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Old 04-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #91
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I did my pan with the car on jack stands while lying on my back... I wanted to kill myself.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #92
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Pan's not that bad, my god it's one million times easier than a non-BMW motor swap. Just unbolt the steering rack, bend the tabs out of the way, unbolt the pan and slide it out.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #93
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My problem wasnt the pan so much as the sump! I have big hands and couldn't get in there to put it back together.... I considered getting my 5 year old nephew to do it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #94
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Thanks Ryan, but everlast lent me some spacers. Those matched with my civic steelies are a perfect fit.

But now my oil pan is done.

And really? Everyone was telling me I gotta raise the engine and shit :S figured if I'm lifting the engine might as well get an early start on the swap.

I'll try and remove the pan today and let you guys know.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #95
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Thanks Ryan, but everlast lent me some spacers. Those matched with my civic steelies are a perfect fit.

But now my oil pan is done.

And really? Everyone was telling me I gotta raise the engine and shit :S figured if I'm lifting the engine might as well get an early start on the swap.

I'll try and remove the pan today and let you guys know.
I didnt raise the engine... that might be where I went wrong. what swap are you looking at?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #96
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Damn sorry to hear. I went through 3-4 oil pans when I use to ride that low. Just swap the pan. Unless its welded properly expect leaks my friend. I have learned my lesson and now I bought a skip plate for when the coilovers get installed. If you want one let me know and I can send you the contact info.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #97
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Make a skid plate out of an old street sign.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #98
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Lol. Is that thick enough? I thought street signs were made out of aluminum? Might not be sturdy enough IMO.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #99
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Lol, I have a stop sign in my garage xD

Yeah please do send me the info for the skid plate, I was gonna make one. I just didnt expect the pan to go so early. How much is it setting you back cost wise?


The guide Im reading says just loosen the mounts and jack the engine up a bit, I guess thats the way to do it.. I'll try it out.

As for the swap I want, Im not sure. It most likely will be a jdm engine, so an sr20, rb20, 1jz/2jz, etc.. harness splicing would be the hardest
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #100
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harness splicing would be the hardest
SR20 is easy. You're welcome.

Also, Woofer.. Could you send me some info on skid plates? Thanks!

Edit: If you DO go SR20, I have a crazy light flywheel for a redtop if you're interested.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #101
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Hey guys. Here is where I got my skid plate. Ask for Carlo. Good guy to deal with and shipping was pretty fast. I think I waited a week after payment.

http://www.tcmotorsports-store.net/e...kid-p3020.html
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #102
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Hey guys. Here is where I got my skid plate. Ask for Carlo. Good guy to deal with and shipping was pretty fast. I think I waited a week after payment.

http://www.tcmotorsports-store.net/e...kid-p3020.html
hmm looks pretty reasonable, i wonder if theyd make me one for my 24v
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #103
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Yes they do. It's 20 bucks more I think. Just speak to Carlo. He will set you up. If you car is low then this should be a no brainier. Unless you have access to making your own one.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #104
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Well, I cant get the transmission housing off because a bolt snapped.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #105
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it should still come off with a snapped bolt....why are you removing the tranny? you should not have to.
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