I have read a lot of pages on the net and most of them say that putting the 7mgte into a mk2 is a bit of work. Not extremely hard, but not easy either. From what I read, you have to move the oil filter and cut the oil pan, etc. Has anyone here actually done this, and if you have, could you give me some insight? I have an 82 with 5mge, right now it has around 145k on it, and things are starting to go. How much would this ENTIRE project cost, and about how long to do it? I have a 2-car garage, and some tools, but not an extensive set. Also, I know enough to keep me running, but have never actually swapped a motor before. So I guess what Im asking is, would it be better to keep fixing the 5m, and have a slower motor, or go with the 7m? The body needs some work, mainly surface rust and trim, but the hatch is pretty bad, and the cheapest one I can find is $200. The frame is solid, the interior not bad, but in general- it needs some work. I picked the car up for cheap because the guy who owned it before me knew nothing about cars, and couldnt drive stick, so he wasted the clutch, so I just put in a brand new one. I dont want to dump the car, but wonder if it would be worth the 7m upgrade? Sorry if Im rambling here, but just trying to put in all points Im considering Thanks!