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J30a1 upgrades or swap out

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:05 PM
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i have a 98 honda accord coupe with a j30a1 and ive been trying to do research on a way to upgrade my engine. Ive heard about swapping out parts from a TL or CL and want to know what parts i can swap out. Also im wondering if i can swap out this j30a1 with any other j-series engine that will fit in my accord. any info will help, thanks.
 
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:59 PM
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Engine used in the extinct Acura 3.0CL line, as well as the now-obsolete sixth-generation V6 Accords. Rated 200HP, 195lbs/ft. of torque. Utilizes multiport programmed fuel injection (PFI) and SOHC VTEC. Spark plugs are driven by ignition coils rather than a distributor in later models. Mileage: About 21 street, 26-28 on the highway. Can be mated to either an automatic or manual transmission and is usually (always?) installed in transverse mount fashion, since the cars it is found in are all FWD.
This engine is fairly large compared to other 3.0-liter V6es and takes up a lot of the compartment in the Accord and Acura CL engine bays. This makes it a little harder to work around, and especially mod. Nevertheless, there are plenty of mods available from GReddy, Aerospeed, and others.
One particularly interesting mod that will work with the J30A1 can be found here:
www apexi dot com good info
This mod does two things. One, it optimizes fuel flow. Two, it controls VTEC engagement points. It does these two things in concert, which results in a boost in performance. It also tells you whether VTEC is on or off, as well as the percentage of throttle and engine revs. At the time of writing (7/20/2001), CompTechUSA wwwcomptechusacom) is about two months from releasing a supercharger for this engine. At a mere 6PSI, they claim it takes a stock Accord from 180HP to 230HP. (That's at the wheels, not the engine's BHP. Flywheel HP is generally 12-13% more than what you get at the wheels.)

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Old 11-30-2009, 04:17 PM
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You can swap in any Honda/Acura V6 6spd manual and you can swap in any Honda/Acura V6... with the right parts...

MikeyMike on 6thgenaccord.com has a 3.5L 6spd in his Accord coupe. It's expensive though, the right engine harness, Richies, is $700 alone.
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:11 AM
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thanks for the info guys, lots of help. would i have to do any mods to front axel with transmission swaps? would any 6spd transmission fit?
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by finch13 View Post
You can swap in any Honda/Acura V6 6spd manual and you can swap in any Honda/Acura V6... with the right parts...

MikeyMike on 6thgenaccord.com has a 3.5L 6spd in his Accord coupe. It's expensive though, the right engine harness, Richies, is $700 alone.
would you happen to know what car mike got his 3.5L from?
 
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How does taking a 97 acura cl 3.0 auto premium and turning it into a 6 speed standard sound? Anyone done it here?
 
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