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K24 swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by Zig78, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Zig78

    Zig78 New Member

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    Hello everyone I'm new.

    I've got an '02 EM2 with a D17A2 and I'm looking to swap it out since I basically trashed it. Yeah, I know. Hard to believe right? Well, It was an accident, and yes, I'd love to fix it but if it's going to cost me load anyways, I may as well swap it.

    Anyways, I was reading about the K24 Accord/Element engine swapping into our vehicles with a K20A3 5-spd tranny with the K20A2 cylinder head. Sometimes they use TSX pistons, and sometimes not, but Honda Tuning has a great 11:1 compression N/A version of something like this running ~250hp at the wheels. I'd just like to see 200hp. It requires a Hasport mount, but what doesn't?

    Any ideas? I don't have a ton of cash to buy anything for the most part, but I know I can get it if I grab one part at a time. I want in on this.

    Anyone on this board tried this swap?
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I know people have- but the only one I know personally is the guy that had the very first one done out in California. I couldn't tell you the shop name offhand, but I went to school with the dude for a very long time.

    The swap is fairly expensive, and quite a few shops won't even touch the K swaps because of the cost. You might want to add up all the numbers in your head and see if buying another car might be a better choice than building such an expensive engine setup. I don't want to discourage you- just understand that a K24/K20A2 setup can get pretty damn expensive.
     
  3. Zig78

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    Good news

    Well, I've got an update.

    I basically have found a TSX motor with a tranny but I haven't had a chance to talk to the seller.

    How hard would it be to put a TSX motor in the EM2?

    =)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    About the same difficulty as a K20, but it's taller and you have to deal with the electronic throttle.
     
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    I've been looking for articles detailing this, but my Honda Tuning doesn't really provide much detail.

    Let's say I picked up the engine plus 6 spd transmission for $3000, how much total cost ball park figure would you give the entire project?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again for a wonderful site.

    (sorry about the double-post, but I saw that I hit the wrong forum for EM2 Civic's)


    ~Z~
     
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    Turtal The little K20 that could

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    Where did u find ur motor and how much?? How many miles?
     
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    doh

    Lets say I know someone with a TSX with a totalled rear clip...

    I'm looking for the hidden costs.
     
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    :shrug:

    I honestly don't know what the total cost would be. Sorry.
     
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    Turtal The little K20 that could

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