accord sir vs prelude si motor

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DAallday

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I ordered a jdm h22a and i believe it's a 1996 motor. I've read that the h22a could either be from an accord sir or from a prelude si. :confused: Is there any differences between the two motors and is there a way for me to figure out which car my motor came out of? thanks
 

BrutalB83

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There shouldn't be a difference between the Accord and Prelude versions from 1996. If you really must know where it came from, then look for a sticker or stamp of some kind on the engine listing the donor car's VIN. The VIN will have the vehicle chassis code in it...
 

DAallday

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the jdm motors don't have a vin on them do they? but if you say there shouldn't be a difference between the two motors then i'll leave it at that. i was just curiouse because i read the accord sir h22a's have 190 hp and the prelude si h22a's have 200 hp.
 

BrutalB83

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No, Japanese cars should have VINs as well. That's where the chassis codes like "EG" and "EK" come from. If the engine came from a Prelude there should be a "BB" in the VIN; if it came from an Accord, there should be a "CD" instead. Either way, I don't think there will be a difference in the power output. The only way there would be a difference is if the engine was hooked up to an automatic transmission. For some reason those H22s were rated at 180 horses...it's like they were detuned a bit for some reason...
 

DAallday

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Where would i find this vin at? And the longblock i got was from an automatic so i had to use the clutch and flywheel from my old motor. But overall do you think my motor is rated at 200ps or 197 hp? i appreciate the help
 
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