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99 accord 2.3 vtec SWAP....EXPERTS.....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:54 PM
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Default 99 accord 2.3 vtec SWAP....EXPERTS.....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

I have a 99 accord ex 2.3l vtec 5 speed. 2 cylinders shot craps today due to worn rings. Has 251,000 miles but body and int. are perfect. So I'm fixing her.

I found a 2.3l vtec out of a 99 accord with 118,000 miles from local salvage yard that only deals with insurance totals. Cost 400+ tax (place has good rep)
Questions;
1. Does it matter if the salvage motor was a AOD?
2. the 6th number in my v.i.n. matches totaled accord.
3. Is there any particulars I need to focus on to ensure a perfect swap.
4. I hear people referring to their vtec as "F23A1" how do I know which I have?
5. Can I tell from a pulled motor that it is a match?
Let me know what info you guys need to help me make this successful. I will have replies forwarded to my phone

I apologize if this is in the wrong section, I'm new to the site. I want to Thank You in advance for any and all help!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:38 AM
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1. ??? What's "AOD"? Automatic vs. manual transmission doesn't matter. If you wanted to use the automatic transmission, then you should get the ECU from that donor car.

2. Good.

3. (see #4)

4. Engine type is stamped on the front of the block, alongside the exhaust manifold, right up against the split line between engine & transmission. Flat surface with stamped serial number. First line should say F23A1 in both cases. Even better if the 1st digit in the second line (block serial #) matches.
F23A1 = VTEC
F23A4 = ULEV VTEC - California car has a whole different wiring harness, so post back.
F23A5 = non-VTEC, for example from an Accord DX

5. (see #4)
 
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