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96 accord engine swap question?

Old 09-01-2009, 08:05 AM
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Well-cared-for Accords can last a lot longer than 300k miles. So maybe this is more of a future question.

Civic is so much lighter weight that it's engine would be a pretty bad choice. If you really want to stay out of traffic court (or morgue) then put a restricter plate under the throttle body.

H22 fits OK, but there IS some custom work. Wiring harness to be fabricated, maybe engine mounts, etc. I think there's more than one thread with good stuff from people who've actually done that swap (I haven't).

I'm pretty sure the V-6 will not fit. During 95-97 the V-6 cars had a longer engine compartment. Beginning in 98 the nose of the car is exactly the same but a V-6 conversion is still a LARGE job becuase EVERYTHING in the engine compartment is backwards.
Old 09-01-2009, 08:29 AM
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The h22 is a fairly simple swap, there are 100 swap guides out there for it.

You would need to either grind down the driver side engine mount, or buy the hasportone(~$150). Since your car is a LX you would need to run some VTEC wires. You would have to modify your accord harness to work on the H22, meaning lengthen some wires and soldering some sensors on.

As for average cost more I'd say a H22 goes for 800-1000 these days, you can get a F22 used for $300-500. Then you would need a new ECU(~$100-200). Since your car is OBD2 it also raises the fact of if you ever want to pass inspection again, it makes it a lot harder to get a OBD2 H22 and ECU.........and a ton more expensive.

Any motor you get you'll want to do the timing belt and other maintence on before you put it in.

No the V6 will not fit.........not even close.

Other motors that will work:
F22B1, F22B2, F20B, F22B, H22a1, H22a4(no SH), H22a, H23a1, H23a
Old 09-01-2009, 04:09 PM
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F22B1 makes what 15 more hp than your f22b2, would just need to run vtec wires and an accord EX ecu. F22B is pretty much a mix between a F22 and H23(its a DOHC F22 nonVTEC).

but anything other than your stock motor would require a little work to be done to make it work.
Old 05-24-2010, 04:36 PM
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I have a question I am new to the forum hopefully someone can help me out I just swapped out a 96 f22b1 accord engine into a 97 accord but I am not getting a spark could any one help me thanks chris
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