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cost of a b16a swap???

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by ilikehondas, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. ilikehondas

    ilikehondas New Member

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    hey, im looking at doing a swap in the next couple of months, though i am not exactly sure what the cost is?
    i have asked a honda parts place that can supply and fit for $2200, but im not sure if it is just the engine and not a half cut (what im after!)??
    im in australia and just need some help with pricing.
    thanks
     
  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Ordering an engine from an online dealer such as http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/ would be my suggestion. Labor can be $2000 easy depending on the shop you ask. If you find a specialty import shop that does swaps all day they may do it for less than a grand.

    You'd want a complete swap or front clip. Engine, transmission, ecu, and axles. A front clip is like the whole front section of the car. May help so you get mounts and wires and such.

    For the cost of labor at most shops, you can buy all the tools and do it yourself. It's real easy depending on the chassis it's going in (let us know).
     
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    ilikehondas New Member

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    thanks heaps, ill will check out that website and also ask around some local garages!
    by the way its just swapping into a 93 EG3 civic hatch.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    in US dollars, a b16a sirII will run you 2500 for the complete change over (engine, tranny, ecu, axels, linkage, etc etc)
    you will then need supplies like fluids (oil, coolant, etc)


    its a pretty easy swap.
     
  5. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    I'm swapping a JDM B16A into a 92 EG si hatch too! Hopefully this weekend. Are you VTEC wired? If you are, the swap can be done pretty easy (if you have access to tools and can get the motor/trans up and in the car) I've done it from underneth and don't suggest it. I did an LS swap in my hatch in '98 and never did one before. If you can do suspension work, brakes, change your oil, etc....I think you can do the swap and not pay $500-1000 to have it done for you.

    Can anyone give me some sound advise about connecting the knock sensor to the D3 pin input on the actual clip that attaches to the ECU (p30....?) I want it to be secure and not what my dad would call "Oakie rigged" (yes my family was from the Dust Bowl lmao)

    Is it too much work to run it into the loom to the engine bay clips and into the car? If its not too much trouble (I can be somewhat patient) I would like to run it to seem stock/clean. But if its a pain in the a$s then I'll just run it throught the firewall with a black wire into previous loom for stereo and to the ECU.

    Any info on making it solid would be greatly appreciated.

    FYI ilikehondas

    I paid:

    $1900 for COMPLETE JDM swap

    $260 for new street performance clutch/flywheel (XTR) Not sure that was a good investment cuz it seemed a little cheap but we'll see.

    $245 for OEM timing belt, water pump, cam seals, crank seal, cam plug (for cam next to dizzy), cap/rotor, valve cover gasket, oil filter (all from local Honda dealer)

    $120 for regular oil (for a flush), synthetic oil (for motor after 1 week flush and trans 7qrts total), NGK plugs ($9 a piece which I probably wont buy again cuz I change them often)

    $200 for delievery (10 hr drive by truck)

    So thats $2700 or so and I still need to put it all on and swap out my drivetrain. If you don't feel comfortable doing the swap, look for someone reputable that KNOWS hondas (even if its a long drive)You dont need to replace all these new OEM parts but I did and I would suggest it to anyone swapping/building.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Australia? I just noticed thats your location. You'd think there would be a direct JDM motor recycler there? Or...maybe...you can find a direct connection from Japan?
     
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