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99 2.3L swap to 00 3.0L???

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:43 AM
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Ok, im thinking bout swapping my i4 engine for the 3.0L v6..... does anyone no how hard this would be.... i no i would also need to swap out the tranny.... but i no it will fit, but is there anything else major that i would need to swap in to get it done?
 
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I believe as ive heard many times thats swapping from I4 to V6 or vice versa is impractical and almost impossible. the engine compartments from the two types are different. the V6 being larger. so if youre trying to put the V6 in the I4 compartment it probably wont fit w/o major modification.
 
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that makes no sense only because they have a 98-02 coupes with v6 in them and they use the same car with the i4
 
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by clutch811 View Post
I believe as ive heard many times thats swapping from I4 to V6 or vice versa is impractical and almost impossible. the engine compartments from the two types are different. the V6 being larger. so if youre trying to put the V6 in the I4 compartment it probably wont fit w/o major modification.
This is true in the case of the 5th gen (94-97) Accords, but I believe it's the same bay for 6th gen coupes and sedans, V6's and I4's. Still, your first point was a good one: the swap is impractical.

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that makes no sense only because they have a 98-02 coupes with v6 in them and they use the same car with the i4
It does make sense. The 5th gen V6 bays and hoods are actually longer than the I4 ones. The biggest difference in 6th gen bays is how the sedan and coupe goods fit with the bumper and that's about it.


Now, the swap is not the best idea. The 3.0 V6 doesn't make a ton more power, plus you would need to swap in the AV6 tranny, which is absolute crap.

The more practical swap would be a J35/37 swap with a CL-S 6 speed manual transmission, but that's about $13k I doubt you have to throw away.
 
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:58 AM
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Yes the 6th-gen engine bay is the same for 4-cyl & V-6 engines. But that's about it.

Problem is that the 4-cyl engine is on the left side of the car, tranny is on the right. But the V-6 engine is on the right with the tranny on the left.

You'll probably need a surprising amount of other stuff to swap. Battery & ABS modulators are on opposite sides of the engine bay. Stuff like that, which should be unrelated to the engine swap but you need it all. Since the ABS modulator is on the other side, you'll have to do a lot of brake-line plumbing.
 
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Problem is that the 4-cyl engine is on the left side of the car, tranny is on the right.
For a K-series 4-cylinder (2003 & up) this is true, but the F22/23 trannies are still on the left (passenger side) of the bay.
 
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I was thinking the same thing..............but it really depends which way your looking at it from.
 
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Problem is that the 4-cyl engine is on the left side of the car, tranny is on the right. But the V-6 engine is on the right with the tranny on the left.
Right & left are from the viewpoint of sitting in the driver's seat.
 
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Right & left are from the viewpoint of sitting in the driver's seat.
Gotcha.
 
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