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accord sir vs prelude si motor

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by DAallday, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. DAallday

    DAallday New Member

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    I ordered a jdm h22a and i believe it's a 1996 motor. I've read that the h22a could either be from an accord sir or from a prelude si. :confused: Is there any differences between the two motors and is there a way for me to figure out which car my motor came out of? thanks
     
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    There shouldn't be a difference between the Accord and Prelude versions from 1996. If you really must know where it came from, then look for a sticker or stamp of some kind on the engine listing the donor car's VIN. The VIN will have the vehicle chassis code in it...
     
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    the jdm motors don't have a vin on them do they? but if you say there shouldn't be a difference between the two motors then i'll leave it at that. i was just curiouse because i read the accord sir h22a's have 190 hp and the prelude si h22a's have 200 hp.
     
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    No, Japanese cars should have VINs as well. That's where the chassis codes like "EG" and "EK" come from. If the engine came from a Prelude there should be a "BB" in the VIN; if it came from an Accord, there should be a "CD" instead. Either way, I don't think there will be a difference in the power output. The only way there would be a difference is if the engine was hooked up to an automatic transmission. For some reason those H22s were rated at 180 horses...it's like they were detuned a bit for some reason...
     
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    Where would i find this vin at? And the longblock i got was from an automatic so i had to use the clutch and flywheel from my old motor. But overall do you think my motor is rated at 200ps or 197 hp? i appreciate the help
     
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