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I'm after info on what parts i will need to purchase to do the swap? I have found somebody willing to do the work and just want to know if it is possible to do and what i will need to do it!
 

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Yeah mate it is do-able, I'm guessing you will need mounts, drive shafts, brakes and a lot of other stuff though.
 

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First off mate, just wondering how much you have budgeted for the engine build?

The general consensus is that £3/4000 is the minimum it will cost you to do the swap, thats if you do the work yourself.

You need mounts (hasport) Wiring harnesses, custom exhaust manifold, bracing, custom drive-shafts (i think) and thats just off the top of my head.

Have a look on the internet for sure before you dive in - you'll easily be able to get all the information you need if you put the time in.

Another question, are you wanting a UKDM K20, or the JDM spec? JDM obviously is better, with LSD etc etc, but the price is also higher

I had a chat with a guy at JAE who had a K20 EG - he said its a lot of money, and a lot of time and effort.
 

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Im gunna have a word with my dads mate and see if he has any idea but does anyone know the best way of getting an engine and parts etc. Would i be best using an engine broker or just running havock at a scrappy? I was thinking around the 3k mark but i can be flexible on the budget, but in terms of time aswell, does any body have an idea of the sort of time this will take. aka. Shall i book a good term of holiday. lol.
 

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If you go to a specialist, IE someone who knows the value of the engine - you SHOULD have piece of mind that the engine is a good one (receipts, proof of mileage etc etc should all be present)

However if you find one at your average scrapyard - you will most likely pay under the odds for the engine, but you will not get the piece of mind with it (you most likely will not get a warrenty on the engine, things like that)

In my opinion, i would spent top dollar on a JDM spec /box- if you think about it this way - your already spending alot of money on the swap - so spending that little bit more - is worth it in my opinion, plus you do get extras, such as LSD, and a little more power from factory.

Time wise - that totally depends on the person doing the engine transplant, as with anything. If your going to attack the wiring youself, and have not done so in the past - i would budget a fair amount of time. It is quiet a complex swap if you are not competant from what i have heard, so my advice to you would be - make sure you've done ALOT of research before you start, as once you have bought the engine and started, there's no going back - and it could turn into a money pit if you need a specialist like Performancetek, Garage 786 etc to finish the job off.
 

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massive work mate, if you havent done an engine swap before it will take you a very long time, and you wont get it right first time. You have to get a few things custom made, including the driveshafts, which are something rediculous like 500 for the pair.

A professional mechanic that owns his own garage did one a few months back, the whole thing was followed by everyone on CSC, it took him aaages and cost him a lot of money!

a K20-->EG isnt something that can be decided to do in a day, it has to be very well thought out and have a very large financial and time budget!
 

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yeeaahh, honestly, this is my final plan fo my civic, but i will go for b16 first, and make sure i will have proper brakes, suspension (not just coilovers , camber kits, hardened trailing arms etc etc), and now:

the engine itself will cost u more than 2k, plus mounts ($500 + shipping ) plus driveshafts, exhaust (silly would be to keep stock one or use some ebay shiat),some other bits (harness, ECU, LSD + other bit like radioator probably, hoes etc etc), it is very compicated (as the engine does not fit beacause of its volume) so i would not do it myself but gave it to someone (pros in proffesional league), anyway:
can not remember by whom but i was quoted 7k for driving in and out basically, its silly, but i am so keen on it i will get it, but if you say you can stretch you 3k budget then buy sth else i would say. so remember its not just the engine you will be swaping, but basically whole mechanics

but good sie is when you u get it done you will be chasing m3s :D and i will (dont know when though..LOL )
but good luck mate !
 
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