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    Engine Swap (A20A3 to A20A3)

    I have 89 LXi. I blewup the engine during springbreak . I was wondering if anyone has replaced an engine in one of these cars before. I don't want to swap for a different engine just replace the one I got now. If anyone has done this before how difficult is it and what do the cost run. The best "deal" I could find on an engine(A20A3) is $1599 with a 5yr/100,000 warranty on parts and labor. Iam plan on doing the swap my self. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks .:Mike:.
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    It's easier to do if you have a manual to help you (Haynes for example)

    If you're adventurous, ot's not THAT hard but it's definetly something you don'T want to do alone...

    And 1600 for that engine is a ripoff.... search other places because for that price you could get a VTEC engine ou a whole Accord

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    Haynes totally sucks their books are so general they are worthless. I use chilton they go in depth. I want a totally different(not mine rebuilt) engine because I completely f**ked mine and I dont want a low mile engine from a wreck either. I am open to suggestions on other places to get a engine if you know of any. I could not find a place that offered a decent warranty on their engines. I checked all the auto parts places in town and they want about $1600 for 1yr/unlimited mile warranty and $2400 for 3yr/30,000 mile warranty. I want a engine remanufacture that stands behind their product. Because Iam not going to invest my time and hard earned money on something that wont last and isnt warrantied.

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    well if you look on ebay they have engines, not many waranties though.

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    yeah I saw a used engine on ebay for $400 but you never know what condition the engine is in. I would be one pissed motherf**ker if i spent 2 weeks or more doing a engine swap and clutch job to have a problem early down the road. If I wanted a used engine i could just buy another 3gee but I need something that is going to be reliable. Iam not out any money I bought the car for $1300 with a blown head gasket and 120k it cost me like $200 to do that. So an engine at $1600 brings me around $3000, what it cost for a nice 3gee with low miles. So as I see it this seems to be the best investment option other than buying a 98 Civic Hx and paying $500+ month on a car payment and higher full coverage insurance, not something Iam ready to do yet.

    Again if anyone knows of a good place to get an engine, holler.

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    I will try to get my engine/tranny pull how to up ASAP. Got pics too so I'm sure it wil help you figure out how to remove and install.
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    Re: Engine Swap (A20A3 to A20A3)

    Junkyard man! Any engine in our yard is 150 regardless if its a tiny 4 cylinder or a 5.0

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    Re: Engine Swap (A20A3 to A20A3)

    Quote Originally Posted by myogi View Post
    Junkyard man! Any engine in our yard is 150 regardless if its a tiny 4 cylinder or a 5.0
    I think he solved that problem by now... You realize that this is a post from 15 years ago, when the car was 13 years old...

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    Re: Engine Swap (A20A3 to A20A3)

    Quote Originally Posted by myogi View Post
    Junkyard man! Any engine in our yard is 150 regardless if its a tiny 4 cylinder or a 5.0
    Grave Digger lol

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