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Old 11-Sep-2003, 03:40 PM
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Question ek b20 swap

Hey Guys,

I've got a 2000 civic hatch that I'm planning to swap the following motor / tranny package into:

b20z + GSR or ITR transmission.

Have found a transmission, axles, most of the mounts, shift linkage, clutch, pp, flywheel.

A few questions:

1. Can anyone recommend a place in the GTA that sells 99+ b20 longblocks?

2. Are there any other accessories that I might need? Hoping my motor will come with a distributor and starter, but can I re-use my stock ps pump and alternator? Anything else I might be missing?

3. I've got a p28 ecu that I plan to run w/ a conversion harness. Does anyone know if this can run a non-vtec program?

Any other advice / am I missing anything?
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Old 11-Sep-2003, 03:46 PM
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can't reuse D-series accessories on a b series, like power steering, a/c etc... maybe the alternator, but that's questionable.

Cablerat can re-chip your ECU if need be.
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Old 11-Sep-2003, 04:02 PM
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the b20z is very hard to find.... and get ready for big machining bills making this all work...
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Old 11-Sep-2003, 04:11 PM
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I'm planning on using the factory b20 head, so no machine work, right?

-- yep, head. Sorry
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Old 11-Sep-2003, 04:13 PM
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by factory b20 you mean b20 head then your fine... if you wanna put a vtec head on it then you gotta do a fair but of machining to prevent that motor from blowing up
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Old 11-Sep-2003, 04:14 PM
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ah **** sorry i miss read your post that what happens when you go for lunch time pitcher....

ya you wont need any machining
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Old 12-Sep-2003, 10:48 AM
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if you are getting 99' b20z

you will need a different intake manifold.
the b20z uses the giraffe neck.

so find yourself an LS intake manifold or better

do you know which harness you plan to use?
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Old 12-Sep-2003, 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by JookSingKid
if you are getting 99' b20z

you will need a different intake manifold.
the b20z uses the giraffe neck.

so find yourself an LS intake manifold or better

do you know which harness you plan to use?
Thanks!

I was hoping to use my stock DX harness, adding any wirings (knock sensor?) and plugs necessary. Bad idea?

I thought the 99+ b20s had a lower intake manifold with a plastic resonant chamber on the top?

Check this:

http://hybrid2.honda-perf.org/tech/b20/b20tech.html


So where is everyone getting their motors in the GTA?
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Old 12-Sep-2003, 12:06 PM
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Your stock DX harness will do fine.

since its OBD2 already most of the plugs will swap right over onto a B20Z

I recommend using your DX ECU as well.
you shouldn't need to add any wires.

When you find your motor, you'll know if it will fit or not.
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I'd recommend the GSR tranny since the ITR tranny's gears are way to short for the B20... the longest gearing possible is what you want
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Originally posted by gatherer
I'd recommend the GSR tranny since the ITR tranny's gears are way to short for the B20... the longest gearing possible is what you want
or get the tranny rebuilt and use gsr gears from 1-4 and use an ls 5th gear for the highway


ps. 5TH GEN RULES
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wow, NOW the Punk is really thinking straight!!

But you musta instinctively said "5th gen" instead of 5th gear... LOL EG lover
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
wow, NOW the Punk is really thinking straight!!

But you musta instinctively said "5th gen" instead of 5th gear... LOL EG lover

you must be mistaken it clearly says 5th gear
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Originally posted by JookSingKid
When you find your motor, you'll know if it will fit or not.
Heh, yeah. I'll be driving around w/ no hood for a month...

Thanks for all the advice!
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hey man try carcones, for your longblock, a guy from my work just built a b20vtec, and he bought his complete engine from carcones for 1800$ good luck man
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Originally posted by Duge
hey man try carcones, for your longblock, a guy from my work just built a b20vtec, and he bought his complete engine from carcones for 1800$ good luck man
Hey,

Thanks!

Do you know what was included for $1800?
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