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Finally started my swap

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Skydive2144, Mar 5, 2007.

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    Skydive2144 New Member

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    I wasnt really interested in doing a swap untill a friend of mine was getting rid of a 94 civic dx. It had a blown head gasket and and someone started to fix it then gave up half way through and the car sat outside for about 6 months with the head off the engine rusing away. I got the car for 300 bucks this weekend and started it. As soon as i got the car i found many other problems, the brakes dont work at all, the pedal just goes right to the floor.
    I will be swaping in B18C1 motor from a 95 integra gsr. Another one of my friends had this car and fliped it over but the motor is still fine. It was jsut rebuilt less then 20k miles ago. I am getting that whole car for 500. not a bad price for an entire B18 swap.
    This is my first engine swap and so far its going ok. i was not able to get the axel nut on the divers side off yet. i jsut disconected the axel from the tranny for now. I actaully snaped two 1/2 inch breakers bars with a long pole slid over it from leverage trying to get that nut off. anyone have any ideas?
     

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    S14Civic New Member

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    i had a problem getting the axle nut off my 93 hatch....it took two people to get it off.......i had someone hold down a crow bar between two of the wheel studs while i put all my weight going in the opposite direction on the nut using a pretty beefy torque wrench.....it seems kind of primitive but it worked for me.....if its a last ditch effort give it a try....be careful not to ruin the threads on wheel studs unless you plan on putting new ones in which probably wouldnt hurt...good luck...hope it helps
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    use air tools if you can. it's easier on you and the car.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yup, I've done it both ways

    Impact wrench owns.
     
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    yeah...good point....forgot about air tools....ive never used them so I always have to find ghetto ways to do stuff
     
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    I had the same issue when I swaped mine out. Did you unkey the nuts. Sry but had to ask. I tried air tols and had no luck. Someone said use the stock rims, put wheels on ground, have someone stand on brake(i was alone so a 2x4 was my extra buddy), spray with a little PB Blaster, Use a breaker bar and a piece of pipe and a little force.
     
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    I did use a 3/4 impact wrench and it didnt even move it. and yes i did unkey them. the one on the pasanger side came right off. when i was doing this i did have the wheels on the ground and still nothing. when i put a breaker bar on the socket, i used a long pole for leverage on it and the breaker bar snapped.
     
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    You can always try and tighten it a little before you try to loosen it. Sometimes its just enough torque to get it off. I know how you feel. Even with the brake on I was pusshing the car...All elsy fails throw some heat on it and get a bigger breaker bar....
     
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    the only thing i can say to use airtools, try spraying some WD40 on it.. :shrug: did the axles make it in one piece, well.. 2 pieces actually??
     
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