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b18a swap questions

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by Fernpatch, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Fernpatch

    Fernpatch Member

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    Hello all, I have a few questions about swapping a b18a into a 91 civic dx 4 door. I am comfortable with the actual install of the motor but I was wondering what wiring changes are needed besides the mpfi swap? As far as I can tell it should be just like dropping a dohc zc in as far as the wiring is concerned. Also what would the going rate be for the swap? I have an idea as to what I should charge for the work but it would be nice to get some other opinions.
     
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    its just the mpfi swap..and are you charging someone else to put the motor in?
     
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    Yep. Exactly what he said ^^
     
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    Thats what I thought but thank you for the input. And yes, I am wondering what is considerd to be a fair price to charge someone to do the swap.
     
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    $450-$550
     
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    Cool, I figured I would do it for $500 so I was in the ball park. Thanks to all that helped.
     
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    wait your charging $500 for a swap??
    that a little steep but if they take it then go for it..
    i think fair would be 2-300
     
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    I wouldnt go that cheap!!
     
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    $500 includes pulling the b18 out of a wrecked hatch and installing it into a dx 4 door. I figured pulling both motors out and swapping over all the pieces plus the wiring and istalling the new motor is worth that. I am not a backyard car guy, I have a shop to run and so I have to charge enough to make it worth the effort.
     
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    Thats what i was thinking too... the pulling 2 motors and putting one in.
     
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    well if your doing it in a shop its a diff. story..
     
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