Discussion in 'Engine' started by adee-ek4, Apr 27, 2008.
just out of interest has anyone here done this to there ek ?
I remember there was a user here who did this swap, I just can remember his name
me??i put a k20 into an ek for a friend...i only put in the engine ehaust an runnin gear tho he did everythin else gear cables loom an stuff like that
how hard was it was there alot of mucking about with drive shafts and stuff like that?
I believe it was Olly ek9 that done the swap he also done a K20 swap on a integra If you need advice about this swap I could probably help you out I have done alot of research on this swap.
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its no harder that fittin any other engine once uv the rite parts u use custom driveshafts an engine mounts my m8 got all his stuff to fit from ha sport
Its defently more time consuming to fit a K20 than any other B series or D series motor and with the K20 clearance is a issue with everything from the exhaust to the radiator everything has to be modified or moved including the shifter box. You even have to cut the skeleton of the bonnet on a EK to run a P/S pump to get enough room for it.
its time consumin alrite but wen u get used to takin engines in an out alot u get faster an it becomes easir...like all i did on the ek was put the engine an box in put the drive shafts an exhuast in the guy that owned the car did the wirin the gear cables an pretty much finished it up...but its by no means hard
Did he change the subframe to that of a EG or DC2? as from what I have heard those using EKK2 mounts designed to work with EK subframe found the handling effected badly as the engine is positioned to far forward putting all the weight past the front wheels making the car really unbalanced.
yep we have done one into an integra dc2, just waiting on the hondata kpro to turn up so we can tune it,,
not too bad of a conversion but its hard to beleive how much money it costs once all teh parts start mounting up, Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£
think so far we are 7.5k on parts including buying teh engine and box,,
cheaper to buy a DC5 in the long run
no he used the ek subframe its a tight squeeze wit it but there is enuf room...made puttin the exhaust mani on a pain tho
take a look at this. maybe it will give an indication of what ur outcome could be.
YouTube - EK9 K20 standing start Icetronix
haha icetronix....everyone over here goes to them for k20 conversions...they specialise in them
Mike over on Hondaevolutions is doing it for the second time using the learning he made from the first conversion. Its a good read. Forum.HondaEvolutions.com :: Log in
He has a blog too PROJECT K20 MK2!
Does any1 know where in England a good place to do K20a conversions like Icetronix? Im based in South UK, i heard about TGM, but they never done a K20 swap before.
Can someone please tell me why the K20 swap becomes so dear, what parts are invloved in fitting? I'm not interested in fitting an engine to my EK9 at the moment but in the future i may decide to. I recently priced engines from Jap Performance and for a JDM B18C package was Â£2500 and DC5 K20 package was Â£3250. Does it really cost another roughly Â£5000 for parts and fitting for the K20? Also if you were getting an engine fitted, the old B16B with gbox shafts loom ecu etc would be sold on for roughly Â£2500 or even given to the company who were fitting the K20 to reduce the cost.
New engine mounts, the gearbox needs new shifter cables etc.
New loom etc
well that's nice and concise....
In order to avoid snapping axles every other week, you need to get the Hasport EKK2 engine mount set. This does involve removing the entire front cross member and replacing it with one from an EG6/DC2. You will also need the steering rack.
The cost gets high because you need to get a proper header which starts around $700-1000 usd and will likely end up being $1000-1200usd by the time it reaches Scotland with all the shipping/taxes.
Hondata K-pro is not necessary but is desirable. After all the money spent, I'd think you'd wish for as much power as possible.
K20s have shown good power with the use of an exhaust up to 3.0in in diameter. That is another cost to consider.
With a motor where you're basically taking the word of the salvage yard for an approximation in mileage, some opt to replace things like the clutch/flywheel to start and perform other maintenance related fixes.
You also need a new clutch line, a hybrid harness and custom axles. A new radiator is a good idea too if you intend to hit the track as is a baffled oil pan. When it's all said and done and running well and had the ECU remapped. Count on spending $10k usd at the end of the day.
that was done by a crowd in dudlin called icetronix 8500 euro it cost ya man
he lives out near me about 15 mins away crazy car
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