Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to swap a type r engine into a 97 civic LX automatic without having to change it to a manual? My personal theory on this is that all you have to do is program whatever shifts the gears on an automatic car to shift the gears properly for a manual engine, this sort of reminds me of those BMW SMG engines, the things that are like manual and automatic in the same thing. If this is not possible, what is the best engine to drop into an automatic 97 Civic LX Sedan? (my car is getting really high on miles and I've been wanting to drop a bad ass engine in it anyway) I mean, I know that's probably not the best idea, but I've always wondered if it's possible to use a manual engine on an automatic. If so, then I'm going to head out and get a type r engine as soon as I fix up the body of my car (it has a few dents because of a recent parking lot accident). thanks in advance for any replies.