Easier Engine Swap Via Bodyshop

The dealership I work at has its own bodyshop, and usually they do all their own mechanical work along with paint and body work. When a Civic they were working on needed the engine changed due to overheating, they elected to send it over to the service shop to have one of the regular techs take care of it.


Because they sent the car over while it was still taken apart, it made the engine swap a lot easier. With the front bumper and radiator already removed, all the tech had to do was remove the core support center section and he had a nice wide opening to help pull the engine out through. The only downside to working on a disassembled car is he wouldn’t be able to verify that the new engine was fully functional, because running it without any coolant isn’t a good idea.

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