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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 92accordF22auto, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. 92accordF22auto

    92accordF22auto Junior Member

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    Dont mean to start with a dumb post but Im a domestic guy tryin to play with Honda's a little........And I tryed searching and couldnt find much help......

    I have a 92 Accord F22a, It started as a joke but Im gonna be starting a DSM turbo kit for it.......heres me questions.....

    Its an Auto, and from what I understand I will have Trouble tuning it, Is this correct? I know there is a ECU and a TCU

    How much power can a Stock auto handle? I plan on running 5psi or so, keep it low, I would eventually swap to a 5 speed but I dont wanna sink too much money into it, Im not going for fast, just quicker and a nice "sleeper"

    On that note how reliable can this be on a high miles 150k 14 year old car? This is my DD.....I know Alot of it is in the tune and how I dirve.....

    Just a few before I think about it anymore, I appricate the help......
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    There's really no difference in tuning an auto vs manual- you just have to find a way to lock it into a specific gear for the length of your dyno run.

    The stock auto should be able to handle 5psi from a DSM turbo. You might want to think about upgrading the torque converter though.

    Reliability- run a compression test and a leakdown test to check the health of your engine. If both come out within spec, you'll probably be ok to boost for a while. I'm about to start boosting my 170k mile truck engine, and I have no hesitation- but the engine is still in original factory condition.
     
  3. 92accordF22auto

    92accordF22auto Junior Member

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    I was also thinking......Doesnt the H22 Prelude come in a Auto? Can I use there Trans or are they different? I know the H22 Stock has 200+hp so a boosted F22 should be fine with it right......
     
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    Yeah, the Prelude did come with an automatic. If you're looking to swap the transmissions, don't get one from an SH. You might have ECU issues too.

    I think if you're only looking at 200hp or so, the stock F22 transmission will be fine.
     
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