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Hey everyone,

Just doin a bit of research at the moment on the k swap into the rex. Im from ireland and i was just wondering,

a) How would i be fixed with the rhd set up for space if i used a mount kit such as hasports

b) Would a hasport loom work with my crx vt(same as sir) loom, as it is wired for vtec etc, or would i be better to make up my own

I have these questions as i havent come across anyone with rhd k20 swap. Not sure whether to go for a b18c4 (euro civic engine) and run boost or bite the bullet and go for the k.

Would be nice to have the only k crx in Ireland. Maybe europe??

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John
 

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There should not be any problems. the only difference i can see is the brake slave clearence. from the looks of it there is enough room. Mounts are the same rhd/Lhd, so clearence with any mount kit should work.

I have a question for you though. Since your car is rhd does the clutch cable go all the way around the engine? or does it go straight through the firewall to the transmission? Do you have any pictures that i can see that would show this?

I figure it goes straight through. if so, would it be too much to ask to buy one of these from you? im having a hard time finding a brand new one here in california. either that or the name of a store or email or phone number that has rhd parts for your car?
 

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It goes straight through the firewall from OUR drivers side and down by the battery to the g/box. I dont have any lying around and would have to get one new from a local honda dealer, and by the time it gets to you it would work out quite expensive.

Are you doing a rhd swap or something. If you want one the best place you could try would be the CRX UK forum. You will probably find a good s/h one cheap there if you post up.

As for clearence issues with the k, would the steering setup and all that be a bit close to the head seeing as its rhd
 

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you have a good couple inches clearence, i just measured it. no i dont have a rhd but the k20 has the transmission on the oppisite side of the b16. which is the same side as the driver. so im hoping that the shorter cable will fit and feel better than the longer awkward one.

You probably wont have to move your brake proportioning valve, your heater hoses will fit better if the firewall is reversed, and the hole for engine harness will be perfect, if you get a k20r. other than that everything else should be the same. You will probably have to buy a Lhd clutch cable.

The engine might actually fit better in a rhd because the crossmember will be reversed. Or should be reversed. and if it is the indentation on the passenger side of the crossmember should clear the transmission. lucky you.
 

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Only dawned me later why you needed it, and also that i'll need a lhd one if i go with this swap. Its all the little things that you wont think of that holds up a swap :( .

Sure if you sign up to that forum, theres always someone breaking a rex or someone with stuff stashed in their garage. Also a good site for finding ukdm and jdm stuff, if your into that sort of thing.
 

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yea i just noticed. not five min after i signed up yesterday someone answered. good site. Didnt know a crx forum of that size exsisted. Did you read the sticky about hasport ef in this section?


so i take it vt= si? or is the vt a b16? and whats the 16v, maybe thats the equivilant to si?
 

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Ya if you cant find what your looking for on that site its not worth having or knowing.

UKDM Models

EE8 1.6 VT - B16a, 150bhp came with leather seats etc
ED9 1.6 16v - D16

JDM Models

EF8 1.6 Sir - b16a, about 10bhp more up to 160, only half leather, glasstop option
EF7 1.6 Si - DOHC ZC, This is the model i have, with no engine, all same options as sir model
EF6 1.5x - Dual Carb D15b

Our 16v as it known has the same body as the JDM si and aslo the USDM cars, whereas the vt and sir have a different front end on them

If you look in the forum gallery you'll see the difference
 

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what do you mean? that there is room between the k20 engine head and the brake slave? i measured the distance in my car which is Lhd on the Rhs if there is enough room to fit. and yes i would do it if i had a rhd.

There is a deeper dent in the rear crossmember on passenger side of a Lhd, so if honda reversed the crossmember in a rhd the deeper dent will be where your supposed to place the dent for transmission clearence. i dont know if it will fit perfectly though, looks like it, but i dont have one so i dont know. If not it will be far less work, hardest thing to do was mark the crossmember to place the dent. cause you have to install the engine then mark crossmember then pull engine, make dent, install engine check fit, pull engine refine dent, etc.

Rhd the steering column is on the right so the indentation for the member structure is deeper on the left. It almost looks like a perfect fit. if not far less dent making.

**The actuall dent that your supposed to make isnt big to start with its just the work of fitting it.

Can you get a Rhd clutch cable?
 

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I've also always wondered about the K20A fitting in a RHD... good info!

About the brake master cylinder and clearance, is there any brake MC from other cars or another Honda model thatll fit in the CRX thats shorter, but with a wider piston(and maybe a larger brake booster diaphram to compensate for the larger piston)?
 
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