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Old 03-17-2015, 04:52 PM
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hello accord fellows and moderators,
I own a 1997 accord lx sedan with a tired f22b2.
I have a chance to buy a Honda crate short block new old stock.
one minor issue is the model number stamped on the crate engine block is
F22B5. I know there are some things specific to my car like oil pump
for crank sensor etc. I don't wish to modify for performance or anything like that.. just want to freshen the power plant.. I am pretty sure all my accessories ie. compressor, alternator, power steering will bolt up but I am not completely positive.. any advice would be genuinely appreciated. thank you
Old 03-18-2015, 07:32 AM
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Have you performed engine compression test to confirm low compressions due to weak ring sealing? There can be many reasons for a "tired engine" that are easily resolved w/o replacing the motor.

Best bet to avoid surprises when swapping motors is to swap exact motor only. There are plenty of engines available for 94-97 accords.

good luck
Old 03-18-2015, 11:13 AM
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"Shortblock" usually means without a head. Make sure that your existing head isn't the cause for any lack of compression.
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