Engine & Internal Chat about beefing up your engine's insides here.

F22b2 to f22b1 swap

  #1  
Old 05-24-2019, 08:20 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Default F22b2 to f22b1 swap

I have a 1996 accord lx with the f22b2 non vtec 2.2 and I'm wanting to take a vtec f22b1 2.2 out of an ex accord of the same gen and I was wanting to know how easy and what would I need other than the ecu and wiring harness for the vtec?
 
  #2  
Old 05-24-2019, 08:51 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 17,456
Default

That 5th gen is split between OBD-1 and OBD-2, so you'll want to get a 96 or 97 donor in order to stay OBD-2.
I'm not sure if you'll need the wiring harness back to the ECM, because the LX harness might not be fully populated for the VTEC stuff.

Are you in California or someplace that makes it difficult to register a swapped engine?
 
  #3  
Old 05-24-2019, 10:15 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Default

Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
That 5th gen is split between OBD-1 and OBD-2, so you'll want to get a 96 or 97 donor in order to stay OBD-2.
I'm not sure if you'll need the wiring harness back to the ECM, because the LX harness might not be fully populated for the VTEC stuff.

Are you in California or someplace that makes it difficult to register a swapped engine?
No actually the rebuild and swap laws where I live are awesome and so basically what you're saying is it would be in my best interests to find a 96 year donor car. What about just swapping the cylinder head? I've read up on that some.
 
  #4  
Old 05-25-2019, 07:31 AM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 17,456
Default

I'm just thinking about all the other stuff related to converting an OBD-2 car into OBD-1. Pretty sure the pinouts at the ECM are different so you'll need more wiring harnesses from the VTEC donor car to do that IF the donor car is 1995 or older. Distributor is different, CKP sensor in a different place, etc.

I've also heard of just changing the head. People have certainly done that, but I don't know much of the details.
 
  #5  
Old 05-25-2019, 07:51 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Default

Yeah. Honestly I just want the vtec in my accord lx before I rebuild the engine and ultimately turbo it. Any suggestions on manual transmissions? It's an auto right now and has to be converted
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
fastmohave
General Tech Help
18
12-11-2014 09:50 AM
mikeym3693
Engine & Internal
2
12-08-2012 11:53 PM
Krome74
Engine & Internal
10
01-26-2012 07:38 AM
mist3rm0
Engine & Internal
4
10-07-2008 05:31 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: F22b2 to f22b1 swap


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.