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Old 09 Dec 2008, 07:46 pm
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Default Have 99 acura cl 2.3 and need new engine ?

I just bought an 1999 acura cl 2.3 for 2000 in very good shape but engine has over 200k and i want to swap for newer engine where can I get newer engine and get it install and for about how much???
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 08:01 pm
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Personally, I wouldn't do it...Are you having motor problems? Honda (Acura) engines are VERY robust...if you take care of your car, you could put many more miles on that motor before requiring serious work. Personally, I'd take the car to a competent mechanic to give it a look-over. So long as the rings are still good, and the engine's not been damaged (i.e., warped head from overheating, etc.), I'd leave well enough alone. You'd be advised to make sure your timing belt is not in need of service, and that the valves are properly adjusted. Regular maintenance issues are more likely to point to serviceable items like your fuel injectors, and intake system. Again, if your motor's running fine, you shouldn't need to fiddle with the engine internals unless you have known ring, valve, bearings, or seal problems. And such things are managed by rebuilds, not engine swap-outs.OK, if you absolutely must go buy a newer engine (a Honda J32A1), try the salvage yards for a TL/CL that suffered an early death from a rear-end collision.PS - One BIG issue you'lll face if you drop an '00-'03 motor in place of your '99. It was '00 (I believe) that Honda Motor Company switched over from distributor/points to solid state ignition. Dropping a newer engine in may not be simple 'plug 'n play'. You may need to address other issues such as your ignition system & the engine control unit (ECU).
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