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Suggestions for Motor swap...help

candela

Proven Member
3,591
3
May 10, 2002
Austin, Arizona
Im going to be swapping my motor for a more fresh one next weekend, and need advice. What do you guys think would be worth doing while the motor is out. The motor has a new timing belt/water pump already. I was thinking of getting a balance shaft elim kit, and maybe some urethane mounts or inserts. The stock mounts arent in too great a shape, so what do you think would be better/cheaper...go complete mount replacement with polyurethan or just get inserts.

Do you guys really think the balance shaft kit is worth the time? I could care less about a little vibration or noises, so long as its worth it. I now its cheap and what it does, but isnt it pretty hard/time consuming to do even with the motor out? Any other suggestions as to what else I should do while its out?
 

nothing stock

Proven Member
110
0
Aug 2, 2002
Santa Rosa, Northern_CA
It's a piece of cake to do the BS removal with the motor out of the car. Do it, it's worth it.
 

91gsx

Proven Member
271
1
Mar 18, 2002
Pittsburgh_PA
change all of the belts, usual tune up replacement parts, new oil lines, port work (a lot easier to extract broken studs when engine is out), any kind of cleaning/painting of engine components/pieces (i know, i know), poly mounts(worth it), definitely the bs removal kit(also worth it).
 

tjh-dsm

Proven Member
208
0
Jun 27, 2002
WashingtonUS
i believe the Mirage stub shaft can be used as a cheap balance shaft elim. solution.

I'd to w/ the motor mount inserts, but if the mounts are TOTALLY trashed, then I'd just go full replacement. Can also try windo-weld for em too.
 

candela

Proven Member
3,591
3
May 10, 2002
Austin, Arizona
I got it all today and just finished the bs removal. It was cake with the motor out! Im going to order some poly inserts tomorrow, you guys know anywhere cheap/quality? None of the studs in the head broke off!!! It seems Ive had great luck casue Ive removed the manny several time now on 2 different motors and never had a problem...gues Im lucky!
 
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