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Old 03-29-2013, 02:38 AM
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96 Engine Swap

I have the chance to swap out the 2.2L engine and put in a 2.3L. Is there anything special I have to do to accomplish this?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

h23a?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

why do you want to swap it?

is that your 2.2 H or F serie engine?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

Need a lil more info brother.

F22? H22?

H23a1? H23a Vtec?

OBD1? OBD2?

Do you need to pass inspection/emissions?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

2.3 what?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

OK, confession time. My grandson in Hawaii picked up a 96 Prelude with a blown single cam engine (the 2.2 I think). He picked up a 2.3 (dual cam) and has it installed, but he is not having any luck getting it started. I am thinking computer issue, ignition issue???
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

Sorry, but we are going to have to get more info in order to help.
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

the 2.2L you are talking about is the F22 engine if im wrong correct me...

and the 2.3 is the H23a1 most likely.


we do need more info to help the situation... is everything wired properly? do you have spark? is the timing correct? what ecu are you running?
theres tons of more questions, but we need more information to help you diagnose the problem...

more info on the engine, on the engine to the left of the exhaust manifold there will be a stamp that says the engine name on it, i.e. F22, F23, H22, H23 after that you will get a letter, and a number possibly, i.e H23a1, or maybe H23a. H22a4 etc.

also, your level of skill in the field of mechanics, what came with the engine? did you rebuild the engine? did you follow the service manual? where did you get the engine?
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

its wise to rebuild that "new" engine as much as possible

new ignition parts
new seals/gaskets
new timing belt-things
Id do even new pistons rings
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

So Craig, are you there in Hawaii helping your grandson? How old is he? If he is in high school, maybe he can take Auto mechanics class. That way he gets HS credit, and an instructor that will help him work on his car at school.
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

A major thing would be, what year was the car that the h23 came out of. 96 prelude happen to be obd2 emissions and have different sensors then the later models ( 92-95 ) 96 4th gen preludes are the bastard year of the 4th gens because of their ob2 status. That info in its own right will help all of us, help you.

So here are the things we need:
What year was the car the engine came out of
Does it have spark
Does it seem to be getting fuel ( is the pump turing on )
If it has spark and fuel is the engine cranking over
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Re: 96 Engine Swap

More info needed. You may be looking into converting to OBD1 if the 2.3 is 92-95.
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