Originally Posted by duhafnusa4
As I havent pulled a miata engine out before, and hot tips (awww yea dem tips) to make it slide in and out smoothly?
Unplug the battery.
Unbolt the cat from the header and the rest of the exhaust.
Unbolt the 4 bolts holding the drive shaft to the differential and then pull out the drive shaft.
Unplug the 4 wires on the top of the transmission and the speedo line.
Drain fluids from the trans, engine, radiator.
Unbolt the 3 17mm and 2 14mm bolts from the PPF to the transmission.
Unbolt the clutch slave and hard lines from transmission.
Remove the coolant lines from the upper and lower radiator and the heater hose lines.
Unplug all the electrical connections.
Remove the radiator.
Disconnect the fuel lines.
Unbolt the 2 14mm motor mounts.
Pull out motor.
That should be a rough list of what all needs to happen to pull the motor, then reverse the steps to put it back in. Make sure you pull the trans and motor as one unit and put them back in together.