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Hey guys n gals, im debating on getting a group of friends to help me with a swap, im swapping a sr20de for a sr20de, a direct swap. Im not a mechanic and have never dealt with a project this large. I was wondering if it was a good idea to do it or not. hints tips..anything would help, thanks.

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hey do you have a cellphone?
If its Verizon Wireless I can hook you up with some free features. We just picked up NC and SC.

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currently i have a NEXTEL, i got it with a employee thing with compusa its 15.00/month with unlimited net, call waiting, call fwding, 2000 minutes and a few more cool things....i actaully quit compusa about a month ago but my phone isnt disconnected i think they forgot..if it does connect what can you offer me??


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by xTurbo Classicx:
Hey guys n gals, im debating on getting a group of friends to help me with a swap, im swapping a sr20de for a sr20de, a direct swap. Im not a mechanic and have never dealt with a project this large. I was wondering if it was a good idea to do it or not. hints tips..anything would help, thanks.

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It would all depend. Can you survive for a week without your car? Do you have access to the right tools? If so, i would say go for it. crazyNXracer, just swapped his out, maybe he could give you some tips. I have never done a swap in a Nissan, but I have in a honduh. As long as you take it slow, and double check everything. You should be OK.

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yeah, i started labling everything, i need to get the engine hoist and the axel wrech i guess. i will get in touch with nx racer, im taking pictures of the whole thing im expecting to have over 100 pictures and some vidoes..possibly the most documents swap on the net. hehe


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I have swapped engines out of a few old domestic cars before, its no that hard if it just a direct swap, but its a must to have the proper tools or your going to have a bitch of a time. and take your time make sure you have every thing disconnected, and label every all the wires and hoses and if you have a digital camera or a Polaroid take a lot of photos. so you know how it went when it comes time to put back to gether.

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yeah ive taken a ot of photos so far, and i just got down to the intake part. something i dont know if i take of or leave it on though. like http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1757993&a=13565874&p=52337642&f=0 do i take that little round thing of or do i leave it on..here goes the rest of the photos
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1757993&a=13565874&f=0 im going to take pics of everything! and turn it intoa step by step swap hehe


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are you swapping a US to a JDM sr20?..or US to US?

either way, its fairly easy, as long as you have common knowlegde of the engines and parts of it. Right now, im in the process of doing my engine swap into my sentra, im NO mechanic, but with rachets, sockets, wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, it was done, not to mention the use of a cherry picker. all i have to do now is to double check all my harnesses, hoses, etc.
i was worried about the difficulty of the swap before hand, but once you get going, its fairly easy, but make sure you remember where everything goes. Dont wait a week after you remove the engine to install it again, you might forget where everything went.
BUT i think i have it a little easier b/c i didnt install my a/c, power steering, or EGR crap....that would definately make it a harder install...
oh yeah, and i did it by myself and no manual.
scale of 1-10 on the difficulty, a 7
GOD I HOPE I DIDNT GINKS MYSELF!
 

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So if you instal the "a/c, power steering, or EGR crap....that would definately make it a harder install..." its harder?? hmm and whats a cherry picker..i feel that me and my friend are pretty confident im looking fwd to next week when i get the engine in, i have labled every damn thing so im not worried about forgetting where thigns go, dod you use a axel wrench?

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If you can pull it off, its alot easier to just drop the motor and tranny as a unit thru the bottom rather than picking it up thru the top. The only down side it is requires either really tall jackstands or a lift. Other than that its pretty easy, if you need help feel free to email me and I can give you my cell # just in case you get in a bind.

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hey i hae a nextel also maybe you can get on the same network as me. i am on the builders network#22. look it is easy man it is a pull out plug in motor. nothing as complicated as doina a gti-r or anything.

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about the nextel...they are making us stay on fleet 25, oh well..about the engine yeah i dont have anything tall enough, im going to just take it of the tranny and pull her out. guys thanks so much i have gotten SO MUCH feed back and cant wait until my engine gets here! i will be posting pics of the whole event to keep ya'll in touch..keep yur feedback comin!!!

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Well since I'm in the middle of JDM swap right now, I figured my opinion should hold some validity.
It is definitely do able if you:
  • label all the wires
  • make sure you neatly keep all the bolt together. THat means find a container box and put the tranny bolts in one setion and label it tranny bolts, the a/c bracket bolts in a section label a/c brackets. Trust me on this one. I'd be driving by this Saturday if we would have done that. We can't find2 tranny bolts.
  • allow plenty of time.
  • get all your parts in at one. So far we've made 3 orders from Courtesy. Good thing they get it to me in 3 days.
  • have a nice work area.
I hope that helps. It sounds like you are a doing a way better job than I did of documentation than I did. Good Luck!


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