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As some of you know, my 89 sedan kicked the bucket in April. I figured I'd save a few bucks here and there and put a JDM engine in it. Then, I found a sweet little 87 coupe 5spd for $425.00. Too good to pass up.
Wednesday, I was on my way back from Orlando (about 30 miles) and the oil light came on. The "Scheduled Service Due" light, on the information center had been on for about a week or so, and I knew it was time for an oil change. I figured, this was the issue. I dropped a quart in it. Light went out. No problem.
The next day, on I-95, the oil light came on. I have a leak, but, it's a small, slow leak. I stopped, checked the oil, and the level was fine. Back on the interstate. A few minutes later, I realized I was smoking. Badly. Smoke was even in the cabin. Waited about 10 minutes, started right up, and off I went. No more smoke, no more anything, except the light and service due notice. I checked the ECU. No blinks. On the way back, it stopped running, at about 80 MPH. I coasted to a stop, started it right back up, and went again. Stopped running again. A friend told me the timing belt was shot. Today, we took it off. about 8 teeth missing. When we took the valve cover gaskets off, the heads were BONE DRY! :eek:
We are guessing that the oil pump stopped working, and that was why the light was on. By the way, between the smoking, and the stopping, I stopped and had the oil/filter changed.
So, now, I have 2 Acura Legend anchors.
I can get an engine at the local "U-Pull-It" for about $200. My question is, if I replace the short block, heads, oil pump, TB/h20 pump, bearings and rods, should I have anything else to worry about. Also...I read the thread about engine swapping. At least the first day it was posted. I know I can only change out the engine from a coupe, to a coupe, but...can I change just the lower end from a sedan to a coupe? Kind of sucks that I can't put a 90 engine in it. There's one at the local yard with a nice engine, the rear end is a total waste. As always, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. jessie
 

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The one I'm going to start with is the 87 coupe. So, I'm pretty sure that the 90 won't butt up to the tranny. If I can put the tranny and motor from a 90 in my 87, then, no problem.
 

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Why won't the '90 work out? Your coupe ihas a 5 speed right? I thought the only issues were with the automatics? John Bigonions said those could even be overcome with a little re-wiring(at least I think that was the solution...). Good Luck!
 

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The one I'm going to start with is the 87 coupe. So, I'm pretty sure that the 90 won't butt up to the tranny. If I can put the tranny and motor from a 90 in my 87, then, no problem.
I think if you keep it ALL '90...it'll work.....maybe some sensor wiring issues.... but that's all.
 

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"88' 90'? As long as the engine is a c27a, it will fit a trans bolted to it, manual or automatic. If the engine is a 2.5(c25a) then it won't. heads, blocks, pan, on a c27a they are all the same." Posted by bigonion

Unless anyone knows of a reason why this shouldn't be done, this is the premise by which I am working on.
 

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bsubvrsv said:
"88' 90'? As long as the engine is a c27a, it will fit a trans bolted to it, manual or automatic. If the engine is a 2.5(c25a) then it won't. heads, blocks, pan, on a c27a they are all the same." Posted by bigonion

Unless anyone knows of a reason why this shouldn't be done, this is the premise by which I am working on.
any year c27a1 will work with any year so will trans fix that puppy
 
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