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.
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.
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!
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 and i will (dont know when though..LOL )
but good luck mate !