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Old 07-24-2006, 02:12 PM
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Hi all.. I am new to this forum although i have sign up for member for a long time haha.....
I just buy a 95 civic cx and planning to do engine swap.... I have done some research for this already... but anyone wt the labour fee will probably be? Are there any extra cost for engine swap? by the way, i live in auburn,WA thz!
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:09 AM
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get a couple buddies and do it yourself. not hard at all
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:53 AM
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get a couple buddies and do it yourself. not hard at all
I wouldnt say that it's easy by any means, but it can be done at home in the garage. Best advice I can give you is to BE ORGANIZED! When you pull screws/bolts/clips out keep them in marked plastic baggies. Use masking tape to mark sensors and their plugs, etc..

It'll make life a lot easier when you go to put it all back together. I highly recommend finding someone who knows what they're doing
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:35 AM
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well, if u were to get it done at a shop like i am, mine's charging me 900 for labor
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:48 PM
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tonys thinkin. keep everything labled and everything. i helped one of my friends change the head on his camaro and when we went to put it all back together we looked at all the bolts and were like ?????? so we had to go trial and error with it.
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:08 PM
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i don't think i can do it by meself or with my fds... because we all not so familiar with the internal part of cars.. haha

$900.. is it a normal price or kinda expensive?
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:03 PM
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I helped do a swap and it wasn't that hard.

Sure, it's nice to have some advanced tools, but your basic set of tools, the engines manual, and a hydo jack will get it done.


If you don't have any friends that will help you, then what I'd do is buy the engine and take it to the shop and have them install it. Most shops will charge you out the *** for a new engine.
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:24 PM
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i think i will probably go to the shop to install the engine....really need to find one with a cheaper labour...=.="
 
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900 is cheap for an engine install.
 
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:45 PM
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I went today to a local shop to check out an engine swap for my 91 dx hatch. The mech. was sellin some B15b2's for $560 and and told me he'll drop any engine for $400. I'm assuming that is a great deal. He also told me he would warranty the engine for a year. Just some feedback on drop costs.
 
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