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Old 07-06-2007, 01:31 AM   #2671
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now i am without a car, i've never driven a serpent before, maybe i'll try out the 720....

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we'll wait and see.....
Or just start with the 720 ... only upgrade what you need AFTER you've used it for a while.
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How easy is it to remove and replace the engine in a 720 07? Do you have to maneuver (translation = "pry") it out and/or remove some part(s) - or can you just remove the top 4 engine mount screws and lift the engine right out?

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It was always a pain to remove the engine in the MTX-4. It would always get caught up on the rear bulkhead, radio plate, side stiffner, brake disc and/or the tensioner bracket (clutch bell).
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How easy is it to remove and replace the engine in a 720 07? Do you have to maneuver (translation = "pry") it out and/or remove some part(s) - or can you just remove the top 4 engine mount screws and lift the engine right out?

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It was always a pain to remove the engine in the MTX-4. It would always get caught up on the rear bulkhead, radio plate, side stiffner, brake disc and/or the tensioner bracket (clutch bell).

I never take my engine out by removing the top 4 screws. I just don't trust myself being able to tighten it back down properly when I reinstall it.

1. Remove bottom screws
2. Remove the pipe from the exhaust wire mount
3. Remove carb linkage
4. Remove left side brace and side belt
5. Slide motor out.

When sliding the motor out, the flywheel may contact the brake disc. Play with the motor left to right while sliding it out. It's not really that bad and after doing it once or twice, it gets pretty easy.
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I never take my engine out by removing the top 4 screws. I just don't trust myself being able to tighten it back down properly when I reinstall it.
Really? I've never had problems retightening the top screws on any of my cars.

On RRR...

1. Exhaust springs and exhaust
2. Carb linkage
3. Right side brace (depends on engine and placement)
4. Undo top 4 engine mount screws
5. Lift engine right out. It doesn't binding on anything

I think I'm spoiled.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:20 PM   #2676
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Really? I've never had problems retightening the top screws on any of my cars.

On RRR...

1. Exhaust springs and exhaust
2. Carb linkage
3. Right side brace (depends on engine and placement)
4. Undo top 4 engine mount screws
5. Lift engine right out. It doesn't binding on anything

I think I'm spoiled.
I've seen people take it off from the top and I've done so before as well. It was just something I don't like doing and like I said in my previous post, something that I don't trust myself being able to retighten them properly. Maybe it's something I've experienced in the past telling me not to .
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I never take my engine out by removing the top 4 screws. I just don't trust myself being able to tighten it back down properly when I reinstall it.

1. Remove bottom screws
2. Remove the pipe from the exhaust wire mount
3. Remove carb linkage
4. Remove left side brace and side belt
5. Slide motor out.

When sliding the motor out, the flywheel may contact the brake disc. Play with the motor left to right while sliding it out. It's not really that bad and after doing it once or twice, it gets pretty easy.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:42 PM   #2678
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Oh no! Not you too!??

Do all 720 owners remove their engine this way??
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Oh no! Not you too!??

Do all 720 owners remove their engine this way??
Not all of them . I always remove the top screws... It's easier
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Oh no! Not you too!??

Do all 720 owners remove their engine this way??
I only take out the 4 tops screws and remove the motor. You just wiggle it out. Nothing needs to be removed. I never take off side stiffener or anything for that matter. Different people do it differently. There is no wrong way, just personal preferrence.

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Whew! What a relief! For a second there, I was starting to think it's like the MTX-4.
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Oh no! Not you too!??

Do all 720 owners remove their engine this way??
Well, most times I unscrew the grub screw on the front of the exhaust and take the engine out together with it but in general

When I'm in a hurry, I just take the top 4 screws method.
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today already test drive 720-07,really good car ,easy settings,i hear many ppl said serpent 720-07 car part expensive,but now i know really cheap,also best quality,now really love 720-07
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today already test drive 720-07,really good car ,easy settings,i hear many ppl said serpent 720-07 car part expensive,but now i know really cheap,also best quality,now really love 720-07
Good to hear that you like the car. That is awesome.
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Really? I've never had problems retightening the top screws on any of my cars.

On RRR...

1. Exhaust springs and exhaust
2. Carb linkage
3. Right side brace (depends on engine and placement)
4. Undo top 4 engine mount screws
5. Lift engine right out. It doesn't binding on anything

I think I'm spoiled.
You need 5 steps for the RRR and 4 for the 720 (just skip the step #3).
That is what I used to do when I ran the RRR and now running the 720.
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