Originally posted by Hurleysurf24
true that they have tranny problems but the six speed type s motor which i previously listed doesnt seem to have any problems ... at least for the time being.
i was thinking about getting the type s teamed with the 6 speed thats in the acura now... i mean the tl type s engine is basically just an upgraded legend engine with vtec
do you think this engine swap would be advisable (good aftermarket support allready for these engines) or should i just duke it out and try to find a low mileage type 2 motor?
aso te one for 2395 is fresh
in addition to what DV8 said, this is not your best solution...please remember that the CL-S 6 speed is still new, so of course no failure data has been released yet....trust me on this one...I work on Failure Rate Analysis for my entire company, so I can pretty much speak from experience here. You won't hear any widespread problems unitl the product has been in the end user's hands for a minute, or the OEM says they must recall the item in question for a mech/elec flaw.
SECONDLY, if you only have 2grand, there is NO way in heaven's green earth you going to find a new CL-s motor AND tranny, AND get someone to install it for 2 grand. This is FULL custom work...let alone get the Type II/6 speed swap like I did/may do.
This is what you will need....btw, not saying it can't be done, but it will cost ...not to mention FINDING the parts....
2 - tranny
4- all harnesses
6- motor mounts (will they fit?)
7- front axle assy
8- possiblilty of steering assy
9 - gauges
10 - alot of cash and patience
This can be done, but if you are screaming that you ojnly have 2grand, this kind of thing needs to wait until you have adequate cash on hand....labor will eat you up, not to mention a brand new part (where will you find it used? It was launched in MArch 2002)
So, if you want something worthwhile and cost effective, go gfor the C32A1/6speed swap.
I hope this sheds some light on the situation.