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How long did your swap take?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by sidious_14, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. sidious_14

    sidious_14 Junior Member

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    I dident see this covered anywhere Im going to ask. How long did your swap take you and how much experience did you have? IM trying to see how long I should take off work to do it. Thanks
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    The first time with waiting for parts 2 weeks.

    After the parts were all there I did it in 8 hours pulled it out to replace the clutch a week later and it took 6 hours.

    That was my first swap ever.
     
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    if you've never done a swap before I'd say a week. as in Mon-Sun
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    11 months and counting.....

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    took me about 3 solid days of working, with help from a few of my homies. this was to pull out a usdm b16(blew up) and dropping a jdm b16 block, with my usdm b16a3 head on top. it was great, till the install.. thats where we hit a few snags, and ran into waiting for the machine shop to finish milling my head, and so on.
     
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    acutal wiring changes and motor install took 2 days(3 cans of copenhagen), at a very slow relaxed pace- Waiting for the cat converter that martell brothers fucked up for me lasted another 6 weeks
     
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    the guy i had do mine took about 2 months, and he works for honda as a mechanic. my friend took his to a shop and it took them a week. i guess it depends on how much you have to change. stock to stock should take a couple of days. but the more things are different the longer it will take.
     
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    damn man, whats the hold up?
    I hate to sound like a noob but Ive been shown the basic steps of how to do it and if IM not working and Im not in school and can focus on just swapping with everything I need at hand Im confident it wont take much more then 2 days. Ive helped do swaps on non hondas before and I replaced my axles not too long ago after I saw that greese was flug all around the inside of my rim, so I feel that I have some sense of whats going on.

    Thanks for all of your replies
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    6 hours of straight work, if you know what you're doing. Give yourself a weekend.

    Research the tools, parts, and process.

    Have the tools you need.

    Have a manual.

    Have a buddy or two.

    Have a manual

    Have a manual.

    Research the process.

    Have a manual.

    Have the fluids (oil, coolant, brake ((for clutch line)).

    Have a manual.
     
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    sidious_14 Junior Member

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    yeah, Ive been reading out the ass on everything I could find on the topic. Since its a non vtec obd2-obd2 swap it doesnt seem like it will get too hairy.
     
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    B series into a civic....

    i can do them in under 4 hours, thats providid that i have everything, and there are no snags...
     
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    does that include changing some key parts. such as timing belt, clutch, and water pump. because if you swap an older engine those will be the first things to break. and as we all know, that if the timing belt breaks your engine is fucked.
     
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    Not exeactly.

    It took me a week swap Auto-Manual plus a direct drop in LS engine into my Integra.
     
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    did my auto to manual conversion with few friends help in 8 hours
    tricky part was to wire up the brake lights and reverse then trick the auto ecu to work with a 5 speed tranny~~ LOL
     
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    six hours is a little quick, but a weekend is about right if your a good wrencher. Have beer, have a buddy, have a manual, and have the right parts, and you'll be fine. My first swap (mine own swap) I did the clutch the weekend before, (timeing belt and waterpump were basicly new at only 20k miles on each). I was still in HS, and I pulled my engine completly by myself that friday after school (started around 4). I finished at like oneish at night, dead fucking tired. The next day, I had a shit load of freinds over helping me put it in. Before they came, I cleaned up the engine bay with some clearner, so that took an hour out of working. By the end of that saturday, I had the engine in completely minus like 2 wires, axles, and fluids. I basicly finished it that Sunday, however, my tirerod threads were fucked up from banging on it, so I had to wait until honda could order a new one. That saturady, I took my car for the frist drive.
     
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    Took about 1 Day Straight to pull my D-Series out and put in H22 Turbo Setup in my 93 Civic. Car was not previously turbo'd so it took longer.
     
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    ^^ pics of your engine? i want to see how you made it all fit..
     
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    My first swap took me a week as I had to wait for parts from honda. However I only worked on the car for two days durring that week.
     
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    four months and counting finally got it back together and it is in just got to put the rear mount in and i am good i hope -=)
     
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