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cpmike
03-24-2004, 11:56 PM
i took on a pretty big project for my spring break, swapping in a 1994 JDM H22A (5 speed)... figured i would post up pics for all of you.

the h22 is all in and connected, besides the exhaust, the new downpipe flange doesnt match up with the flange on my stock cat. gonna go to a shop tomorrow and get a new one welded on, and ill be all set :)

# 1. when the f22 was just about all disconnected
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/18-all_disconnected!.JPG

#2. pulling out that sucker
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/20-lifting_f22.JPG

#3. the empty engine bay after it was cleaned up a little
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/34-cleaned_engine_bay.jpg

cpmike
03-24-2004, 11:56 PM
#4. heres the h22 getting set in. im on the left.
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/38-dropping_h22-1.jpg

#5. heres another shot... the long haired guy is my friend dillon, who helped the entire time.
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/39-dropping_h22-2.jpg

#6. shes mounted, just not connected all the way. looks good :D
http://misc.adminity.net/cb7tuner/44-sitting_pretty.jpg

cpmike
03-24-2004, 11:57 PM
#7. all done!
http://misc.adminity.net/cpmikes_h22.jpg

it started up with no problems at all, and it only takes a split second to start, and it idles well... turned out awesome!

Asiandude03
03-26-2004, 01:45 AM
Hey that looks pretty nice. I am looking forward to droping an H22 in my car but a USDM. So I can make it smog legal. Here in Cali the cops are cracking down hard on engine swaps. So I don't want to be caught because they have been taking cars away. Well anyways I was wondering how much did it cost you to get the engine, tranny, and ECU? Also Can you give me a list of parts I will need to do the engine swap. I am going to drop it in myself. But I am not sure of what parts I will need. First of all I have a 91 Accord EX Auto Coupe with a F22A4 motor. If that might help. Thanks for you help. Did you run into any problems installing the H22?

cpmike
03-26-2004, 01:22 PM
sometime last year it costed me $2320 shipped for the entire engine + front suspension (crossmembers, brakes, wheel hubs... etc etc) + ecu, which was a pretty good deal (gona sell off the extras).

as for necessary parts, alot of the stuff is swappable between the f22 and the h22... in fact, most of it NEEDs to be swapped, like the power steering pump, a/c compressor, all the mounts, axles, and wiring harness (i had to swap my fuel rail too, but i think thats just for JDM's). the tranny's are also swappable, so if you cant afford a h22 tranny when u buy, u can use ur f22 one.

so basically, the parts you need: the basic engine (block, intake manifold with throttle body, wiring harness, etc), the exhaust header (if you dont plan on getting an aftermarket one, because you cant use one off an f22), and uhh... whatever else comes. when you find one that you want to get, post it up and we can make sure it includes everything you need.

if you plan on converting to a manual transmission, the mount bracket thats welded to the passenger side of the engine bay needs to be grinded off, and a manual one needs to be welded on... i personally did a manual->manual h22 swap, so everything went right in, and i have NO experience with autos. also you would need the intermediate shaft and the axles from a 90-93 manual accord, also the shift linkage and shifter assembly.. etc.

i had really no problems doing it tho, i did it with very little experience... i had a friend helping the whole time which was great, but the swap still took a week, urs probably would too, if not longer. its basically just go thru and disconnect everything, swap the necessary parts onto the h22, drop it back in, and reconnect everything in the opposite order. i have a guide for the f22 removal written by our very own accord god, ACCLUDE91 (who isnt around at the moment), its step by step with pics, ill send it when you need it. follow it backwards to reconnect the h22 :)

H22Inside
03-27-2004, 09:47 PM
That's a nice set up. Engine looks clean too. Big difference too huh? If it's not too much trouble though, I was wondering if you could post some pics of your vaccuum hoses. I would just like to have another engine swap to compare my connections to. I would appreciate it, if not possible thanks anyways. Have fun w/ your new ride.

Asiandude03
03-29-2004, 12:44 AM
Hey I am planning on doing this swap this summer. I just would like some directions to help make this big project run smoothly and easier. Here is my E-Mail address: bclum84@hotmail.com Thanks for you help.

reflexion
03-31-2004, 10:08 PM
any way you can send me that guide? my email is xreflexionx@yahoo.com

cpmike
04-02-2004, 01:04 AM
might take a minute to download, its semi-big. i stuck it on my server:

http://mike.adminity.net/f22_removal.mht

cpmike
04-02-2004, 01:05 AM
That's a nice set up. Engine looks clean too. Big difference too huh? If it's not too much trouble though, I was wondering if you could post some pics of your vaccuum hoses. I would just like to have another engine swap to compare my connections to. I would appreciate it, if not possible thanks anyways. Have fun w/ your new ride.
which hoses, the emissions ones, or the ones for the IAB... any questionable ones in particular?

H22Inside
04-06-2004, 10:33 PM
which hoses, the emissions ones, or the ones for the IAB... any questionable ones in particular?

Sorry for the delay......If it's not too much trouble I would like to see how you connected your vaccuum lines to and from the intake manifold. Thanks for the reply

speed4life_8
04-27-2004, 03:31 PM
Hey,Its a nice swap! Ive had my accord for about a year and i have had a h23 for it for some time. Ive got everything i need for the swap but the ecu and harness..... the whole wiring system i dont have. Can i use my f22's wiring? I have other project cars so i havnt really looked into it. If you could tell me what i need. Thank you for your time.

Asiandude03
05-02-2004, 05:44 AM
How much cost difference is the H23 compared to the H22 swap?