Honda/Acura Engine Swap Matrix

Honda/Acura Engine Swap Matrix

88-91 Honda Civic/90-91 Acura Integra Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine Parts required from source engine
88-91 Honda Civic
88-91 Honda CRX
ZC
D16A8 (ZC)
D16A9 (ZC)
Direct bolt-in swap, only the engine is required.
B16A 88-91
B18A 90-91
Requires engine, trans, ecu, half shaft, Axles, shift linkage and Motor Mount Kit.
B16A 92-95
B18C 93-95
B18B 93-95
Requires engine, B series cable trans, ecu, OBD0 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness, half shaft, axles, shift linkage and Motor Mount Kit.
B18C-R 96-01
B16B-R 96-01
Requires engine, B series cable trans, ecu, OBD0 to OBD2 wiring jumper harness, half shaft, axles, shift linkage and Motor Mount Kit..
90-91 Acura Integra B18C 93-95
B16A 92-95
Requires engine, ecu and OBD0 to OBD1 wiring jumper.
B18C-R 96-01
B16B-R 96-01
Requires engine, ECU and OBD0 to OBD2 wiring jumper harness.
B16A 88-91 Requires engine and ECU only.

92-95 Honda Civic/92+ Acura Integra Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine Parts required from source engine
92-95 Honda Civic
92-95 Honda Del Sol
92-95 Acura Integra
B18C 93-95
B16A 92-95
B18B 93-95
Requires engine, trans, ecu, axles, half shaft and shift linkage.
B16A 88-91 Not recommended, easier and cheaper to put B16A 92-95.
B18C-R 96-01
B16B-R 96-01
Requires engine, trans, ecu, OBD2 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness, axles, half shaft and shift linkage.
H22A 92-96 Requires engine, trans, ECU, shift linkage, 94+ Integra axles, Motor Mount kit and 94+ Integra GS-R wiring harness.
96-97 Honda Del Sol
96-01 Acura Integra
B16B 96-01
B18C 96-01
Requires engine, trans, ECU, axles, half shaft and shift linkage.
H22A 92-96 Requires engine, trans, ECU, OBD2 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness, shift linkage, 94+ Integra axles, Motor Mount kit and 94+ Integra GS-R wiring harness.

5G Wiring Information

B16A2 in EG Honda Civic

There are 6 lines to check on

Engine Side ECU Side
Desciption Wire Color Pin/Connection
VTEC Solenoid Yellow/Green A4
VTEC Oil Pressure Sensor Blue (passenger side harness) D6
VTEC Ground Black chassis ground
Knock Sensor Red/Blue D3
Evap Purge Power Yellow/Black 12V power (hot in ON or START)
Evap Purge Solenoid Red A20

 

B18C1 in EG Honda Civic

Check on the following 7 lines to see if everything is there and if they are hooked up right.

Engine Side ECU Side
Desciption Wire Color Pin/Connection
VTEC Solenoid Yellow/Green A4
VTEC Oil Pressure Sensor Blue (passenger side harness) D6
VTEC Ground Black chassis ground
Knock Sensor Red/Blue D3
Evap Purge Power Yellow/Black 12V power (hot in ON or START)
Evap Purge Solenoid Red A20
Secondary Intake Solenoid Pink/Blue A17

ECU Pinouts

EG series Honda Civic (5G, 92-95)  and  DC series Acura Integra (3G, 94+)

96-00 Honda Civic Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine  Parts required from source engine
96-97 Honda Civic B18C 93-95
B16A 92-95
B18B 93-95
Requires engine, trans, ECU, OBD2 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness, axles, half shaft, shift linkage and 99-00 Civic SI rear engine mount.
B16A 88-91 Not recommended, cheaper and easier to put 92-95 or 96-00 B16A engine.
B18C-R 96-97
B16B-R 96-01
Requires engine, trans, ECU, axles, half shaft, shift linkage and 99-00 Civic SI rear engine mount.
98-00 Honda Civic Si B16A 92-95
B18C 93-95
B18B 93-95
Requires engine, trans, ECU, OBD2 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness, axles, half shaft, shift linkage and 99-00 Civic SI rear engine mount.
B18C-R 98-01
B16B-R 96-01
B18B 98-01
Requires engine, trans, ECU, axles, half shaft, shift linkage and 99-00 Civic SI rear engine mount.

01+ Honda Civic/01+ Acura RSX Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine Parts required from source engine
2002 Honda Civic SI K20A2/K20A3
K20A-R (JDM)
Requires engine and ECU.
2001 Honda Civic DX/LX/EX K20A2/K20A3
K20A-R (JDM)
Requires engine, trans, ECU, axles, engine mounts and shift linkage.

92-96 Honda Prelude/90-97 Honda Accord Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine Parts required from source engine
92-96 Honda Prelude
90-97 Honda Accord
H22A 92-96 Requires engine and ECU.
F20B VTEC 97-01
H22A-S 97-01
H22A 97-01
Requires engine, ECU and OBD1 to OBD2 wiring jumper harness.

97-01 Prelude/98-01 Accord Engine Swap Matrix

Target Car Source Engine Parts required from source engine
97-01
Honda Prelude
98-01 Honda
Accord(4cyl.)
H22A 92-96* Requires engine, ECU and OBD2 to OBD1 wiring jumper harness.
F20B 97-01
H22A-S 97-01
H22A 97-01
Requires engine and ECU.

*Will not work with ATTS models

Posted by Hans Desjarlais

After accidentally locking himself in a scrapped '85 Renault for several hours at the age of 5 years old, Hans developed a love/hate relationship with cars which eventually became an obsession. Right out of high school Hans started his first business importing and selling Japanese engines. After selling the business in 2008, he launched Import Insider to obsessively cover the auto industry and offer advice and tips to import car enthusiasts.

3 comments

  1. I have a question about if your vehicle is VTEC already let’s say (92-95)H22a engine swapped into a 95 Honda accord ex , is it just plug p13 ecu to wire harness?

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