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Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by Bigceap, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Bigceap

    Bigceap New Member

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    I have 1987 Honda CRX SI stick shift but I blew my stock engine. Now Im tryin to get a engine swap that costs no more than 1200 including the engine and the labor. Where the hell can I go in Southern Cali to get something like that?
     
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    They install too?
     
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    you're not going to find an engine and install for $1200.

    buy an engine and pay someone you know and trust to do it. shouldn't cost more than $300 in labor.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    if you was in CT, $1200 would get me a hell of a lot of beer, and you would have a rebuilt D15A3 with a turbo or carbs.... and smoke anything you raced...

    but you would have to do the work, I'll just hint you on how to do it....and offer a place with tools to do it with...


    mmmm....$1200 of beer.......
     
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    I went to labjunkies and they were gonna do it for 1000 but then they said they cudnt cuz they cudnt find a part. Now i got some dude tryna do it for 1100 but thats for a prelude carb engine but I have FI
     
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    if you try and cheap out, you are going to pay extra in the long run. i would just get a long block for $500 and pay $500 to have someone swap it.
     
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    haha my problem is I dont know where I can get it installed where I live
     
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    try to find some friends, a local import shop or hit up some of the guys from on here.
     
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    dude the prelude motor probaly wont fit. your best bet on that car unless you are experienced at swaping hondas is the d15 that came in the car
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    What happened to your motor? Did it toss a rod or did it just stop running one day? Is it rebuildable?

    If you source a stock d15 it is going to be 22+ years old, with old seals and old sensors, etc.. You are just inviting a headache.

    Your best bet, I would think, is to hit up A few engine rebuilders and get prices from them. It'll eat most of your $1200 if not more, but you will have a fresh, new motor with zero issues and fresh gaskets in it. Then drop it in yourself. It isn't nearly as hard as you think it is.


    Personally, I would source a ZC from Hmotorsonline.com and install that.
     
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    zc wont drop right in though the bellhousing bolt patern and the engine mounts are all diffrent. it would be easier to put a b series in than a zc as there are mounts available to do that swap. The D16a1 does bolt right it but you still have to do some wiring and change the spindles out for 87-89 integra spindles.
     
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    Engine blew prolly rebuildable but not worth it
     
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