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Old 11-14-2007, 01:19 AM   #61
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I wouldn't rush the swap, as mentioned you do have another car. Lets be realistic here, it'* over 10 years old, being driven in some snow at this point isn't gonna make a world of difference....

Good luck, and after driving both, the 3.06 is a HUGE difference on an L27.
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Yes going from the 2.84 to a 3.06 is a nite and day difference with the L27...

I'm sure Ryan will take his time with it..

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:05 AM   #63
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I wouldn't rush the swap, as mentioned you do have another car. Lets be realistic here, it'* over 10 years old, being driven in some snow at this point isn't gonna make a world of difference....

Good luck, and after driving both, the 3.06 is a HUGE difference on an L27.
If you have seen what the Salt they use here in NY can do to new unrusted metal in 1 winter.. you would be acting just like me

I had no rust holes on my SE along the rocker panel when i got it... 1 winter.. Holes...

But yes im going to take my time and make sure i do it right. also change things that need to be done and that is a lot easier when the trans is out anyway.
But im still going to try to get this done within the next 3-4weeks.

Other things i want to do...
-Drive Side Axel (bad CV Boot)
-Front trans mount
-Dog Bone
-Maybe a tie rod or if they are not looking so hot...

So lets hope nothing wants to fight me

And yes Don, Man O Man i cant wait to feel the 3.06'*
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I wouldn't rush the swap, as mentioned you do have another car. Lets be realistic here, it'* over 10 years old, being driven in some snow at this point isn't gonna make a world of difference....

Good luck, and after driving both, the 3.06 is a HUGE difference on an L27.
If you have seen what the Salt they use here in NY can do to new unrusted metal in 1 winter.. you would be acting just like me

I had no rust holes on my SE along the rocker panel when i got it... 1 winter.. Holes...
Well, With the rockers, you probably had problems/rust but didn't know it. 1 winter should not be enough to rust out the metal. The most likely case is that it was rusting from the inside out, and only chose to break through this winter.

But yes, you should be fine with the SSEi for a while, just set aside money to wash it off atleast once a week, and after large snows.

For the SE though, you should be able to get it done within the amount of you've allotted. Once thing I recommend though, and this is due to age and the rust already present, would be to have a bunch of spare bolts/nuts on hand, as well as a good bolt out kit. With the age and the toll the rust has already done, you may round some heads or worse, break some bolts off. I broke 3 off on the integra just changing the wheel speed sensor and it was a Rochester car not far from you for 7 years. Some PB Blaster wouldn't be a bad idea also.

those are my suggestions. I'll see if I can find the link to the bolt out kit from craftsman. That'* the one I'd recommend as it worked wonders for me.
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when we dropped my subframe and did my trans, the hardest bolts to remove where the subfram bolts and the Rack bolts.

If I where you id start spraying some penetraiting fluid on the bolds now (and everyfew days) to help get it ready for when you got everything ready.

on a side note, I dont know if its feen metioned. But yo uhave to set aside money for an aligment after your done. after finnishing mine, if was so bad that that I seriously feared being in the car just going down the road
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I totally agree with the 2 post above me...

Bandit, do you bu chance have a Torch?

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Old 11-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #67
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By Torch do you mean like a manly one...

No, i just have a MAP gas one and normal Propane one.
But they do the job for braking bolts/nuts loose

i think im also going to do some more rust slowing down work if i can get to more spots with the trans out.
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yeah, this would be a great time to POR 15 your subframe and the front firewall area while you have it out.
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I agree... Might want to protect what you can where you can.. Keep the SE together as long as possible

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