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1994 Accord EX project in south FL.

Discussion in 'South East' started by 94ProjectAccordEX, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. 94ProjectAccordEX

    94ProjectAccordEX New Member

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    Hey everyone. I just bought a 94 ex accord, with what I think is a blown head gasket, for $400. Im not an expert with a wrench, but I got the jist. The car has 240,000 miles on it, so now im thinking, Is it worth putting the money towards a new head gasket or save for a new motor. I got excited reading post about the h22 swap being almost plug and play, but the more I researched, I realized its not so simple. If I got to get a new motor, I would love to do upgrade, but i dont have a huge budget and I also dont want to get over my head with trying to do this myself. About 10 years ago I helped a buddy drop a B16 in a 93 hatchback in his front yard. It took us about a month to do and when it was complete, it started but had problems. I believe it was because has was trying to still use his DX harness and ecu. If any one has some suggestions for me or just tell me I gave away $400, Please let me know.
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    $400 for a working car isn't bad at all. I would skip the head gasket and just put another engine in, or completely tear down and rebuild/upgrade what you have in the car already. You could always turbocharge your F22 block- they make really good power on boost- and you would avoid the H22 swap headaches (but take on the turbo ones).
     
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    Thanks for the input. Im not the richest guy in the world be no means, saying that, what is the price difference. im seeing the h22 (97+) i gonna run me around 3,000$ and that me doing it myself. the h22 (200hp) looks like it would be around 2,000$, i dont know if that is even worth doing. again thats me doing it myself, i dont know if i even have the skills to pull it off. i see i can get a used f22b for like 700$. which is the smartest route?
     
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    Well, do you just want to get it running or do you want to try and get more power out of it? If budget is a major major concern, I would either just forget it, or spend a LOT of time reading up on engine rebuilds and homebrew turbocharging. I don't know what your mechanical skills look like, so you'll just have to judge for yourself what you're willing to take on.

    Personally, I would rebuild the block that's inside the car with really cheap forged pistons and rods, then go for 300whp on a turbo. That's what *I* would do though, and I have quite a few more resources at my disposal than most people on this board.
     
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    if all your wanting to do is fix it then just change the gasket end of story or swap out another f22 block, and where about in south fl are you?
     
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