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I'm considering doing a full block replacement of my '04 QR25DE with 137,000 on it. Reason being I just went through 2qts in 2500 miles and I'm guessing its only going to get worse. As much as I'd like to get to 200,000 I think it's reasonable to start looking into a replacement engine.

Does anyone have a mechanic they use or who is knowledgeable of Nissans? I know any good mechanic can put an engine in a car but I was hoping someone could recommend a mechanic they've personally use and felt comfortable with.

I work in the 07470 zipcode around Wayne, NJ.
 

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Monster Man
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You are right by me if you are in the Wayne area. Your best bet for a Nissan specialist is no one around here. If you want some local recommendations, my mechanic Francis at Brookside Auto in Bloomfield will do a good job, he does all the work to both my cars and installed my turbo. I wouldn't mind introducing you, and I might be able to get you a better price (can't promise anything). He knows Spec-Vs pretty well considering he has been working on mine for a few years now lol.

You can also check out ATX Motors in Bergenfield, that is where my Spec-V is currently getting tuned :D. They do good work there as well.
 

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It might be worth it to drive down to Cliffwood Beach and check out E-Shift Performance. They installed the turbo kit in my Spec-V. Mike Miranda is the owner and does quality work. Cars always in magazines.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm replacing my oem header with an SR-S 4-1 one. Going to see if anything changes. I've been getting an P0420 code and hoping the oil consumption was a bad batch of crappy oil.
 

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If you're just doing a stock QR25 replacement...
Save yourself the money and drop the engine in on your own. A hoist is ~$100-150 (and you can sell it afterward).
Just buy your replacement block, label everything on the harness as you remove it, pull out the old and drop in the new.
It can be done in a day with some good planning, or at most a weekend.
 

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If you're just doing a stock QR25 replacement...
Save yourself the money and drop the engine in on your own. A hoist is ~$100-150 (and you can sell it afterward).
Just buy your replacement block, label everything on the harness as you remove it, pull out the old and drop in the new.
It can be done in a day with some good planning, or at most a weekend.
I've thought of that smokeyV. I'm comfortable around cars and plan on getting the header on in the next week or so, pending snow/cold weather.

As for the engine replacement, room and a closed space is the biggest issue for me. I don't really have the garage space to do something of that size. I could rent a car for a week or so which is around $200 while my car is out of commission. Or i could do it over the fri-sun weekend and borrow a car if needed. The biggest obstical is still space and tools. Hell, the engines I've seen for sale (rebuilds) sell for around $1700 or so +crate fees.
 
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