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Need help with b18a1 swap into 98 civic ex

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by jaiden101, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. jaiden101

    jaiden101 New Member

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    I have a 98 civic ex without an engine right now and i also have a 91 integra ls with a b18a1 engine and a cable transmission, so i can take any of the parts i need out of the integra. I wanted to know what is all i would need to do the swap... Anyone willing to help thanx
     
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    It would be way too hard to swap that engine into your car, Im not saying it can't be done, but you would have to buy a crapload of stuff to make it work. The short list would be:
    hasport ekstk mount kit ($450) with hasport egbcc ($200) these would be the mounts you would need to put the engine in the car, you would also need a rear engine bracket from 2000 civic Si (b16a2) (50-75 bucks)
    you would be able to use the axles from the integra but you would need 94-01 integra shift linkage (100-200) in order to shift.
    so you are at about 850
    next comes the wiring: you would need first to get an ecu to run the car, pr4 ecu from a 98 integra would be optimal, (about 150) then you would need obd2 fuel injectors (100) and a wire harness if you dont have one (not sure on that price) and lastly an obd1 distributor for 92-95 integra(250)
    so now you are over 1200
    you will have to be pretty handy with wiring because some wires need to be run/changed for the distributor since the obd2 crank sensor would be on the oil pump while the obd1/0 has it in the distributor. You would have to re-wire the entire distributor and then run those 2 wires for crank sensor back to the dizzy.
    After all of that you still run into the problem that you might end up with a check engine light for emissions since the obd0 integra engine would have any of the emission stuff that the newer ecu would look for
    After all of that I cant guarantee youthat your top engine mount would work right because they changed them and the hasport mount kit doesnt specify if it supports the older b series engines.

    Either way it would be well worth your time to find a complete swap from a 96+ integra, it would make your like alot easier.
     
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    about how much do you think it would cost for the labor? and would it be worth it? i mean speed wise... i'll post pics of both the cars soon, so u can see what im dealing with...
     
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    welfare Ancient Member

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    I have no clue what anyone would charge you to do it, Personally I probably wouldn't even touch it. I would sell the integra and puck up a complete swap from hmotors or another swap selling site and go that route.
     
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    Ok a buddy of mine wants to sell me his k20a3 with a 5 speed tranny for 700. Would that be a better/easier swap and what would i need in order to do it? I heard its more expensive but worth it.
     
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    K20a3 is not worth it at all, trust me it takes alot of work to get a K-series motor into an EG or EK. you'd be better off with a B18c or b20vtec. The only K-series motors that are really worth the trouble are K20a2, K20z1, K20a or K24a2.
     
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    Like above I agree with dark93dx, it would be even more work and gain you less. The only upside would be that down the road ifyou came across a k20a, you would be able to jsut swap it in, but other than that I would just go for b18c JDM type R, it would end up costing less and take less time to put in.
     
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