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Old 07-11-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Anybody replaced an engine in an RS (not a swap)?

Yeah, yeah. Not OT. Bite me.


I'm swapping in a rebuilt RS engine into my RS. I'm curious how long I should plan on this taking. The only thing I should be doing is:

Remove current engine
Change clutch (might as well)
Swap flywheels
Install new engine

Is this a one- or two-day project?

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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IDP? WAPCE? Holy Carp? 18 yr olds? None found!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:44 PM   #3
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IDP? WAPCE? Holy Carp? 18 yr olds? None found!!!!!!
Um....

I'll be having my jailbait next door neighbor helping to hold tools.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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One day or shorter if you've done it before, otherwise 2 days or more.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:45 PM   #5
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it sounds easy, and it looks easy, and everything I hear is that it's still a PITA.

there are lots of lines and hoses and belts and wires to make sure you hook up and bolt on properly... and yeah... annoying.

plan for a long time, then hope for the best. I'd make sure to do it in a garage so if you have to leave it for a few days it won't get rained on or disappear.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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Have Keith help....I hear he's great at engine swaps.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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huh-huh. he said tool.

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:48 PM   #8
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What equipment do you have?

A lift or good jackstands?

A engine hoist?

A good floor jack?

About 50lbs of shop rags?
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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it sounds easy, and it looks easy, and everything I hear is that it's still a PITA.

there are lots of lines and hoses and belts and wires to make sure you hook up and bolt on properly... and yeah... annoying.

plan for a long time, then hope for the best. I'd make sure to do it in a garage so if you have to leave it for a few days it won't get rained on or disappear.
Yeah - that's why I ask.

If it's a day or less, I'll open it up to whomever wants to host in MAIC. If it's more than a day, I'll just ask my close friend to host and have MAIC travel to his place. That'll push my schedule back a few weeks, though.

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:49 PM   #10
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What equipment do you have?

A lift or good jackstands?

A engine hoist?

A good floor jack?

About 50lbs of shop rags?
I will have all of the above wherever I end up.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:50 PM   #11
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Um....

I'll be having my jailbait next door neighbor helping to hold tools.

TITTYWOP
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #12
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If you're mechanically inclined and have good attention to detail..it should be a weekend project.

I would plan on something going wrong...may be big, may be small, but something will go wrong.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #13
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Yeah - that's why I ask.

If it's a day or less, I'll open it up to whomever wants to host in MAIC. If it's more than a day, I'll just ask my close friend to host and have MAIC travel to his place. That'll push my schedule back a few weeks, though.

<--garageless foo.
Use your friend's place then.

I'll come out if I can. But there's a great chance of not being able to complete it on day 1, and you don't want to strand your car in someone else's garage. (if it's my garage, for instance, I'd send you home, close the door, finish the swap, drive the car away, plead ignorance)
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:52 PM   #14
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I have no idea how long it will take and I've never done one before, but I'll be happy to come out and help. PM scoobyimprza and BAC5.2 to see if they can help. They are engine/clutch/flywheel swapping fools.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:54 PM   #15
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Excellent.

Thanks for the offers of help. I'll check with my friend to see what the schedule is at his garage (he is typically working on a 300Z for their community at any given moment).
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:17 PM   #16
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One more quick question:

Are the GroupN motor mounts the same for a 2001RS as for a WRX (02+)?

Danke!
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:28 PM   #17
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If they were both complete longblocks, I could do it in about 5-6 hours by myself, without an engine hoist. Absolutely cake.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:30 PM   #18
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If they were both complete longblocks, I could do it in about 5-6 hours by myself, without an engine hoist. Absolutely cake.
That exactly what they are.

I suggest you move down here pronto!
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I'd like to come along and make sarcastic comments during the process. Sound good?
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:44 PM   #20
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If they were both complete longblocks, I could do it in about 5-6 hours by myself, without an engine hoist. Absolutely cake.
If I paypal'd you some money would you record the whole swap procedure and give commentary? I'm looking into doing this exact thing to my 00 RS soon and that would be unfreakingbelievably helpful.
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I dunno how he does it alone without a hoist... the block is heavy I could barely lift it with another person helping.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:56 PM   #22
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I'd like to come along and make sarcastic comments during the process. Sound good?
Excellent.

I'll prepare a jester's hat for you to wear.
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:02 PM   #23
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i can do it in about 3.5-4 hours at the house


but then again i have all the proper tools, at work it'd probably take me about 1.5-2 hrs
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:07 PM   #24
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I'll bet you can't.

You should come out and prove yourself on my car - just to show me you're right.
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A 2 hour engine swap???

What day do you plan to do it? I don't have much to do on rainy days, since it's no fun on the Bay.
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