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Old 11-01-2007, 01:30 PM
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I have an 89DX hatchback and the motor blew a hole in piston 2 a couple weeks ago.I bought a junkyard Civic (90DX) for $150. I'm doing the engine swap this weekend. When I pull the engine out of the junkyard car, I will replace the following: Water pump, Timing belt and tensioners, valve cover gasket, spark plug tube seals, both radiator hoses and belts, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, PCV valve, thermostat and gasket, clutch and flywheel ($235 in parts) Anything I'm missing?
 
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:32 PM
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fuel filter, oil filter, oil? That's all I can think of right now.
 
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:08 PM
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just out of curiosity why didnt you just buy the engine? and why did you get the same engine, instead of a better one? as the lx which has a better gearbox on it (i believe, as the DX is the one with the cr**py gearbox)
 
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:16 AM
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just out of curiosity why didnt you just buy the engine? and why did you get the same engine, instead of a better one? as the lx which has a better gearbox on it (i believe, as the DX is the one with the cr**py gearbox)
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This is my back and forth to work, pizza delivery, and tool hauler car. I don't need speed, just longevity. So my main goal was to do this as cheap as possible. I originally bought the white one for $500 and i bought the ugly one for $150. Once I do the swap I sell the tranny and scrap the maroon body and pay dam near nothing for an engine.

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fuel filter, oil filter, oil? That's all I can think of right now.
Oil and filter was a given, but I forgot about the fuel filter
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:08 AM
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SHE RUNS AGAIN!!! I'm having a couple of minor issues but I will get them worked out. It actually ended up being easier to set the engine on the ground and lift the car up rather than take the engine up through hood.
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:39 AM
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Thats usually how it is. Good job man Hope she lasts a long time!
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:50 AM
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Thats usually how it is. Good job man Hope she lasts a long time!
thats what i heard too. Btw do you have the pictures of your newly built engine?
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:24 PM
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Awesome that you got her fixed up already
 
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