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Old 06-15-2004, 06:24   #1 (permalink)
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How hard is it to change over a 4cyl engine in pre efi car? Would a group of 3-4 guys with a toolkit, a workshop manual and 2-3 slabs of beer be able to pull it off in a weekend? Is so any advice would be appreciated
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Old 06-15-2004, 07:14   #2 (permalink)
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what sorta car lol
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Old 06-15-2004, 07:54   #3 (permalink)
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holden barina
yeah i know you're why the hell fix a holden. Deliver pizza, need small car that's cheap to run.
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the barina engine would be cheaper to run than a 4L
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You should be right with 3 guys and beer.
We did a mates torana from a 253 to a 308 in one weekend including ripping off the 253's yella terra heads and cam and cleaning everything spotless and putting it all back on the 308 before dropping it in.
Most of us were hacks.
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hehe, 4 cans of beer will have more capacity than the engine!!
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^^^^^^^^^^yeah it is :)
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If you are talking swaping the same motor for the same motor, as in one out the next one back in, then yes it is very possible, should not be a problem.

I intend to take out my I6, swap a gearbox on, drop it back in, and change a diff in a weekend, it will be hard work, but no reason not to get done in a day, if you do your planning before hand.

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if ya havent done an engine before grab a manual and some tools a slab or 2 and hit it would take probly a day in one of those less ya like us and stop and just drink the piss
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we changed the engine in an EB wagon in one weekend, mind you we had fairly decent tools, including an engine hoist...but you should be able to knock it off easy.
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