Actually it IS relatively cheap!The full price of a swap is anywhere from 12k to 20k....
The engine and tranny combo goes for 4 to 7k. This one is only 2k. You save 2.5k!
You will need (a partial list):
1. Engine mounts. about $1k +
2. Axles. $500 to $800
3. Shift Linkage adapter.
4. Cooling system hoses.
6. Honda K-pro is $1k.
7. Exhaust header. $2k
8. Some intake plumbing...
I see $7k above + lots of work.....
It is late at night....
There is a very detailed thread elsewhere here.... Please, forgive me, I was not going to restart it here.
I think a K20 conversion is the greatest thing a Lotus can have!!! But it is not that cheap or easy... I converted mine.
Have you seen Porsche engine prices? Even my lowly Boxster with a 2.5l 6 cyl goes for like 20k. That's just for the engine, the whole car is worth like 12k. Go figure that one out. I have an accounting degree and I still think its some sort of trick question.
Makes my Viper stuff seem cheap.
K20 Elises are Waaaaay Kool!