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Old 04-07-2009, 11:59 AM
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I have a 99 accord coupe, looking to swap out the engine and tranny to manual. What would be the best engine and trany to swap in? Ive been looking at the h22 but dont know much. Also where would be the best place to purchase a good engine?
Old 04-07-2009, 12:12 PM
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Will vary slightly for the 99 accord, and didnt include info on a manual swap but yeah

H22 Swap Guide

I personally have swapped in a H22a4 into a 97 Accord, I am by no means an expert on the subject, and have since decided to go a different route and get away from the H series, but I will tell you what I know.

The different H22s:
H22a1-USDM rated for 190hp came in certain 92-96 Preludes
H22a4-USDM rated for 195hp came in 97+ Preludes
H22a-JDM rated for 200hp
H23a-JDM, essentially an H23 block with a F20b head.
F20b-JDM essentially a destroked H22

The parts you will need:

Parts to get from 92-95 prelude:
- Radiator Hoses (upper and lower)
- Heater Hoses (drivers & passenger side)
- Fuel rail (US spec only!)
- Header
- Cat. Converter **
- P13 ECU


- 97+ H22 P/S bracket:: why? b/c it makes the accord p/s pump a bolt-up
- A/C & Alternator custom length belt
- Power steering custom length belt - Custom throttle cable bracket (basically a 1x8" slab of strong metal you can drill holes through)
- Skunk2 OBDI to OBDII conversion harness :: why? b/c interior harness wont plug into OBDI ECU otherwise.
- HASport drivers side engine mount :: why? b/c this makes mounting a complete bolt-on
- HASport Harness Conversion Service - Stock Accord engine harness + JDM H22 harness + wired by HASport
- Civic Si 99-00 distributor cap + rotor :: why? b/c the JDM H22 is internal coil & US H22 is external


- 94-97 Accord Aluminum radiator :: why? b/c plastic radiators SUCK.
- 92-95 H22 Cam seal :: why? b/c the factory one is leak prone (there was a recall on this)
- 92-95 H22 Spark plugs :: why? b/c you need a tune up on the new/used motor
- 92-95 H22 Spark plug wires :: why? " " " " " ..
- 92-95 H22 Clutch :: why? b/c you get it done now .. and you dont worry about it for a while.
- 92-95 H22 Flywheel :: why? " " " " " " " " ..
- 92-95 H22 Mugen Thermostat :: why? b/c it will run the engine cooler (fan switch req.)
- 92-95 H22 Fan switch :: why? b/c it turns on the fan at the new Mugen thermo temp
- 92-95 H22 throttle body gasket :: why? b/c youll need a new gasket.
- 92-95 H22 Oil Filter (K&N) :: why? b/c you need a tune up
- 92-95 H22 Oil pan :: only if your used one is dented.
- 92-95 H22 Oil pan gasket :: b/c you should change as many old gaskets as possible
- 92-95 H22 Valve cover :: why? b/c the used one is usually pretty roughed up
- 92-95 H22 Valve cover gasket :: why? b/c you should change as many gaskets as possible
- 92-95 H22 water pump :: Why? b/c its easier w. the motor out & its better to be safe than sorry
- 92-95 H22 Timing belt and balancer belt (Genuine Honda &/or GReddy) :: why? b/c "" "" " " " "
- 92-95 H23 manual timing belt tension set-up :: why? b/c H22 uses faulty 'auto' set-up.

Where to get a motor from:
Tigerjapanese.com(cheapest but get mixed reviews)
Passwordjdm.com(more expensive)
Hmotorsonline.com(more expensive than tiger but have a way better reputation)
Craigslist-Can find good deals but have to be leery as there are a lot of scumbags on there.
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