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the ep3 idler pulley is for replacing the PS pump (so you would NOT have powersteering)

to have PS you have 2 options
1.) use the PS pump...in EK's you can remove part of the hood skeleton so the hood will clear the pump...not sure about tegs b/c nobody has done it yet. You will need custom hydraulic hose & custom return line made. plus you will need to reroute the lines

here are some pics of the ONLY k20 powered hybrid I know of currently with P/S http://prima-racing.com/content/view/22/2/

2.) some how rig up the electronic P/S from a EP3 ('02+ si) good luck this is uncharted territory (which means big $$$$) you need some sort of EPS "brain". Several people looked into this (including brian g) and I think at this time the costs & difficulty off this option outweigh the benefits
 

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hey thanks for the info.....i work at honda and the ep3 eps is a bitch...also mounting on the ep3 eps is higer than all other p/s racks on cars....its too much of a hassle....oh i also figured out a way to hook up the p/s to the pump i saw a japanese mag where all they did was cut the metal part of the tubing to the pump and weld the dc2 metal part to the pump....no need for any special fittings.....
 

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I got ps to work in my 99 integra. I took the the fitting off the pump for that resevoir hose, counter sunk a screw into it, and lightly trimmed the support under the hood. I took it out for a test drive and it didn't hit the hood. I may trim alil more later since yesterday was the first time I have drove it. I also used the stock lines off an rsx and they fit up. I havn't heard of any1 else getting it to work yet????
 

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i wonder on that article of that civic with power steering had to modify the passenger engine mounts. so that it can clear the belt and pump. anyone know of this?
 

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wassup chris, man you get it running. Send some pics. I had my k20a2 for a while its just a matter of getting the parts together. I Just ordered the razo shifter and golden eagle fuel rail. I'm still in need of more stuff.
 

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power steering

i've done a k20 swap into a EM with working power steering. on the pressure and return side, stainless steel braided line that i custom made myself(direct oem replacement.). totally made the engine bay shine. :wink:
 

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I would like to give some props to 6gearedteg, because everyone says the rsx powersteering line will not work but as he and i have found out during my dc2 swap that the stock line can be used it just needs a little reshaping to fit what your working with.
 

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On mine i just had a hose shop connect both the type r hose and civic hose at the ends with a male and female fittings(cost me $33.xx). I also notch my hood to clear the pump. All I have left is to find a place that sell high pressure or oil compatible 5\8in hose for the pump suction line. I


 

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MikeW said:
I would like to give some props to 6gearedteg, because everyone says the rsx powersteering line will not work but as he and i have found out during my dc2 swap that the stock line can be used it just needs a little reshaping to fit what your working with.
Any pics of what you had to reshape? I checked yesterday at the shop, but the line just seems too short to reach even if it was bent to what was needed.

As for now, I'm most likely going to be doing what vuaccordla has done.
 

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MikeW said:
I would like to give some props to 6gearedteg, because everyone says the rsx powersteering line will not work but as he and i have found out during my dc2 swap that the stock line can be used it just needs a little reshaping to fit what your working with.
Any pics of what you had to reshape? I checked yesterday at the shop, but the line just seems too short to reach even if it was bent to what was needed.

As for now, I'm most likely going to be doing what vuaccordla has done.
Reshaping is ok, but kinking the lines is the bad part. but if you don't feel like doing it. Do what I did, mark how you want it connected then take your original one off your car and take it to a hose shop, along with your k series hose and have them connected.
 
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