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Old 01-08-2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Laker View Post
I would like to know more about the potential perils of lifting by the ring. I thought that is what it is for.
There has been considerable discussion about the lifting eye/bracket imparting loads on the head that result in cracks. Those contributing to the discussion included some of the most knowledgeable members, the rockstars if you will.

My experience goes the other way. I've probably installed over a hundred A4's using the factory lifting eye without a single issue to my knowledge.

Given that the engines I lifted were new, I wonder if age, corrosion, etc. is a factor. Perhaps with an older engine the force placed from the lifting eye is the straw that broke the camel's back.
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prior boats 1987 Westsail 32, 1970 Catalina 22
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