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Old 05-13-2009, 01:59 AM
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*sighh..

So I just got my Prelude about 2 weeks ago. And it turns out that the oil pump threw off the harmonic balancer, which then threw off the timing belt and tensioners and whatever the crap else. So basically, its gonna cost me 1500 for a motor swap. Or 1700 for my engine to be rebuilt.

Which would be more beneficial on my behalf?
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

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So I just got my Prelude about 2 weeks ago. And it turns out that the oil pump threw off the harmonic balancer, which then threw off the timing belt and tensioners and whatever the crap else. So basically, its gonna cost me 1500 for a motor swap. Or 1700 for my engine to be rebuilt.

Which would be more beneficial on my behalf?
Where did you get the $1500 price tag for a motor swap? Where would the motor be coming from? Is the motor swap a brand new motor?

If its a brand new motor (same motor) for $1500 and the rebuild is $1700 then I would just swap the new motor. But where did you come up with the $1500 figure?
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

Im thinking he meant $1500 for a used motor and for the install, and if thats the case i would just get the motor rebuild, so all is new. Plus you can put some goodies on the inside of the motor. : )
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

I'm getting the engine from some guy in LA. Its a used engine with 30-50,000 miles on it.

If i get the engine rebuilt, i wouldnt even know what 'goodies' to put in it. -____-'
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

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I'm getting the engine from some guy in LA. Its a used engine with 30-50,000 miles on it.

If i get the engine rebuilt, i wouldnt even know what 'goodies' to put in it. -____-'
The motor with 30-50k miles ... is it JDM? Usually thats the JDM engine sellers mileage range.


And I would rebuild the motor instead of picking up a used one. especially if its only 200 more. $200 is worth the extra "30-50,000" on your motor.
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

That's exactly what i was thinking as well. Thanks for the opinions :]
Any suggestions on what i should put in it? O_O?
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

i don't know much about what to put in but you could always do the header, pulleys, maybe pistons, basically anything that might help plus some power out and/or whatever would improve your gas milage. i know gas mileage is something i'm going to try and work on since gas is going back up lol good luck with the rebuild man
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

if you "put anything in it" plan on a tune, to the tune of 400 bucks + 200 for an ECU... $600 total on top of the rebuild, but worth it... I think a tune is worthwhile on an I/H/E lude, even if the header is not a pricey one...
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

I would love to see how you are rebuilding your engine for only 1700. I would love to go to that place. I have an 2001 prelude with the H22a4 ENGINE in it and im rebuilding it. Its gonna cost me around 3 grand. Im bascially replacing everything in the top and bottom of the engine. Im going with forged pistons and some better rings, betters cams and a bit better pulleys. bascially everything im putting into it will be a bit better then OEM. Its nothing huge but it will be stronger then OEM. I dont feel like having to do this again. But i would definetly rebuild your engine for sure. Whose to say if you put a used motor in, that the motor wont have things wrong with it a few thousand miles down the road. And for the price your paying that is mint. Do the rebuild.
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Re: Engine swap or Rebuild??

****e. 3 grand.. I'm getting it done in Orange County, i'm getting my car towed out there saturday. Bringin my baby back to life, should be back in about 2 weeks.
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