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Motor/transmission swap questions

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by WishingFORaK20, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. WishingFORaK20

    WishingFORaK20 New Member

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    I have a 98 civic dx and im looking for a good place in the new england area to buy and install a jdm motor/transmission...im in maine and from what ive heard there arent many good places locally to do it..like the username says im wishing for a k20 so keep that in mind....any suggestions or help referring me to a good place are greatly appreciated...thanks
     
  2. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Why not do it yourself? You don't really need any specialty tools to do a swap, and there's TONS of information on the internet about just about any swap you can imagine.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the amount you will learn about your setup doing the swap yourself is invaluable down the road when something needs to be fixed or replaced
     
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    adecorzo TronicsClub.com

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    yea just do everything yourself its better to know more about your car then someone else
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    I live in vermont and could do the swap for you... But I agree with everyone elts, its better to do it yourself
     
  6. WishingFORaK20

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    I wish I could, believe me...but i have very little mechanical knowledge or experience, or any of the equipment needed to do it. i've been driving basic tuners for a while but i haven't started getting serious about it until recently. i'm sure i can get ahold of the motor but i didn't think it was a good idea to go to a regular garage for the swap for some reason
     
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    You're probably going to have a hard time finding a garage that'll do a swap. The tools required aren't all that expensive, and the work really is common sense.
     
  8. ProjectAccord

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    Hello,

    i have a 2001 honda accord lx . 4cylinder. automatic. Do i have a f23 tranny? can i use a h22 auto tranny instead? is h22 auto tranny better then f23? if not which tranny is compatible and better? Is it worth better transmission coolers also? THANK YOU! i cannot drive 5 speed.
     
  9. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    If the transmission is stock, than yes, it's an F23 tranny. And yes, you can use an H22 tranny. If you're not going to swap the entire motor out though, I would just leave it stock...

    EDIT: Also, please don't spam the same question all over the forum. Thanks...
     
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    F23 to h22/h23 auto tranny swap




    Thank you so much for replying. I am going to need a tanny soon. I did not want to get the same tranny because I hear it fails a lot more then prelude tranny ( h22/h23 ). My current stock engine(150 000kms) is in great condition so I don't see the point of changing that as well. I wanted to know why you recommand getting another f23 tranny? I really want to keep this car and would love yours and everyone's advice on this matter.

    Thanks!
     
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    can I?

    Can i transfer a DB15B7 engine from a 95 civic into my 1991 EG8 without too much f-ing around? the engine in my civic is B15B4.:confused:
    Also anyone in Perth who could possibly lend me an ear or some time to do the operation?
     
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