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*** I NEED INPUT ***
***UPDATED 5/14/09***

Much has been accomplished, although NO new pics yet, the car runs great!

I worked faster than I thought!

-Radiator is installed!

-Coolant plumbing is installed!

-Fuel Lines are installed!

-CAI is installed!

-Header is installed!

-Exhaust system is temporarily installed!

-Fluids are topped off!

-Battery is installed!



Hey there everyone,

I figured I'd post up some pics of my build . . . so far . . . Progress is slow. With the house, cars, school etc. I set some priorities. I vowed when I started this project I wouldn't go into debt doing it. After all it is a project. As I work OT, and make extra cash, It'll come together.

Well, maybe you've ran across my SN on here everyonce in a while. A great groupe of peeps on here helped me out with my tranny issues when I first arrived (http://www.k20a.org/forum/showthread.php?t=41015). I'm attempting a full K20Z3 swap, tranny and all. You can even check out my Newby thread http://www.k20a.org/forum/showthread.php?t=39982 (I gotta fix the pic links . . . ooops sorry . . . FIXED!)

Well I had hellofalot more pics, but, like a dumbass instead of keeping them on my memory stick, I dumped them on my desktop and it CRASHED, effin' thing!
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OVERVIEW

So here are a few pics . . . click on the thumbnails for larger pics . . .

The Hatchy in my driveway on delivery day Jan 26, 2008, virgin pics, untouched, owned by an older gentleman in yonkers!

1994 Honda Civic, EH2, 112k original, D15B7!
















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As you all will find out, I'm picky! Right down to replacing broken clips and correctly torqued nuts and bolts! Before any work was to be started, I wanted to see in what condition the interior, exterior, as well as every nook and cranney was in!
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EXTERIOR

. . . . lots of overspray, the whole car is like the driverside part of the hood!






Lots of clay bar and light compound/polish!
















Tiny steps, yield great results! I buffed the hood only, the whole car should clean up well!


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INTERIOR

Now on to the interior, the Hatchy is now gutted and the interior carpet, OEM seat covers will get steam cleaned, drycleaned etc. The floors/panels will get some bleach treatment due to a minor water leak and currently smells like a basement!


















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THE HEART . . . K20Z3 OUT OF A 2007 HONDA CIVIC SI 2DSD WITH 9K MILES

The K20Z3 comming out of storage, loading up and U-HAUL'd to my house . . . what you see is what I got for one hellofa legit deal. You should have seen the Coupe this came out of . . . let's just say it was a construction site accident that involved the rear end of the vehicle only.




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THE SWAP PARTS
Special thanks to Froth . . . edited by me.

These are the parts I have so far . . .

ENGINE/TRANNY (All gaskets/seals are considered "known to be needed" items)
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[X] K-series engine(K24/K20)K20Z3
[X] K-series tranny(Type-R/RSX-S/RSX Base)Z3 LSD Tranny
[X] K-series engine harness(RSX-S 02-04)
[X] K-series charging harness(RSX-S 02-04)
[X] K-series Alternator
[X] K-series Starter
[X] K-series ECU(RSX PRB 02-04) Plus Hondata K-Pro
[X] RSX Type-S Oxygen Sensor(Primary)
[] RSX Type-S Knock Sensor(Only if not using RSX-S engine, Or repin stock Knock sensor)
[X] RSX Type-S Throttle Body w/ sensors
[X] Karcepts Throttle Body Adapter http://karcepts.com/index_files/kim01.htm
[X] Engine Mounts http://hasport.com/products/mount_kits/egk1.htm
[X] Harness Conversion http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...arness-for-92-95-civic-and-94-01-integra.html
[X] Clutch Line http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...ersion-for-92-00-civic-and-94-01-integra.html

RADIATOR/COOLING
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[X] Fluidyne 92-95 Civic
[X] Hybrid Radiator Hose Adapter http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/index.php/cooling/radiator-hose-insert/radiator-hose-insert.html
[X] Spal Slim Fan http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/index.php/cooling/fan/spal-slim-fan.html
[X] TOP Rad Hose http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/index.php/cooling/radiator-hoses/upper-radiator-hose.html
[X] BOTTOM Rad Hose http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/index.php/cooling/radiator-hoses/lower-radiator-hose.html
[X] B/D Series Thermo Switch and Temp sensor
[X] Radiator top mount http://karcepts.com/index_files/krb01.htm

SHIFTER PARTS
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[X] Hybrid Racing K Swap Bolt-In Short Shifter http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...brid-racing-k-swap-bolt-in-short-shifter.html
[X] RSX-S 02-04 Shifter Cables
[X] Shift Parts to Connect Cables (OEM, easy)
[X] RSX-S Shift Arm (Modified Z3 tranny to fit)
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I have these vvv but will sell them - pm me for pricing!
[X] Karcepts Shifter mounting kit
[X] RSX Type-S Shifter Box


EXHAUST PARTS (Must be custom welded, Can substitute for 2.5")
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[X] Buddy Club Spec II for 92-95 EG Hatch Civic 2.5"
[X] Catalytic Converter if you choose to use one.
[X] Header (R-crew) 2.5" Collector

FUEL SYSTEM PARTS
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[X] Fuel Rail http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...brid-racing-k-series-fuel-rail-universal.html
[] Fuel Lines http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...ne-kit-for-92-00-civic-and-94-01-integra.html
[X] Fuel Pressure Regulator http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/...niversal-fuel-pressure-regulator-a1000-6.html
[X] Regulator Mount http://karcepts.com/index_files/kfb01.htm

Fluid NEEDS:
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POWER STEERING FLUID - 2 Bottles
DOT3 Brake fluid - 2 Bottles
Coolant 50/50 Mix - 2 Bottles(3 to be safe/cover leaking or spillage)
MTF - 3 Bottles
OIL - 6 Quarts

Drive Axles:
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[ ] Axles http://www.hybrid-racing.com/store/index.php/drivetrain-1/drive-shaft-shop-level-0.html


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BIG GAP . . . . IN TIME!

I HAVE MORE PICS. BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I SALVAGED SOME BUT NOT ALL!


MISSING PICS

--REMOVAL OF D15B7--
--RAD. + A/C BRACKET REMOVAL--
--ENGINE BAY CLEAN AND POLISH--
--+MORE--
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REMOVAL OF NECESSARY BRACKETRY

Tools used
--Dril--
--Spot Weld Drill Bits--
--Pneumatic Die Grinder--



Test run to get used to the speed of the cutting of the cutter bit.














Passenger Side Chassis Motor Mount












Passenger Side Chassis Motor Mount Removal


















Radiator and A/C Brackets











**MISSING**

Radiator and A/C Bracket Removal
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INSTALLATION AND RELOCATION OF NECESSARY BRACKETS/SPACERS
**UPDATED 12/28/08**



KARCEPTS Radiator relocation bracket.




RBC ----> K20A2 Throttle body adaptor by KARCEPTS




What is this sensor? The adaptor kit came with 2 plugs one for the OEM RBC MAP sensor and the other was for this sensor. Will I throw a CEL if I don't keep this sensor?


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ELECTRICAL
**UPDATED 01/12/09**


WIRE TUCK - FINISHED PICS ONLY - IN-PROGRESS PICS LOST












ENGINE WIRE HARNESS RETAPE


















INTERIOR ELECTRICAL


What a mess of wires, definately not up to my standards of approval!




Locating the OEM factory wire harness pins to connect to Hybrid's conversion harness!




Another pic of them all layed out!




DASHBORED REMOVAL


Dash removal to clean the mess of wires up, route the engine harness into the interior, wire up Hybrid's harness etc!







Finally removed!

Re-routing the wires to make for a cleaner tuck!





There . . . no more mess!


RUNNING THE WIRES THROUGH THE FIREWALL


How-to run the Engine harness ECU plugs into the Interior for ECU hookup

I wanted to utilize the factory engine harness plastic grommet and rubber seal!


Line up to prep for the install




Center Punch so the dril bit don't "walk"!




Another pic.!




2-1/4" Ridgid Hole Saw - Home Depot Special!




Lines up great!




Start drilling the hole!










Grind down the burr's made from the hole saw!






Test fit plastic grommet!




Run the harness plugs and seal it up!










Tape it all up!





OK . . . My friggin back is killing me now . . . up, down, upside down, now twist here and there, the things we do for our love of our automobiles . . . FEWF!!! . . . Time for some Advil Extra Strength and my 15 minute required union break!


DRIVERSIDE WIRE TUCK RE-DO (COMPLETED 01/12/09)

*I re-did the tuck on this side, I relocated the wires to the outside of the frame rail. I did this incase of an accident, I still wanted to access the wires and connectors so they wouldn't get squished inside.

*I had to run the red, white, yellow and blue wires from HR conversaion harness to thier respective locations.

*Wiper motor and hardware is reinstalled due to inspection laws and for the stock appearence.

I had to depin the wiper connector to pull it back out through the tucked location!




De-pinned!




The WHT, BLU, YEL wire will need to get ran out. The red stays in!




This wire tool comes in handy, I got mine from Snap On tools!












Sorting wires, taping, shrinkwrapped connections, I'm picky!










There's the white wire . . . that needs to be connected to the GRN/RED wire from the mastercylinder!








*NOTE: The wiper and brake master was re-grounded to an exhisting bolt hole!



*NOTE TO SELF: Be sure to check for proper ground to that location when battery juice gets installed!

Now I solder ALL conections, shrink wrap and tape, yup thas me by the way, a picky garage builder!














All nicy nice now, I think it lookes clean!






I will lengthen the BLU and YELL wires, they are a bit short!















Soldering all connections assures there are no intermittant signals!







Shrinkwrapping all connections assures no "grounding" issues!





I coiled up the excess wire untill I'm ready!



Final pics of the wire tuck!







A major ground for the lights, etc.!











Cannot really tell anything is there!




CHARGE HARNESS MODIFICATION

This is just a sketch, but, this is how I plan to run the wires . . . lemme know if this is ok.




Begin by untaping the charge harness, removing the plastic pieces, and sorting the necessary and un-necessary wires!


















Grey = Alternator
Black = Starter




The longer wires are the wires that need to be redone!
***See the diagram above***

The smaller wires with connectors will need to get taped up and run to its connector on the alternator, starter, and knock sensor (I believe), and engine harness . . . I call it a sub-harness assembly!


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FUEL SYSTEM
**UPDATED 12/28/08**


HYBRID-RACING TUCKED FUEL RAIL






AEROMOTIVE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR

*AN-6 IN/OUT and RETURN.
*Mounted to the block with KARCEPTS FPR mounting bracket.


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EXHAUST SYSTEM
***UPDATED 01/19/09


RCrew, 4-2-1, 2.5" Collector

After searching many for sale forums and threads, I chose a setup to go with . . .

I went with an RCrew 4-2-1 Header . . . I bought it used and oil fingerprints/fingerprints in general, oil and grime "adhered/burned/etched" to it . . . These were the original "for sale" pics in the sellers thread!








The "seller" began to polish, by hand, but did not have time to finish!






Ahhh a close up, I think it will clean up well!






Ahhh yes, exhaust hardware!




Ok, I bought it, this was taken the day it arrived.
I test fit everything to make sure it went together well!
It defly needs a HEAVY stainless steel polish before I think about installing it!
Sorry if the pics are "fuzzy" they were taken with my phone, I'll take better pics when I finish!




I began polishing it by hand, Ima small dude, my armes are ready to fall off!






I polished another runner, this time with a drill! However, after two batteries died out, I needed another approach!




Well, I fired up the heater and the compressor in the garage and went to work!
Air tools make very light work!
D/A mini sander, awesome little tool, it's paying for itself!




Looking good so far!
The "second" runner from the "bottom" needs a final polish!




I polished a bit more of the header today (01/19/09)

OOO, Shiny!




Started polishing the "bottom" today, I got a bit further after this pic was taken!




I got bored!
I got so used to seeing the motor with out a header that I decided to test fit the header!
It looks good!






CAT-BACK EXHAUST

Living on youtube searching for sound clips, I know it'll be a loud one, but it'll be a nice weekend/summer driver!
It's a project car, it'll be all right!






I test fit the exhaust, looks good, and it only needs a moderate-mild polish!



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THAT'S ALL THE PICS SO FAR . . . .



. . . . DEFLY PLENTY MORE TO COME, STAY TUNED!



HERE'S A TEASER PIC . . . I NEEDED ROOM IN THE GARAGE, SO, I COULDN'T WAIT!


FIRST INSTALLED!




MOST RECENT PIC!


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Thanks man :up:
 

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I added pics to the OP, lemme know what y'all think . . . progressing satisfactorilly.
 

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Looks good. You must have put a lot of time making this thread too. :p

How's the Si? I dont really see any of the NE guys since I was super banned on 8thcivic
 

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Lolz, yea I did take some time to make this thread. I like some organization to things. Thas why swaps and doing mods take so long for me to do . . . I do something one way then I change my mind and do it another.

You were at Mike's aka CrackThatTec45's supercharger install meet, right? This is the same hatch that I drove there, you saw the interior gutted, now its in the O.R. getting a transplant.

The Habi is good, runs well . . . it's new so it should!!

Holy hell, you're banned from 8th? LOLZ! Why's that? Thas why I havent seen your sn anywhere.

You're on here though, thas cool.

The NE local crew is doing well, Jordan aka Qshooter151 sold the SI and bought an EG Hatchy, has some plans for it, he's like me, he keeps switching his plans up. For me, once I cut the Pass. side motor mount, that was it, no turning back. LOL.

Good to hear from ya bro.
 

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Yea I argued with a mod and got the permanent banstick.

Yup Jordan told me about his plans. LS-T or something along the lines of that. I've been torn between turbo'n the Si or doing a k-EG, but I'm 99% sure I'm going with turbo'n the Si because I have all the parts to do it except a physical turbo. I've been working on piggybacking a kpro ecu but no garage and finals pwns me right now. I'm still rolling on the TL wheels I bought off of Joe.
 

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Good luck mang!
 

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Yea I argued with a mod and got the permanent banstick.

Yup Jordan told me about his plans. LS-T or something along the lines of that. I've been torn between turbo'n the Si or doing a k-EG, but I'm 99% sure I'm going with turbo'n the Si because I have all the parts to do it except a physical turbo. I've been working on piggybacking a kpro ecu but no garage and finals pwns me right now. I'm still rolling on the TL wheels I bought off of Joe.
Well, that sucks!

Saweet, do it up man, hahaha you still rolling on those there rims, cool!

Good luck mang!
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updated the OP see ELECTRICAL

I need some input so I can get the charge harness built with pics.

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BUMPITY BUMP!!

I need some input on the charge harness main wire routing . . . Diagram available, I posted it in the OP. Check it out!

Updated the OP see ELECTRICAL 12/26/08

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BUMP . . . See above post ^^^ as well as the one here below VVV

What is this sensor? The adaptor kit came with 2 plugs one for the OEM RBC MAP sensor and the other was for this sensor. Will I throw a CEL if I don't keep this sensor?

**Click pic for larger IMG**



Thanks for the help in advance!
 

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Thanks man :up:



Is this routing correct for the Positive cables? I don't wanna fry anything, I'll prolly work on it tomorrow.



that diagram is correct just make sure the line isn't broken or joined in any places cause that can drain the battery.


That sensor I cant really tell from the pic. can you take a few of the whole sensor. I want to say IACV.
 

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