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URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:09 pm

Kinda urgent, I have a 1st gen jdm engine i want to hookup to my usdm tranny, then put it all back in with the usdm harness.
how long will this take? (deciding between paying mechanic VS doing myself)
and will it all work?

-Ryan
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Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:02 am

Should plug up, less the emission stuff. Can be done in a day or so, if you have help.

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:58 am

Ok, phew I have about 3 guys helping so I should be alright.

-Ryan

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:06 am

Hardest part for me was getting the damn engine and trans to mate up. The rest on these isn't so bad.

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:45 pm

What if I remove them together? Would that be easier to put them together then back in the car?

-Ryan

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:02 pm

Consensus is usually to remove them together, I don't think it's possible to remove the engine and leave the trans in there.

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:59 am

I concur with that.

Should be removed together.

Either use a pillar ramp or make sure you have loads of clearance under the car!

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:11 pm

You can pull the transfer out by itself, I can't remember if it was trevor or chrisd. Someone did it, but I don't think it would be simple. Way easier to drop them out together.

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:01 pm

Mr Alltrac wrote:You can pull the transfer out by itself, I can't remember if it was trevor or chrisd. Someone did it, but I don't think it would be simple. Way easier to drop them out together.


Yeah I've done it a couple times that way. I probably wouldn't recommend if you don't have a lift, transmission jack, etc. It's pretty tricky to get the trans mated back on to the engine. If you're pulling the motor anyway, just pull it all as a unit. Far easier, quicker.

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:20 pm

Take the engine and trans out the bottom as shown in the pic in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51507

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Thank you for all the replies, I've rented a garage bay with all the stuff I need and hope I'll do all right, any things I should do while engines out?

-Ryan

Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:28 pm

Replace all of the seals and gaskets, timing belt service.

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Re: URGENT: how long will a engine swap in st165 take

Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:30 pm

Though my car isn't running yet. As long as you have another person it can all be done in a single day.
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