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Old 04-02-2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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How hard would it be to do this (someone told me i would ahve to go through the bottom of the car and take the tanny out with it) how much would it cost to have like a junkyard take one of their good 3.8'* and and swap it with mine?
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Well how hard is it to swap the 2 engines do i have to go through the bottom? I dont see anything that would get in the way and prevent it from comming out the top....the international series has more room to work with (i can change the back 3 spark plugs without movieing the engine) and if I can go through the top what would i all have to do? Like remove top motor mount bottom motor mounts dissconnect the transmission from the engine take gas lines off throttle cables sensers (would put tap around the connector plug color coded so if i dont know what connector goes where i will color code it on the old engine and the plugs) thats about all besides like crusie control lines and stuff like that.....engines at the junk yard are like $200 and trannys are like $100-150
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For what its worth, its a better idea to get another car, engine swaps are expensive and you need a lot of miscellaneous parts, including wiring, PCM/ECM, harnesses, dash cluster, shifter.

Best engine swaps occur when the same year and VIN is equal
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Think a 2.8 v-6 from a 1987 pontiac 6000-le would work in my 1988 olds cutlass ciera international series 3.8? Its spring break and i need a project i got hours on my hands

I have no money and am a bored 17 year old kid plus that 2.8 only has 102k miles even tho we reved the **** out of it at my party tring to get it to blow to the point where the gas shuttoff kicked in (about 8k rpm) we were all drunk (stupid idea but engine is still supurb
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I have no money and am a bored 17 year old kid plus that 2.8 only has 102k miles even tho we reved the **** out of it at my party tring to get it to blow to the point where the gas shuttoff kicked in (about 8k rpm) we were all drunk (stupid idea but engine is still supurb
you may not want to use that engine
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I have no money and am a bored 17 year old kid plus that 2.8 only has 102k miles even tho we reved the **** out of it at my party tring to get it to blow to the point where the gas shuttoff kicked in (about 8k rpm) we were all drunk (stupid idea but engine is still supurb
you may not want to use that engine
It runs so supurb 102k miles and the first 77k miles was from a grandma literally
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.Double post by the same author. Please see the other thread here in the lounge.
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