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Old 06-26-2006, 10:55 PM   #11
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Boosty, and a couple others I believe, did a swap in 8 hours. With the right tools and knowledge it'* very possible to do it in a weekend.
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id love to get that experience in on this if it happens. as i have none. as for right tools . . . anyone want to chime in on exactly what that entails?
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Boosty, and a couple others I believe, did a swap in 8 hours. With the right tools and knowledge it'* very possible to do it in a weekend.
Yes, but it was the same motor going in rather than a different drive train. Start doing your homework now so you will be prepared for the electrical and physical differences. Setbacks and surprises can eat up a lot of time.
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ive posted a couple topics asking about what to expect, no responses yet.

figure the best source of info in this site. beyond that, maybe clubgp or something.

still in nebulous stages.

im going to do it. the question is: will i be paying someone else to do it or will i be able to get the help i need?
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Boosty, and a couple others I believe, did a swap in 8 hours. With the right tools and knowledge it'* very possible to do it in a weekend.
Yes, but it was the same motor going in rather than a different drive train. Start doing your homework now so you will be prepared for the electrical and physical differences. Setbacks and surprises can eat up a lot of time.
Ahhh yes, that'* correct.
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I researched my swap for months before digging in so you are doing the right thing asking around. Step one is get the factory service manual for your 04 and the donor if different. You'll be in a different boat than most swaps though. I can't think of anyone that has done a drive train swap in like-model and like-generation cars. When it came time for Highlander'* second motor in his 98, he considered an L67 rather than another L36. After I pointed out several electrical differences, he dropped the idea because he needed it to be a quick operation. Doable nevertheless.

Can you point me to the other topics? Maybe I can add some thoughts.
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i looked and i couldnt find the threads. that would explain the lack of responses. sorry i doubted you guys

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=641539#641539

that thread is about what to expect. this thread is for who might be willing to lend a hand, that one is for the more technical parts.

sorry mods, i thought i had that thread going too to prevent disarray.
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i would definetely be in, but i am pretty far from oklahoma and dont have much expierience, i hope you get the help you need, that would be one hell of a sleeper!
ford- "o look some punk in an SE thinks his car is fast...hahahaha....."

you-"VROOOOOOOOOOM, WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNEEEEEE EEEE L67!!!!!!"

the rest explains itself. i wish i could put a supercharged engine in my car, maybe some day.
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jwakamud,

I would be there if you weren't so far away. :(

I LOVE salvage yards and pulling motors. I don't drink beer on a regular basis, but I still do once in awhile.
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As Randman mentioned.. being basically the same body, same rough year.. it would be much easier.

Recently I speculated a couple of electrical things with 1993 SLE..however those would be SSE vs SSEi wiring etc. The wiring is probably the 2nd largest challenge Your first will be getting someone that has worked on a 00+ doing a motor swap. It'* not a very common need yet.. although it won't be much different than a 92-99 in basics.

If you conquer the electrical, then the rest is a matter of wrench time.

You'd jack up the car and pull the axles
Disconnect all the engine electrical and flop onto the motor.
Unbolt/hook all motor/trans connections to body/frame and pull.

Reverse procedure for install. If the electrical is already done, then you drop in the new..hook it up and turn the key.

Another prep item will be..are you pulling two motors at one time? That'* a lot of extra work as well.
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