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Old 09-21-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Just picked up my 2.3L today. Everyone was so surprised I could fit an engine in my trunk, but there's room for two. Cost me $400 and came with a lot of extras. It's a 1996 9000 engine with 96k miles, cylinder tops and exhaust valves look good. I'll tear it down over the next few days and get it to the engine builder by the end of the week. Hope to have the whole swap done in 3-4 weeks.



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How'd you get it in there.....with an engine crane or a couple of really big guys?
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Can't wait to see the posts on the swap. HINT HINT.

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Bah! 2 men of decent strength can move just about any motor around. Let alone a 4 banger.
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I wants this motors for my car.
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How'd you get it in there.....with an engine crane or a couple of really big guys?
When I bought mine, they had two big guys who came over, lifted the engine from the forklift and dropped it into my trunk. Then I lifted it with a crane at home ;]

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Eric that is a good buy.
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we got one in the back of my mercedes once, they loaded it into the back of it with one of the giant ass forklifts they move cars around with in the junkard, seriously has 10' forks on it... and since it was dangling off the forks with seat belts, the fork came within a few inches of the hatch window, luckily theyre really really good with those forklifts.

definitely sounds like a good deal, have fun with the swap!

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Old 09-22-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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You will love the 2.3 in the ng900, its very streetable and the broad power band is really nice too... I love mine and I think you liked the ride in my car too. I hope the top end is a little better with the new .86ar turbine housing I had made. It will probably spool up a few hunder rpm later, but should flow a lot better up top and that is what I am looking for these days.

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With a engine crane, both in and out. Fits with plenty of room as long as the chains are kept short. Itís also easy to do on your own. Started pulling off the accessories, itís coming apart very nicely.

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