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mtyost
08-26-2008, 11:59 AM
I took my 240 to a local shop almost 4 weeks ago for a SR swap, and they still aren't finished. I am just wondering should it really be taking this long for a basic engine swap when they had the engine in stock?

Sileighty_85
08-26-2008, 12:04 PM
No I swapped my engine in and had it running in 1 day

They are either lazy or really busy

2 weeks at the most depending on any problem that arise

SleepR 240sx
08-26-2008, 06:19 PM
Other than wiring, it takes about a half hour to drop an SR in. Seriously. You could easily be done in a day if all your doing is fmic/piping and a few other basic mods. Wiring if you know what your doing, and a shop should, wouldn't take too long either.

Go get your money back, send your harness off to someone reputable if your not comfortable doing it. Rent/borrow/buy a hoist drop the motor in, wire it up and your good to go. Obviously it's a little more complicated than that, but not much.

FRoSt415
08-26-2008, 11:58 PM
see why its taking so long. before doing anything jarastic see if theirs any problems if not then tell them that thanks but ill go someone else or if thats not an option ask for a discount. how long did they tell u? and see if u can borrow one of their 240s

flip3d
08-27-2008, 01:09 AM
Other than wiring, it takes about a half hour to drop an SR in. Seriously. You could easily be done in a day if all your doing is fmic/piping and a few other basic mods. Wiring if you know what your doing, and a shop should, wouldn't take too long either.

Go get your money back, send your harness off to someone reputable if your not comfortable doing it. Rent/borrow/buy a hoist drop the motor in, wire it up and your good to go. Obviously it's a little more complicated than that, but not much.

Yes!! DIY. It's a great learning experience. Besides, you'll learn to fix it yourself instead of bringing it to a place everytime you have problems.

drftthatshit
08-27-2008, 05:33 PM
^^^agree im opening a shop just for people like the guy that posted this thread so i can make bank off of people that dont no anything about a car plz bring it to me my labor rate is 140hr and i will have it done and tuned in 5hrz it not a hard task as long as you know what you doing and have alot of tools

bshotts
09-05-2008, 01:12 PM
I see you are in Ohio Mr. Poster....I used to associate with a guy who was involved with a shop in the Ohio area...Defcon you may have heard. At any rate, what is the name of the shop/person performing the work? If your experience is anything like mine, you won't see the car back for approx. 1 year. I ended up just basically redoing all the work anyway with help from a couple key people.

Like everyone else who has been through this whole process, just try to DIY!!! If you have the tools/garage space/time, then you have no excuse! We have all the knowledge here, just search, search, read, and ask ?s man.

allntrlundrgrnd
09-05-2008, 01:46 PM
Your right, it shouldnt take nearly that long.

I would never pay someone to do the wiring after doing it myself.

just follow the guides on heavythrottle and frsport and its cake. my engine started 1st crank

bshotts
09-11-2008, 11:37 AM
Get your swap done yet? Do you know if they've sold your car/parts from your car? Keep those guys in check at all times!