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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by d16a6civichatch, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. d16a6civichatch

    d16a6civichatch New Member

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    i need another oppinion... i am trying to buy a 2000 Honda Civic Si B16DOHC Vtec for 2900 but the only problem is it needs a crankshaft. would this be worth it and how tricky is replacing a crankshaft going to be ...sooner the reply the better =) thanks
     
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    how mechanically inclined are you?
     
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    thats strange all it needs is just a crankshaft.....i would think if something on the crank was messed up there would be some other problems
     
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    thats what i was thinking also, but if he gets it and tears it down he will be able to see if something else is wrong
     
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    yeah i am just trying to point out....its a good possibility that its just not the crank that is screwed up
     
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    ya i am pretty decent and have some expierence on my belt with cars or hondas lol but the guy told me that a mechanic said it was a crank shaft and said it would be a 1000 dollar fix which i thought that was BS . it is stock so its hard to think a crank shaft would just go out...
     
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    well it could if it was ran really hard but like east said thats not the only thing thats going to be wrong with it
     
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    well if it is true it would require a little more work than belts require.....your going to have to be able to take the whole engine out of the car then you should be able to put in a new crank.......i just do not see why there is just something wrong with the crank and nothing else
     
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    regardless, a 2000 civic si shell is probably going to be more than $2900.

    first, who diagnoses a bad crank?
    second, if the crank is bad, i'm sure something else is bad.
    third, b16 swaps are cheap, if the engine is bad, you could get an $8000 for $4,000 after the swap.
    fourth, why are they selling it rather than fixing it? something should be a red flag there.
     
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    ya i see. well if in the end it was completed it could be worth well over 2900 with only 60,xxx miles on it...
     
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    pics or link?

    my guess is that it's stolen.
     
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    i would really think about what b16coupe said.....it just sounds really fishy
     
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    i just find it really strange that a honda crank would have something wrong with it at 60,xxx miles on it....there has to be something else they are forgetting to tell you
     
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    how does a crank go bad after 60k
     
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    east beat me to it lol
     
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    it's a big difference between hiding and forgetting.
     
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    sounds like they are hiding
     
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    too many red flags. stay away
     
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    haha i got lucky and beat you to it......thats what i cant figure out
     
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    forgetting hiding....pretty much there is something else wrong besides the crank but i would agree it sounds like they are hiding it
     
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