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Best swap for an automatic f22a1

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Sm2rocks, Jun 25, 2012.

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    So I recently bought a 92 accord lx from a cousin for 300 but it has 300k miles so i was wondering what would be the easiest swap?also, i know very little about cars, hence wanting the simplest swap. Ive tried finding the same engine but all i come up with are f22b engines.
     
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    H22. VTEC, dual cams, +50 horsepower. Bolt-in swap.
     
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    Wont need a new ecu or anything?
     
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    Also, i can drop the most about $700
     
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    No, you'll need an ECU if you want the VTEC to function properly. And if $700 is your budget, then stock replacements are pretty much all you can afford.

    Is the engine running badly? If not, then I'd say don't worry about...
     
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    Would an f22b fit? I found some around my budget.

    And it runs okay for the most part, smokes everytime i start it though
     
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    Yeah, an F22B would be a bolt-in swap as well. Is it the B1 or B2? If it's the VTEC version you'll have a bit of wiring to figure out...
     
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    Oh, that's actually a Japanese motor that they never imported to the US. It's very similar to the dual-cam H23 that came in some of our Preludes. But yes, that should work in your car with not too much fuss...
     
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    Oh i see! So bolts in, new ecu and thats it? Thought itd be more work :p
     
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    Any front wheel drive F-series or H-series motor will bolt in to a 90-97 Accord with minimal effort. It is a Japanese motor though, so the wiring harness will be reversed (since JDM cars are right-hand drive). I would probably try to use the existing wire harness in your car, and just lengthen or shortern wires where needed...
     
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    Alrighty thank you! Ill update the process and after and such
     
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