Honda has been manufacturing great cars over the years. From economy cars to high-performance machines. So it was only right for those wanting to more power, to start stuffing 200+ horsepower H-Series or the high-revving B-Series powerplants under their cars' hoods.
In this how-to book, author Aaron Bonk gives you a complete rundown of what you'll need in order to swap your Honda engine. From computer to wiring to emissions, this DIY manual covers it all, and in each chapter, Aaron explains in both plain language and with plenty of close-up photos, to help you through the engine installation.
You'll also learn how to upgrade your car's axles, the brakes and the suspension, plust a whole lot more.
So, if you would like to showhorn a bigger, more powerful engine into your 1984 to 2003 Honda or Acura, this is the book to read!
Book Excerpt: Honda Engine Swaps: Civics, Integras, Accords
1992 TO 1995 CIVIC AND 1994 TO 2001 INTEGRA
Since the ?92-?95 Civic, ?93-?97 Del Sol (also a Civic), and the ?94-?01 Integra are all so similar, it?s sensible to group all of these vehicles together when talking about engine transplants. Of course, the Civic was introduced first, and with this new, more radical body style, Civic sales went through the roof. And when its bigger brother, the Integra, was unveiled two years later, it was perhaps one of the most definitive moments in Honda engine-swap history.
K-SERIES ENGINE SWAP
It was with the introduction of the third-generation Integra that swap enthusiasts realized the uncanny similarities between the two vehicles. Once stripped of their body parts, both the Civic and the Integra share virtually identical engine bays. Of course, identical engine bays yielded identical engine mounting points. With identical engine mounting points, thoughts of interchanging Civic and Integra engines turned into actions.
Although most enthusiasts know by now that the Integra engines are certainly compatible with the fifth-generation Civic, it should also be understood that any engine swap attempted in one chassis would be essentially the same in the other.
The seventh generation of Honda Civics yielded some surprising traits, namely, its resemblance to the RSX (new Integra) engine bay. Much as the ?92-?95 Civics shared many characteristics with the ?94-?01 Integras, the little-brother Civic and big-brother Integra tradition continues.
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The complexity of the K-series transplant is mostly attributed to the fact that very few people understand the inner workings of the K-series engines, let alone the ?01-?03 Civic.
At this time, it?s recommended that a swap like this be left to the professionals. The folks at Hasport Performance offer the one motor mount kit available for the ?01-?03 Civic-to-K-series transplant.
Professionals such as the people at Hasport Performance can do this swap in only a day?s work.
- ENGINE SWAP CRASH COURSE: Why a Honda Engine Swap? | Decisions and More Decisions | Carbureted Downsides | No Need to Downgrade | Gaining Weight | Being Realistic | To Wire or not to Wire | Swap Components
- SWAP SAFETY:
Clean and Uncluttered | Tools and Equipment | Dangerous Fluids
- ELECTRICAL ESSENTIALS:
OBD Explained | Wiring Harnesses
- 1984-1987 CIVIC and 1986-1989 INTEGRA:
Civic and CRX Offerings | OBD Issues | ZC Engine Swap | B-Series Engine Swap
- 1988-1991 CIVIC:
Civic Offerings | OBD Options | ZC Engine Swap | D-Series Engine Swap | B-Series Engine Swap | H-Series Engine Swap
- 1990-1993 INTEGRA:
Integra Offerings | Early OBD Issues | Later OBD Issues | B-Series Engine Swap | H-Series Engine Swap
- 1992-1995 CIVIC and 1994-2001 INTEGRA:
Civic Offerings | Integra Offerings | OBD Info | B-Series Engine Swap | H-Series Engine Swap
- 1996-2000 CIVIC:
Civic Offerings | OBD Tech | B-Series Engine Swap | H-Series Engine Swap
- 2001-2003 CIVIC:
Civic Offerings | K-Series Engine Swap
- 1988-1991 PRELUDE:
Prelude Offerings | OBD Issues | H-Series Engine Swap
- 1990-1997 ACCORD, 1992-1996 PRELUDE, and 1997-1999 CL:
Honda Accord Overview | Honda Prelude Overview | Acura CL Overview | OBD Info | H-Series Engine Swap
Malfunction Indicator Codes | Smog Concerns | Finding Maintenance Parts | Chassis and Engine Codes | Swap Difficulty | Source Guide
Subject: Swapping engines on Honda Civics and Accords, and Acura Integras. ISBN-10: 161325069X | ISBN-13: 9781613250693 | CarTech SA93P