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Yes....my lil corolla sedan will soon have a new heart!

As of two weeks ago the clutch went out in my corolla...since then its been in my garage.

(It might be importent to note that this car has a stock 4A-LC engine in it...with 296K miles.)
Having to replace the clutch gave me an idea, what if i found an engine at the yard i work for, with under 200K miles?
and such a thing was found...same engine with 136K on it...$200 USD..which includes the starter, altenator and everything else atached to the engine.
I began working to get the old engine out yesterday and as of about an hour ago the old engine is out and on the ground supported by a hoist...
I will keep this thread updated with what ever happens
 

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ok the new engine is in the garage and im in the process of taking of the tranny from the old engine..which i will then install a new clutch and bolt it up to the new engine
 

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yeah so...the new engine is in and running...it only needs the hood and front end put back together and it'll be on the road again...man i hate that escort...
 

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Congrats on the sucessful swap.
 

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4A-GE said:
btw.. why not get a 4A-GE swap? :confused:
That's what I'm wondering...

You went through all that trouble and swapped in another 4ac??

Good job though:thumbup:
 

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yeah the car is still in my dads name...ie: its his car....when i get it ill put a 16v in it...but for now its good to have it back on the road.....er...well....will be....shortly
 

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wasnt really a change..same motor...though it did blow head gasket after about 300 miles after the swap...its all good and running strong now

im in the process of adding gts front suspension and a gts bumper now
 

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wireing and all the friggen vacume hoses.....that would be way overly insane

ill buy a car with a 4age in it before i do that swap @[email protected]
 

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base model 86....no special anything

no ac, power steering, power anything

manual......

and yes the front bumper from the 87 FX16 GTS (which is what has become my parts car) will fit perfectly all i needa do is paint it
 

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LOL sounds like mine....the air con is rolling the window down :lol:

nice, will have to see if they fit on mine the same
 

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yeah im assuming there shouldnt be a major difference in the chassis....at all

but im gonna start painting next week prolly....just the basic flat black to help match the rear bumper...ill also put the gts struts in then
 

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i will...if i can get access to a digi cam in that time period.....if not....i will definately take some after shots....and filly uo guys in on all the happenings
 
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