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I wanted to know what type of mods do you need to make to my civic in order to properly fit trhe k20a2 Type R in my car? Im sorry for sounding stupid but i am a newbie. I am planning on getting the complete package (block, tranny, ecu, axles, a/c, etc) , so what else would i need?

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not sure if any changes were made from 01-03 to '04+ you should probably check with hasport

anyways this is from one of Nikos post on H-T

Nikos said:
You will need the subframe on top of the cost of the swap.

from hasport

Installation Instructions For:

Part Number ESK1

2001-03 Honda Civic (Non-Si)





Congratulations! You have just purchased the ESK1 engine mount kit.



Hasport Performance mounts are the result of extensive research and engineering. All mounts are designed with up to date solid modeling software. Each mount is constructed of lightweight 6061-T6-billet aluminum and CNC machined in our state-of-art machining facility. Hasport Performance motor mounts control engine movement, transferring more power to the wheels. All mounts have a lifetime warranty against any defects.



Bill of Materials for Part Number ESK1
Quantity
Description

1
Left Billet Aluminum Mount

1
Left Hand Steel Bracket

1
Right Billet Aluminum Mount

1
Right Hand Steel Bracket

1
Rear Billet Aluminum Mount

1
Left Bracket Hardware

1
Left Mount Hardware

1
Right Bracket Hardware

1
Right Mount Hardware






Additional Recommended Items

Automotive Lift

Factory Service Manuals for Civic and RSX

(available from http://www.helminc.com or Honda/Acura dealers)


Parts Needed For K20 Swap
Quantity Description
1
Complete K20A Changeover (Motor/Trans/ECU/Cat. Converter/Wiring)

1
K20A Intermediate Shaft

1
Axles from 02+ Civic Si

1
RSX or 02+ Civic Si Sub Frame

1
Hasport ESK1 Bolt In Mount Kit

1
Hasport ESKWH Conversion Harness

(Available From Hasport Soon)

1
RSX Shifter Assembly & Cables

1
02+ Civic Si Radiator & Fans

(RSX Will Fit With Some Trimming Around Cap Opening In Grill)

(Condenser Fan Assembly Available From Hasport Part # ESCFA $125)

1
02+ Civic Si Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses

1
RSX Throttle Cable

1
RSX Fuel Line

1
RSX Brake Booster Line

1
RSX Purge Line

1
2002+ Civic Si AC Line From Compressor to Condenser

1
RSX Clutch Lines From Master to Slave Cylinder

1
Custom AC Line from Compressor to Condenser

1
90 Accord Negative Battery cable

1
Custom Hood Latch Support

1
RSX High Pressure Power Steering Hose

(If You Want Power Steering)

1
RSX Power Steering Return Line

(If You Want Power Steering)

1
92-95 Civic Power Steering Reservoir With Bracket

(If You Want Power Steering)




Please read all instructions before proceeding with the installation
These instructions pertain to the engine mounting of a K20A3 from an RSX Type S or a K20A2 from the 02 or 03 Civic Si only. For more information on this swap please go to http://www.hasport.com

Getting Started

Place the car on a lift or on jackstands.

Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables and remove the battery.

Drain the fluids. (Oil, Transmission & Radiator)

Removing The Engine

Remove the wheels, lower control arms, and axles.

Remove radiator hoses.

Remove radiator.

Remove A/C lines and compressor. (Be sure to have the A/C system properly discharged by a qualified technician)

Remove throttle cable.

Remove all hoses attached to motor.

Remove engine-wiring harness from inside of cabin.

Remove all remaining connections on motor.

Remove the left and right engine mounts.

Unbolt the subframe and remove the stock motor from car.

Preparing The Engine Bay

If you have the Hasport wiring conversion, perform the radiator, fan switch, and Air/Fuel ratio sensor wiring.

Install the RSX power steering lines. (figure 1 and 2)

Using the stock hardware, bolt the left-hand Hasport steel bracket into place. (figure 3)

For cars with ABS the ABS bracket will have to be shortened so that it will not interfere with the left-hand mount.

After shortening the bracket a hole will have to be drilled through both the ABS bracket and Hasport engine bracket. (figure 4)

Use the M6 x 1.00 x 20mm bolt provided to bolt both the ABS bracket and the harness ground to the Hasport left-hand bracket. (figure 5)

Before bolting the right-hand bracket take the two M12 X 1.25 X 35mm bolt and put them through the bracket as shown in (figure 6). Place a thick and thin spacer on the bottom bolt and a thick spacer on the top bolt. This will allow you to mount the bracket flush to the frame rail.

Bolt the right-hand Hasport steel bracket into place. (figure 7)

Modify the core support to fit the new radiator and fans. (figure 8)

Gently bend the Civic fuel line and purge line so that the RSX lines can be installed. Be careful not to kink the lines. (figure 9)

Install The RSX shifter assembly and shifter cables.

Preparing The Motor

Switch the K20 engine coolant temperature sensor with the Civic coolant temperature sensor. (figure 10)

Remove the passenger side mount bracket from the engine. (figure 11)

Installing The Motor from the Bottom

Using the Hasport rear mount, bolt the K20 onto the K20 subframe.

Lower the car over the motor.

Bolt the sub-frame to the car.

After lowering the car onto the motor, lift the passenger side of the motor above the Hasport steel bracket with a jack. (figure 12)

Install the Hasport right-hand engine mount and tighten the bolts. Next, lower the engine so that the mount can be bolted to the bracket. Install the bolts but do not fully tighten it. (figure 13)

Install the left-hand mount. (figure 14)

Tighten the bolts holding the left and right mounts to the brackets.

Raise the car and install the axles.

Installing the Motor from the Top
Bolt the right-hand mount to the engine and tighten the bolts.

Lower the engine into the car and guide the right-hand mount into the right-hand bracket. Insert the bolt but do not tighten the bolt yet.

Install the left-hand mount and then and tighten the bolts. Now tighten the right-hand mount bolt.

Install the Hasport rear mount on the subframe.

Raise the car and install the subframe

Install the axles

Finishing
Install the RSX Cat

Install necessary fluids (water, engine oil, transmission fluid, blinker fluid, etc)

Install A/C components and have system properly charged

Install radiator and hoses

Run the wiring harness through the firewall and connect the ECU

Have the ECU’s immobilizer reprogrammed by a Honda/Acura service department.

Hook Up Any remaining connections.
 

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mexinaction said:
yea i posted this before i found out that there are 3 types of K20 engines

K20a
K20a2
K20a3
wrong again.
k20a=(jdm) integra r/225hp
k20a2=(02-04)rsx-s/200hp
k20a3=rsx/02- civic si/160hp
k20z1=(05-0-)rsx-s/210hp
plus the k24 series that go in the acura line up.
go with the r because it's more bang for buck and also hand built.a race bread engine; if you put a rsx-s against a real jdm r it would beat its ass by a long shot,even the 1994-01 (jdm)r's making 200hp would put a hurting on a rsx-s.
 

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daloyal1 said:
wrong again.
k20a=(jdm) integra r/225hp
k20a2=(02-04)rsx-s/200hp
k20a3=rsx/02- civic si/160hp
k20z1=(05-0-)rsx-s/210hp
Now it's your turn.

There are at least four JDM K20A engines.
ITR and CTR 220 hp
Euro Accord R 220 hp
Euro Accord and Element 160hp
CRV 160hp

There's probably more too. I'm guesing that the US Accord is sold under a different name in Japan and along with the Oddyssy both are most likely K20A powered.

Bottom line is JDM K20A doesn't automatically mean 220HP, I'm seeing more and more of the other engines being imported lately.

brian g
 

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brian g said:
daloyal1 said:
wrong again.
k20a=(jdm) integra r/225hp
k20a2=(02-04)rsx-s/200hp
k20a3=rsx/02- civic si/160hp
k20z1=(05-0-)rsx-s/210hp
Now it's your turn.

There are at least four JDM K20A engines.
ITR and CTR 220 hp
Euro Accord R 220 hp
Euro Accord and Element 160hp
CRV 160hp

There's probably more too. I'm guesing that the US Accord is sold under a different name in Japan and along with the Oddyssy both are most likely K20A powered.

Bottom line is JDM K20A doesn't automatically mean 220HP, I'm seeing more and more of the other engines being imported lately.

brian g
yeah your right on that because the japanese don't use # on their blocks.our accord down there is powered by a sohc 3.0 v6 i-vtec j30a is the engine code.and the regular accord (which you call the euro accord, but it's not) is powered by a k24a 200hp or a k20a with 152-155hp.
 
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