Proposed setup to change engine mounts safely?

I have searched the archives and it seems this can be done as follows but I’d just like opinions on the safety of this approach.

Put the car up on 4 jackstands
Remove motor mount upper nuts from below
Raise engine by means of floorjack and wooden block pushing up in front part of sump
Hold engine up with engine support bar across the top of the engine compartment
Remove and replace old mounts from below
Lower engine
Fasten upper mount retaining nuts
Lower car to floor and go test drive

I think that minimizes risks. Any advice?


All looks good from my house: I’d also add wheel ramps under the rear wheels, JIC it tips backward a bit.

I’d recommend one of these to hold the engine up

Yes, that’s what I have and called an ‘engine support bar’.


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