Dad wanted to get another car because 01 civic is fucked but didn't have to money to buy another car. So I told him that instead of doing that shit, we can just get him another civic with a blown engine to swap for maybe alittle under $300 bucks.
So I bought him an 02 civic and we towed it to our shop at school, which mind you took about fucking 8 hours, and the next day we got it on the hoist to find out that the car is actually in decent condition, there's more rust on the engine than under the car (rust all over the engine because the head gasket blew out so a slimy mix of coolant, oil, and some gasoline went all over the poor thing so odds and ends are rusted over however the block itself isn't half bad). What's interesting is that the car looks to be an EX and there's what looked to be a k series engine (couldn't really tell because the whole fucking thing was coated in shit), side skirts, a spoiler and lip as well as a sunroof and power everything. The Sun roof (I googled it) was apparently only offered on the EX trim but I don't know how true that is.
So far we've just bled the fluids because we only had about half an hour, which included setting it up on the hoist when it had a body kit (harder to find the subframe and if you put the pads on the pinch welds you risk fucking up the side skirts) and wasn't running. we'd have had more time if we didn't have to put the exhaust on some 90's chevy van (I'd tell you guys the model but the badge was scraped off in favour of making it look "slick" in the owners words), do an oil change on a TL which was surprisingly easy although you have to shut off the check oil light manually, and an oil change on a charger which took 4 times as long because while the car was on the hoist we checked where it was leaking oil only to stumble into a broken cross member (too many donuts in the parking lot I assume) which was causing the leak. It was pretty bad because the cross member was split in two.
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