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K20z3?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by upgrade, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. upgrade

    upgrade New Member

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    found a K20Z3 with 30,000 miles was wanting to know the hassles of the swap and if it is worth it, If by only paying $1000 or so for the motor. It would go into the 1989 LX Civic sedan.
     
  2. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Well your looking at Mounts for it which can be simple can be hard if they dont exist for your year. Depending on the Transmition weather auto or 5 speed, and what your car was before. New ECU possiable wiring with a car that old proably a whole new harness... Was reading on an automotive forum a guy swaped a K20z3 into a 94 DX Sadan costed him 5,000 and that was for a stock motor + parts needed for install! As we say here, Got a hude bank roll nothing is a hassle to a tune shop :)
     
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    red91efhatch New Member

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    It's not a direct bolt-in that's for sure, the main issue is that k-swap are still "new" making the swap expensive, it's worth it IMO because not everyone has one (yet) refering to B-series swaps etc. If I had the money I would do one mostly because the k series has more potential the b series engine. check out Rywire for the harness and Hasport for the mounts.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    corrct me if i'm wrong but isnt the k20Z3 inferior than the A2 or jdm A? i thought the ivtec system worked differently in those models.
     
  5. D16SiHatch

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    well the z3 is the new 06-08 Si engine, and the a2 is from the rsx type-s (which only has a few more hp/tq then the z3). and of course any of these or other k-series variants fall below in performance numbers to the k20a jdm type r engine (07 CTR, 222hp,158tq). The k20a3 (02-05 Si engine,02-04 rsx base) engine is the one you're probably thinking of. it operates like the older sohc vtec heads in that their i-vtec system only affects the intake cam.
     
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    yup your right i was thinking of the A3. hell yeah i would assume 1000 is akiller deal. your gonna spend more than that to get it in though.:p
     
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