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PostSubject: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:15 pm

Here is sum pics of the 98 3.8l n/a engine i went and bought from ed morad today for400 bones. It has 113,000 miloes on it and will be installing it over the next couple of days. Does anyone have any tips for the pull ?

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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:28 pm

port the $h! out of it while its out 3gears
i've never done a swap b4 so i cant give any tips but if it were me, i would try to replace anything i could on the "new" one before i put it in. WP,pulleys,plugs,pcv,etc. maybe even fill the mounts with epoxy ?
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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:30 pm

Thanks for the good luck wish!!!!! Whats this about fillin the mounts with epoxy ?
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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:39 pm

looking at the regal or GTP mounting brackets on that engine reminded me of how all the vendors sell high density poly motor mounts to stiffen up the engine and reduce movement under acceleration.
none of their mounts will work on our cars so another way to do it is to fill any gaps and holes in the rubber mounts with high density gel like epoxy. no gain on hp but if the mounts are old and worn then it may help fix some vibration and movement. just a thought.

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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:44 pm

Good thought ,I jus might try that !!!
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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:46 pm

try to kind of take your time and take lots of reference pictures and most of all, stay organized as much as possible about it. My first engine swap resulted in a few extra bolts and some of them were not small either! In my experience, organization is key
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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:50 pm

Hey turtleman!! Thanks for ur tips. I have ben a auto tech for 15 yrs or so. I can do the job jus wondered if anyone has pulled this out and had any useful tips. I havent done one of these yet.
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PostSubject: Re: here goes !!   Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:53 pm

gosloriv wrote:
Hey turtleman!! Thanks for ur tips. I have ben a auto tech for 15 yrs or so. I can do the job jus wondered if anyone has pulled this out and had any useful tips. I havent done one of these yet.

well then i'm sure you know better than I, everything i just said lol
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