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Old 04-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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96 GT pi swap

hey guys, my name is hunter, high school senior.

I got my 96 gt in laser red about 6 months ago, and it was fast as hell! for all of 2 hours.....

so I decided to do a pi swap.

well over time i changed my mind and decided to buy a 01' romeo to build up (planning to m112 swap it)

well about two weeks ago my intake cracked and i spent three days trying to make my pi swap intake work. but it kept leaking, i said screw it and decided just do a full pi swap.


I have some major back problems so its been slow, but i'm getting there!



right now I have my driver side head off, and am working on the passanger side.

I have to make a trip tomorrow to the stealership to get the coolant tube, nipple, and water pump gasket.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Keep at it Hunter! I'll be able to help when I have time to get down there. Are you still having trouble getting the starter off?

Not that it matters, but it's an 02 Romeo lol
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Keep at it Hunter! I'll be able to help when I have time to get down there. Are you still having trouble getting the starter off?

Not that it matters, but it's an 02 Romeo lol


OMG ITS CAL!!!!!!! WASAAPP MAN!!!!

I am actually, I cant get my hand up in there because my car is lame and has an auto tranny.

I got the bolt out of the passanger side on top, but my o2 sensor is blocking the other, and i dont have a wrench big enough to fit over the o2.
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If you have the top starter bolt out you're fine. Get a couple long extensions along with a swivel joint and you can get them by going through the front of the k member.


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trust me, I had been trying that.

we finally got it out today!

then it took us 3 is hours to get the last exhaust bolt out.

for some reason it would not break loose. it took a 200 lb man leaning on the breaker bar and me pulling it as hard as i could to get it to break loose.

after that, it took 2 seconds to lift the head off, its now sitting headless waiting for its pi stuff!

hopefully putting it back together is alot faster then taking it apart!
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That's crazy! Maybe it's because I've had car apart more then I would like, or that I know all the little tricks by now, but it's never taken me that long to get the starter out.

Good luck with the rebuild.


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the problem was i couldnt find the bolt, and get the right combo of extensions and swivels.


with this swap I'm also hoping to add steeda UDP's,UPR offroad X, a stack racing 75mm TB and C&L plenum.

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well today was my bday, and i didnt have alot of time to work on it, but i did install the pi coolant nipple and water pump w/ oring. then cleaned up the head mating surfaces.
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