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Old 05-23-2011, 01:47 AM
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Hey guys,

I have a 2001 5th gen prelude with 310 thousand kilometers on it (canada). I am about to do an engine swap on it, I dont know much about cars guts wise so i'd like some advice from you guys.

Since i have such high mileage should I also get a full transmission change? Right now the car runs smooth and i have literally no issues other than the fact that it burns oil like a mofo which is why im getting the engine replaced.

How do I know if the transmission needs replacing? I'd like to hold off in changing the transmission if possible due to financial restraints.

My second question is which engine should i swap with? I've seen an H23A and an H22A available from torontojdm.com. Was wondering which motor would be the better choice?

For reference, here are the two engines for sale:

H22A:
TorontoJDM.com - Total Japanese Domestic Motor - JDM H22A OBD2 ENGINE

H23A:
TorontoJDM.com - Total Japanese Domestic Motor - JDM H23A OBD2 DOHC VTEC ENGINE

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Can't go wrong with an H22.
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Re: engine swap

Yea go with the H22A you could get the tranny swapped out as well. Personally I would so that it is all new..but i am picky like that.
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Re: engine swap

But if you're buying it from them, it's not a new part?

And how much oil is your current engine burning? H22s burn oil naturally; I check my oil level almost every time I fill the fuel tank, and burning 2L of oil over 10,000km is not unusual.

If the trans isn't exhibiting any signs of wear, then give it some new fluid and leave it IMO.
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I'd say h23a, maybe honda did something about the bad o-rings on the h22 that prevents oil from burning.
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Thanks for the info guys

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H23a.
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I love them both but I would go with the H23a..
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Re: engine swap

IMO i think the H22a is a lot better
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I'd say h23a, maybe honda did something about the bad o-rings on the h22 that prevents oil from burning.
Evidence please?

In all my years of reading Prelude boards, this is the first time I've ever heard of suspect o-rings in relation to H22 oil consumption.
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Evidence please?

In all my years of reading Prelude boards, this is the first time I've ever heard of suspect o-rings in relation to H22 oil consumption.
sorry i meant bad ring lands on the piston of h22's, no evidence just based off of what others were saying on other forums.
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