he's doing a k24 swap as well so he'll have more of a clearance issue, but with a k20 swap you can definitely keep it, you just have to "hack at the hood" as he says.jon v said:I am hoping to keep the P/S with my swap in my EK. Only time will tell though, It doesn't help I didn't get my P/S pump with my swap. :hammer:
And I got a nice new cutting wheel for my dremel ready to eat that hood up...
just leave what ever fluid that's in your steering rack when you disconnect it and loop the suction and return. this way the fuild can move back and forth when you turn. you should be okay.crx20si said:well, just wanted to know if running no lube from the pump would affect the rack&pinnion in the future ?meaning I had power steering and now I don't cause of the swap.
jon v said:Very nice... So all you needed was some hose, ehh?
Sounds good. You got any pictures of the top of the hood? from teh outside? Does the P/S pump or pulley stick out or did you just have to cut the under skeloton of the hood?
Also, this looks like an EG right? and what kind of motor a K20a2?
Is this configuration what you're talking about?vuaccordla said:You can run the k20 pump with the ek no problem. I made this a top priority when i did my swap. Basically all i had to do is connect both civic p\s line and the rsx\ ps line at the ends. Cost me around 30 bucks to have them connected. I also notch the hood to clear the pump. i left the p\s resevior at the civic stock location and went to a local hose company and got about 7 feet (you probally will use about 6 feet, got more just incase) of high pressure hose (5/8in) for the fluid feed line. I routed it down by the radiator and up the other side . So far no problems and lovin it.
98specR said:isn't that the picture he posted???
Cool cool, I can see what you are talkin about.drhonda said:If you look closely at my pic. The black fitting on the PS pump is turned 180 degrees. Honda put a hole there so you could flip it around, it just needs to be tapped. Its 6mm. flip it around and tighten it down. Simple. I should go outside and get a close up but its dark. I'll get one tomorrow.
I'll get some close ups by fri. night.jon v said:Cool cool, I can see what you are talkin about.
I want to see a picture of your cut up hood. done...
I want to know how much you guys need to cut out with the K20's because I think I am going to need to cut out a little extra for my K24...