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  1. Simon512
    05-06-2015 07:09 PM - permalink
    hello Dave

    how hard is it to replace a CVVT assy on a 2004 kia spectra LX 2.0L
  2. kville kia
    02-12-2015 08:51 PM - permalink
    kville kia
    Thanks again..... Im trying to help a freind out whos son totalled an 04 optima a couple weeks ago, has a good engine and trans, if we can find a good body for his powertrain he will be relieved..... anyway thanks for the info, will let you know how it turns out.
  3. DavesSpectra
    02-12-2015 08:13 PM - permalink
    The yards do get a premium for 2.4L engines even with high mileage...
    I found one on ebay for $550 in your area but it has 170k miles on it..
    Engine Assembly Hyundai Tiburon 03 04 05 06 07 08 | eBay

    If the top of the pistons and the cylinder walls are ok... I'd say repair what you have.
    Does the head look like it's repairable? What is the mileage on the engine?
    Looks like even an expensive head rebuild on an engine with under 100k miles on it may be better than other alternatives...
  4. kville kia
    02-12-2015 07:16 PM - permalink
    kville kia
    Thanks, I figured if any body would know, you would.....

    Any idea what the cost to repair a 06 optima w/a 4cyl that snapped the belt and bent valves would cost to repair. Wost case scenario...

    Thanks again...
  5. DavesSpectra
    02-12-2015 05:35 PM - permalink
    The Hyundai "G6BA" V6 was used in Optimas from 2000~2006 and quite a few other models...

    Hyundai Delta engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You might have to use sensors/senders from the engine you have removed as emissions can change from year to year and the electronics (ECU/ECM TCU/TCM) may look for specific "data"..or..sensor...

    A V6 to V6 swap IS doable a would be lot easier than a 4I to V6.

    As far as putting a V6 into a 4i ....
    It "could" be done...BUT... a lot of parts would have to be swapped also..
    Wiring harnesses (under the hood and in he cab), suspension, brakes, electronics...
    I guess "if" you had both cars it would be possible...not not quick or easy...
    A good summer project...
  6. kville kia
    02-12-2015 03:23 PM - permalink
    kville kia
    Hey DavesSpectra.

    Can you tell me if an 06 Optima v6 would be the same used in a 04 Optima v6....


    Could you put the 04 v6 into an 06 that has a 4cyl....

    Sorry for the limited info, but thats all I have at this point...


  7. augielocost
    02-01-2015 09:16 PM - permalink
    Hi Dave ??

    I have an 07 Spectra with the airbag light on. I've had it scanned and they tell me that the control module is still good and it must be a wiring issue. So I was wondering since you have the knowledge if you have any suggestions on what to look for. I've removed all the connectors and made sure they were clean and properly connected but I'm not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8. DavesSpectra
    12-18-2014 09:25 PM - permalink
    Got home Wednesday afternoon after sleeping in the U-Haul truck in a WalMart parking lot (got to the salvage yard 10 minutes too late and they were closed)..
    Got the car home and started doing preliminary repairs... Replaced both driver side doors and did some early adjustments on them... It's gonna take some time to get all the bugs and damage worked out...but the "start" looks pretty good...
    He's a link to some pictures...
  9. Mustangman03
    12-16-2014 07:49 AM - permalink
    Thanks Buddy and Good Luck with that car!!
  10. Mustangman03
    12-15-2014 06:31 AM - permalink
    Good morning Dave.. Was Wondering if you could possibly help me out? im still figuring things out on here and im trien to upload a picture i dragged 1 and dropped it but didnt post with my quickpost... and idk about the advanced settings so i try not mess with to much shiznits i have no idea how to mess with... LoL easy quick solutions?

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