Depending on your definition of easy. Probably a 2 hour job with the right tool? You can probably only remove the front heads and draw conclusion for the condition of both heads.
KBB prices your car at around $6K in good condition, so maybe $3K would be fair? Then you have to find someone who's actually willing to buy what's basically a rolling chassis. I'm tempted, but so many people would get so mad if I get another project car 😅 (and I already have a coupe that I don't drive).Ok I'll look into that. I love the car but it all seems too much for me to handle. What would be a fair price to sell it for as is?
Hard to say, but they are fairly cheap and easy to come by, so it's worth a shot. But you'd more than likely need to swap the cams over too.Will they bolt up with no issues?
It is easier if you have a lift and all the tools and knowledge on how to replace an engine. If you are working on the ground on a driveway or a garage and only have hand tools, you can remove the heads yourself. You can not remove the engine yourself in that situation.It's harder, and probably a lot more work to remove the heads than the engine. There are usually good low mileage J35 ect on Ebay from reputable salvage yards for less the a grand with a warranty. I'd probably take the engine out and then take the heads off rather than taking them off in the car. For me, after years of working on my J series, including busted TBs, removing heads in the engine bay is for foolishness left for teenagers. Forgive me for hurting your feelings. This is my opinion only, it is shared with the professionals in my circle. Ask around.
Not necessarily. These are interference engines, if the timing belt breaks, something is bound to have impacted another part.Hey thanks guys for the info! I ordered the aisin timing belt kit but I am worried there is internal damage too. I was going 80-85. So if I turn the crank and it rotates I'm good internally?
Any special tools needed? It looks cramped in there. The cheapest I saw was $2250 for a used J35Z3 motor.
Not that it matters, but the guy who sold you the car was probably full of *ish that he did the T-Belt. Honda is very lenient with there T-Belt intervals.
Maybe it was done at like 100k, then never again?
Was that was the original belt on there??
Was there a sticker anywhere on the motor or inside hood stating a T-Belt was done?
mine was done at dealer and they put a sticker with date and mileage...they do this so when car passes from owner to owner you know.