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Need H23a1 Help

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> BA-BB /CA-CD' started by nuc79, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. nuc79

    nuc79 Senior Member

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    Here's the summary:

    I am planning on buying a 94 USDM H23A1 w approx. 90k mi. Currently it is still in the prelude and does run, but knocks because of a spun rod bearing. I offered him $350 for the engine with all sensors, ecu, and wiring, no tranny or axles. He countered me with $400.

    Does this sound like a good price? I am planning on building the motor for boost, with new rods and pistons, to replace my worn out F22.

    Also, how much should I expect to pay to repair damage caused by the wiped bearing?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    If that's with tranny, I'd say it's a pretty good deal if you're planning on rebuilding anyway.
     
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    dohc_vtec:

    I'll try to get him to throw in the 5spd tranny, but how much shorter are the H23 gears than the F22 ones that I have now? Will it make that much of a difference with a turbo application?

    Also, does a spun bearing usually require a new crank, or just regrind the old?

    Thanks, man
     
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    I don't think the H23 is geared too much shorter than the F22. I'd recommend the H23 tranny, as it's stronger.

    Don't know about the spun bearing....of course you'll need a new bearing, but I wouldn't think you'd need a whole new crank. Can someone else help me out here?
     
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    The guy at my local parts/engine building store said that an engine with a spun bearing that knocks will almost for sure need a new crank. I guess it doesn't take much to make a crank unturnable. I wouldn't want to risk a turbo application on a questionable bottom end. He said a new crank was about $250 for my accord, or you could find a "servicable" one for less and have it reground. Either way, you'd end up with a rebuilt bottom end. Who knows what kind of lines a guy that sells you parts is gonna tell you though. I would check with honda, or look in a manual to check for tolerances. Check that with a caliper and go from there.
     
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