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Old 08-08-2007, 10:50 PM
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Well the time has come to giv up on the 'lude i was told that the reason i have the over heating issue is i have the wrong head on the block

i have put all the money in it that i have

so here is the deal

it is a 89 prelude "s" model B20A block carb'd
body is great,,,,, interior and paint needs attention

make me an offer please i know someone out there can make it a great car

i would like to break even atleast with what i put into her

oh btw she is phoenix red 5 speed trans
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:57 AM
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Youhave the wrong head gasket..... the A3 and A5 block are nearly identicle.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:53 AM
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do i have the wrong gasket or do i have the wron head?



my block is a B20A not a b20a3
the gasket i bought is the only one i could find
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:51 AM
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hold up the old gasket to the new one (if you still have it) cus you will probably see that there is a differnce for the cooling jets, there might be small circles or triangles.....you will see a differnce for sure
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:42 AM
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the head that you have on there now is it Double cam or single and is it carbed or injected?
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:53 PM
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ok here is the deal the BLOCK has triangle water jackets, and the head has small circles

it is a carb'd car as i understand it my block is supposed to be a B20A3 HOWEVER it is stamped B20A
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:59 PM
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ya them cooling jacket holes are crucial.... as far as the gasket goes, you need the head gasket for the B20a head..... then you wont have this issue...now you can try and cut out the holes (since they most likely wont allow you to return it anyways) also pull a spark plug iam guessing it has coolent on it as well (it will burn off sooner or later tho so it will be ok)
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ok uncle thanks but i have not been able to find a b20a gasket and i have the damned thing already apart (head off) i did cut the gasket but since the holes in the head ARE DIFFERENT i didnt see any use in putting it back together.

and NONE of the freakin parts houses have no clue
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The B20A is the same as the B20A5

When you do head swaps, normally you'd want to use the headgasket according to the engine block.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:28 AM
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The B20A is the same as the B20A5

When you do head swaps, normally you'd want to use the headgasket according to the engine block.

actually i know if you do the B21 head on the B20 block for example you need the B21 gasket..... just speaking from experience since i just did a B21 head on the B20 block....and i had the cooling and also coolent in the cyl.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:48 AM
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actually i know if you do the B21 head on the B20 block for example you need the B21 gasket..... just speaking from experience since i just did a B21 head on the B20 block....and i had the cooling and also coolent in the cyl.
Do you know why? Because of the different combustion chamber. That's why.


For his application, he needs to use the B20A5 gasket.
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first he needs to get the right head for the block, he has a B20A block that has a carbed B20A3 head on it
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man you guys are jerkin this guy back and fourth. someone give him a definitive answer so he can keep his lude!
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ok ok ok, you have a B20A block, so you need either a B20A or a B20A5 head to go on that block, the headgasket that you need for either of those is one for a B20A5 and you get get them from autozone, just tell them that you have a prelude Si 2.0, not prelude S, or prelude Si 2.05...
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ok THANK YOU finally a straight answer !!!!! whew i now i just need a whole new engine instead of the block i need to keep the carbs
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why do you wanna keep the carbs?
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I already gave him the answer.... do as you wish.
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why do you wanna keep the carbs?
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