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Old 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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engine swap?

Im looking into swapping my 150k 98 4.6 for a 14k 00 4.6. Im working with about 3k. After I buy the engine id have around 1,600. Im not sure if I would need any other parts since the engines are very similar? I just need a list of what else ill need, if anything, to take to the shop. And an estimate from anyone who's swapped before on what the shop bill was?
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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for that about of money rebuild your block put pi heads and some bolt ons have a higher compression fresh motor. you can do that for less than 3k
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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I would go with rebuilding yours.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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I would think that would be it. It's possible that you could need the PCM but I'm not sure. Just get a quote from a local shop as to the price of install. Are you mechanically inclined at all?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Somewhat. Just started school for it so hopefully within the next 2 years I wont need a shop!
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Somewhat. Just started school for it so hopefully within the next 2 years I wont need a shop!
Pulling an engine is fairly simple.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #7
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Anybody ever swap a aode with a t45? Any complications that were ran into? What did the bill come out to be if u went to the shop?
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A Pretty Penny !
If you dont have the right tools dont do it and mess something up.

Id just build your current block and do a tranny swap . NPI motors have the best Compression
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Well I found a kit with everything id need. It would be that bad? I swapped my old 4r70w for a newly rebuilt one. Took a few days but was fairly simple. Im talking about taking it to a shop tho. It would be just the cost if labor
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Well I found a kit with everything id need. It would be that bad? I swapped my old 4r70w for a newly rebuilt one. Took a few days but was fairly simple. Im talking about taking it to a shop tho. It would be just the cost if labor
Put a 3000-3500 Stall while your in there !

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Well I found a kit with everything id need. It would be that bad? I swapped my old 4r70w for a newly rebuilt one. Took a few days but was fairly simple. Im talking about taking it to a shop tho. It would be just the cost if labor
Couple hundred
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$1400 kit and a couple hundred puts me under 2k
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$1400 kit and a couple hundred puts me under 2k
In my area depending on the shop the bill for a straight up swap usually runs anywhere from 400-650 on labor only.
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Why not do the 5.4 2v and just build that while your current engine gives out. A 5.4 with some tfs2 cams makes good power and torque.
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Re: engine swap?

I just did a tranny swap and that cost me 365. It shouldn't be much more then that since you wont have to go through the trouble of unbolting a tranny just pull the old engine and tranny out and put the new ones in!
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