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Old 06-27-2012, 03:31 PM
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1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Hi, I just got a mostly stock 1997 honda prelude sh 120,900 miles. Almonst no compression in cylinder number 4. I just got the head of and the piston broke and a chunk got jammed into the cylinder and messed it up.

The engine needs to be replaced. I found an engine on craigslist. The guys says it is out of a 2000 or 2001 accord euro r. I am new to hondas and I have no idea what I am getting myself into. Will this bolt right in? Will everything plug in to my stock wiring connectors. Is the transmission the same. It is missing the distributor and something else minor. Will my distributor work in this engine? He says this is a jdm engine and it should be 220hp and the crank. I am just trying to get this car running. Is $1200 a lot for this engine?
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

My other option is to sell the car as is. How much can I get?
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Here is a link to the engine. h22 swap for sell sir motor
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

I guess no one is interested in my project.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Not too familiar with the Accord R engines, but I would assume it's an H22A (higher compression from Type-S pistons). I would doubt it would bolt right up, due to you having an SH. From what I remember, the exhausts are different between base and SH (piping is different to accommodate the ATTS unit. I'm not sure how wiring would be, as well as the ECU. Research would be your best friend here.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

I don't recall the Euro-R Accord having atts, i think it had an LSD. If that's the case - no, that motor will not work in your situation.



Easy way to tell if the block will work is by looking at the location of the oil filter. Base blocks have it dead center and low - where SH blocks have it in a different location (as you can see from your own block) If you were to use a non-SH block, you would need new axles, bypass the CEL you would get from no atts - unless you go to a different ecu, and potentially install a different trans....
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Yea I had a feeling it would not work. I did a little bit of looking around and that is not a jdm intake so I am wondering if someone just threw on a jdm valve cover. I should check the block. It might actually be a prelude engine.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

I am just looking at the picture and I can't see the oil filter so it is probably not a prelude engine.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

The H22 is a prelude motor either way. The euro-R is just a slightly more powerful version but works fine in base preludes - but you have an SH, which is where the issue is.


The euro-R has a special intake manifold, which is another way to tell. But doesn't help you either way unless it's an ATTS compatible block. Checking the block stamp or having Kronn over on preludepower lookup the vin number from the block would be a good way to determine what the motor is actually from.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Hi, Well I am posting the car forsale if anyone wants it.
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Re: 1997 Prelude SH engine problems

Remove the atts unit you dont need it :)
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