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JDM Motor Swap

Postby SuperWhite92 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:48 pm

Okay. Beginning August 13th, I will be swapping my 140k USDM motor for a 34k JDM motor from a 1993 GT-Four. I don't suspect that this will be difficult, or at least any more difficult than any other swap. In any case, I will be taking pictures of every step along the way, especially the difficult ones. I will then be doing a write-up of the entire swap, and selling my entire old engine, with the exception of the turbo, which will be sold off my new engine instead (Ceramics Power Turbo).
So what I would like to know is are there any parts or any steps that you would like me to take detailed pictures of?
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Postby alltrac.net » Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:27 pm

It would be nice to have a detailed engine swap write up. We haven't had one of those in a long time!
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Postby thecarguy » Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:31 am

Might I ask as to where you purchased this motor from?

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Postby alltracman78 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:08 pm

If you're swapping a jdm 185 into a US 185, it shouldn't be that difficult. It should all bolt it....'Cept for the wiring harness :?
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Postby SuperWhite92 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:57 am

i purchased the motor from Wais Ilyasi at japandomesticmotor.com. Through negotiation, I obtained the motor for $1400 shipped with 34k miles on it, and he has guaranteed the compression results that he took with a 0% restocking fee. his results show the lowest comp cylinder at 159 PSI. Not to mention, he sent me 8 hi-rez photos within two hours of my request, and even took them of what i had requested. I would do it again if i had the chance.
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Postby k_trac » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:28 pm

Hey Superwhite;

I might be looking for a motor too, curious about the product that you got. What parts were included with that? How does the thing look? Did you get proof of mileage? Lastly, where are you located. How long did it take to get to you?

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Postby Mafix » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:05 pm

I got my motor from toysport...last jdm 165 they will ever sell i'm told.
the 185 harmess should work fine on the jdm motor you'll just need to swap computers and poof done. may need to use some usdm sensors but that's it
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