Originally Posted by SomeSailor
When I was a kid, I made that mistake. I sat a Ford 360 engine onto the pan while removing motor mounts. I bent the pan bad enough it started hitting the crankshaft on every rotation. This lead to a hole wearing through, and ultimately cost him the motor. I learned many lessons the hard way.
That's what I'm talking about, damage to the pan from the weight. Not damage to the air bag. It just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. It might not damage the pan, but it might. Then what?