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Old 06-12-2013, 05:35 PM
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Engine does run fine. Had to replace wires/plugs and rotor. She struggled for first start up but fires right up now. Valves just need to be adjusted.

I used OBD1 harness and ecu, everything plugs in as if it were an f22 going back in. Ignition was the same. I also used the distributor off my f22 so im not having to have an external coil, or else i would have ran into a problem there with the wiring. Motor mounts do line up exactly the same, no major modifications for fitment.

Aftermarket: F1 6 puck ceramic clutch, AEM CAI, Stainless headers and exhaust. A littler louder than i imagined but i can deal with it for now.

This is a good beginner swap even though nothing changes, you can still atleast get the idea of what you may have to deal with before doing a H/B series swap.
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1994accordex View Post
I also used the distributor off my f22 so im not having to have an external coil, or else i would have ran into a problem there with the wiring.
Good to know. If swapping into a VTEC car (internal coil), use the F22's dizzy and the wiring is plug & play.
 
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:46 PM
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hey, guys! I thought I would give a few pointers on this build from when I did it. Though on top of the f23a1 swap from My factory f22b1 swap I also did an auto to manual trans swap, I found a few things different. First is that rather than doing the iac wire swap I instead just kept the f22b1 intake with no problems, next I used the factory auto rear mount and had no problems with alignment or any such thing. Bolted right up! The factory f22b1 Thermostat work perfect, and any OBDII Sensors I just switch out With OBDI. Knock Sensor wasn't necessary so I left it as a plug and I even used the factory f22b1 ECU With no problem what so ever, the car Runs GREAT! For the future I plan a new build of the f23, including a Port and Polished f22a6 head, k20a2 pistons, and port and Polished h23 intake. Expected Gains will put me Around 200Hp Easily competing with an h22 with all factory parts and a price tag on the whole car or less than an h22 alone.
 
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To the original poster...How did you run your vaccum lines. My car is a 93 accoRd lx that had a non vtech f22a1 and I don't know where to connect the lines properly. I put a 2000 f23a4 with the original intake from the f23.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:20 PM
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Default Vacuum lines

You'll have to do what I did and pull up vacuum diagrams for both a CG body style accord and your own and plumb what both have in common, I capped anything mine didnt have so as to avoid leaks. Hope this helps!
 
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Lurch, it's been six years since I did this swap and don't recall the vacuum line routing. And I no longer have the car. But it couldn't have been difficult or I would have mentioned it in the swap thread. Best to take King's advice and compare the F23's vacuum diagram with the F22's and hook up lines and plug holes as necessary.
 
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