Originally Posted by fraser19
i probably could do it my friends and i did a sr20det swap in a 89 240sx in aprox 30 hrs so i dont know why it would take a licenced mechanic with more guys so much time too do the 5.0 swap for me
I can throw a lawn mower engine on a shopping cart, that doesn't mean I am qualified to put an engine fromt eh mid 90's into a vehicle made in 2008.
You do know it isn't just the engine right? You have to factor in the transmission, transfercase, probably the driveshafts as well.
Lets entertain the thought that it an be done in 30 hours, any shop that is going to do this work is going to charge about $100 an hour so you are looking at $3000 USD just to get the old powertrain out and a new one in. That doesn't include the parts.
This is why I made the first statement. You can get an EE SC installed at a professional shop for about a grand and the parts should come to just over $4k. And you don't have to mess with the transmission, transfercase, or electrical.
And again if Alberta has emissions testing and their requirements are like the US then you can't legally put an older engine in a newer vehicle.