the heads or valve cover might have shifted a gasket.

Had to remove the upper front end (radiator etc) to clear enough room for the hoist. Engine was too heavy , had to add 100 lbs (off screen) to counter balance.3cde7b237df419cf8f968f474e48591c.jpg

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Replace Gen III motors with Gen III motors.  LM7, L59 and L33 are all interchangeable but have different camshafts and programming.

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