How long does it usually take to swap an engine?

2 questions, how long does it take to swap an engine? what car can i get that is awd but has a very low price on it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    depends on your exp. knowledge of cars and the type of car your trying to swap the Eng in too.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    1 - it depends on the swap. some engines fit into cars easier than others. If it's an easy swap that only requires a couple modifications, then it should only take a few days to 2 weeks. Call the shop and find out.

    2 - lots of subarus are all wheel drive. They were doing all wheel drive cars when it wasn't even popular.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have ALL THE PROPER TOOLS INCLUDING A ENGINE HOIST AND A TOP NOTCH MANUAL , then you should be able to disconnect & remove one engine and install and reconnect another one in about 2-3 hours. As for a inexpensive car with awd (ALL WHEEL DRIVE) NOT 4WD (FOUR WHEEL DRIVE) look for a jeep eagle looks like a cuttoff four door wagon or a late 1990's -modern day subaru as they all have AWD.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Depending on the auto anywhere from 5 hrs to 25 hrs. A jag v12 can be a nightmare,while a 1960 ford falcon w/overhead cam can be swapped out in around 5 hrs

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  • 1 decade ago

    About 1 to 2 days. Depends on if it's a crate motor' which your bolt in and attach what's missing or if it's a used engine where you have to take everything off the old engine and put it on the newer used one.

    Just about any old subaru. Damn near all Subaru's have AWD.....

    Source(s): Mechanic for 20 yrs
  • 1 decade ago

    the time it take to swap an engine realy depends on your skills, tool and if your going to have some help.

    A good all wheel drive car is the Subaru Impreza WRX and I'm sure you can find a good deal on one

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Once you understand the basics of what's involved when replacing an engine, whether or not you've decided to go ahead with the project, here are some tips and tricks to help you with the actual mechanical procedure.

    http://www.advanceautoparts.com/ENGLISH/youcan/htm...

    Honda CRV

    Subaru

    Toyota RAV 4

    all wheel drive

  • 1 decade ago

    for your first answer....I'd say basically it could take all day to swap an engine. And I'm sorry I don't have an answer to your second question.

  • Stoner
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    it's all on your level of skill. and just go buy a GMC SYCLONE, it was the fastest thing made in 91, and it's awd, but they still run around 20 grand,but it cost to be the boss

  • 1 decade ago

    4 cyl- 5-9 hours

    6 cyl - 6-11

    8 cyl - 8-15 the bigger the easier but more stuff.

    Subaru Legacy

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