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How and where to attach the engine to the crane/hoist?? Help!

Hello, I wonder if anyone knows how to lift the engine out and into the car with a crane. I got myself one of those 2 ton cranes but I don't have any idea where to hook it up with the chains.

It's an M115 engine from the w115 200, modern engines have some lifting points but this one doesn't seem to have any. I have a chain and two hooks but I need to find a safe place where to lift it from. Please some help would be appreciated.
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You need to attach a cable under the Vee pulley at the front and a cable at the oil pan at the rear. Elevate the front about 30 degrees and lift up and out.
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I like to use a six foot sling. Positioned behind the lower oil pan, it gives a pretty good angle. The angle can be adjusted some by sliding the sling forward or back within the limitations of the mount arms and other accessories. A floor jack under the transmission pan is also useful for clearing the crossmember.

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Thanks for the reply, those are good ideas but how about using chains?? I already have a nice chain to lift it with
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Depending on the size of the chain you can slip a length of heater hose over it as a cushion and treat it as a sling. There's really no good place to secure a chain on the left side of the engine unless you pull the engine mount arm.

I usually put the chain/sling behind the mount arms.

You know you'll need to remove the bonnet due to the angle the engine must be tilted to clear the front body crosspiece.
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Remove valve cover and pull one head bolt from front and one from rear attach one end of chain to front by putting head bolt through chain link and back into engine then same for rear.
Or you can go down to wrecking yard and get the brackets off the front of any old mb diesel and use those with the head bolts and chain
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I was thinking about using the head bolts too but was afraid they couldnt cope with the weight. So it is safe to use them then?
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I have been using them for more than 20 years and have had no problem just screw them in till the link is tight to the head no slack in bolt or they could bend
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