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NEED HELP: Blown motor in 98 Accord LX!!

Discussion in 'Accord' started by quiCk paW 07, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. quiCk paW 07

    quiCk paW 07 New Member

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    A friend of mine blew his motor in his 98 Accord LX (F23 Motor) and needs to know which motor will be the cheapest to put back into it?

    Also, does anybody know a good place to buy honda motors online?

    And what would a mechanic typically charge to do a motor swap?
     
  2. powerdriverh22

    powerdriverh22 Senior Member

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    f23's go for 350-400 at salvage yards
     
  3. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    The cheapest thing would obviously be another F23, from the same year car or similar. Don't do anything pre-96, as those motors will require an OBD conversion.

    As for the cost, it will vary by mechanic. I'd guess probably around a grand at least, if you're looking for warrantied mechanic work. If you source a motor yourself and take it to an import speed shop they might do it for cheaper, but then there's the question of work quality...
     
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    musiclevelz5 New Member

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    I thought that putting an older engine in a newer car is illegal....? e.g. putting a 93 f22a into a 94 accord.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    It is, yes, but if your state doesn't require inspections then no one is really ever going to know, and it might be a cheaper option than buying a newer one.

    Now, my question for you is, what does that have to do with this thread and was it really necessary to bring it back after 2 months of idleness?
     
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    musiclevelz5 New Member

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    better then 7 months right? :p Also. Even tho if no one happens to find out that I have an illegal car on the road. It would still bother my conscience for breaking the law.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I guess so, yeah... :shrug:
     
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