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Old 02-04-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Looking to do Engine Swap in March

Anyone in the Pacific NW want to help do an engine swap. I searched all over the place and can't find a Diy, could someone point me in the right direction? I have to get a new engine because I threw a rod in the current engine.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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Im doing eng and trans? Wanna dual wield? Ahahah Im ase cert
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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Def. That sounds like fun!! Want to PM me your number and we can set something up?
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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Im doing eng and trans? Wanna dual wield? Ahahah Im ase cert
Hey, were you serious about this, hope so. I sent you a PM.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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super serial ahahaha
ill hit you up later tonight
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
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Got my block and trans, still working on a palce, i can do it at two places, but each one is only a one car any luck on finding a place?
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:04 AM   #7
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Got my block and trans, still working on a palce, i can do it at two places, but each one is only a one car any luck on finding a place?
I've got a place in Issaquah, but again it's just a one car garage.... If we worked on one at a time it may go faster, what do you think?
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:37 AM   #8
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Im down, do you still have the dead block from your 330? I could use a couple things from it. If possible.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #9
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THIS IS WHAT IVE GOT RIGHT NOW, AND A TRANS+ALL THE OTHER GOODIES CLUTCH ETC...



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Old 02-26-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
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Im down, do you still have the dead block from your 330? I could use a couple things from it. If possible.
Aww man, that's beautiful!! Yeah I still have it I haven't taken it out of the car yet. but yeah we can see what I can give you from my dead block.
I'm really surprised no one is jumping on this experience!
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:42 PM   #11
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lol welcome to the PNW forum.... yeah i just need weird little bolts etc.. from the other block, i have my 2.5 and a blown up 3.0 too to scavenge enough parts. I hoping to get it into the machine shop by next week or so, to have em blueprint, balance, and figure out bearing clearances and all of that other good stuff.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:58 AM   #12
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lol welcome to the PNW forum.... yeah i just need weird little bolts etc.. from the other block, i have my 2.5 and a blown up 3.0 too to scavenge enough parts. I hoping to get it into the machine shop by next week or so, to have em blueprint, balance, and figure out bearing clearances and all of that other good stuff.
So I've confirmed Issaquah is a good one car garage we can use and I'm ordering my engine next Friday. Any suggestions on where I should order from?

Does Issaquah work for you?
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #13
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When are you two doing this? Would it be ok if I joined to familiarize myself with the process and turn a few wrenches?
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:27 PM   #14
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well, the block i posted above is going back to the sender right now. I have a 5 speed and an m52b28 (currently buidling) that im going to be putting in. lotsa wrenchs ahaha
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:13 PM   #15
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Hey Jduthie, do you think you'll be ready when my engine gets? Seattle330, the more help the better so I'm good if you show up. Don't have an exact date and time nailed down yet.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #16
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I lost the site I was purchasing my engine from and don't remember the name. What's a good place that does compression, leak down and some sort of warranty?
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #17
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might be? im dropping the block off the get cleaned and honed on monday, and aleready have all of my parts like ARP's, new rings, headgasket etc..
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:57 PM   #18
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Ok, I think I found another reputable place to get my Engine. So I'll be ordering next week and have it sent to the issaquah location where we will work. Hey do you think I should get anything else? I'll maybe have another $ 3 - $400 to spare looks like.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:05 AM   #19
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can i come watch/ hang out/ help...

i dunno how to weild a wrench rven
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:34 AM   #20
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This is the place I found I'm concerned because they don't know the mileage. They say they do leak down and compression, but mileage isn't tracked. what do you think about this place?
http://www.bmrparts.com/
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