I have a 4 cylinder automatic 2000 Honda Accord, I'm thinking about doing a J32A2 engine swap. I know how to do some simple stuff like bolt-ons and suspension and brakes. But I think this job I had to pay someone professional to do it. For the people who have done it, how much did it cost in hardware (engine, transmission, ECU, engine mounts, and all other necessary hardware) and labor? I'm thinking maybe $5-6k for this, is this realistic or am I underestimating the cost? Thanks.
Both throttle bodies are 64mmJ35A4...i know the piston change is required when changing geads, but would just putting type-s cams in the j35 heads require the piston change? And also i have searched and searched but whats the J35A4 stock throttle body sixe vs the TL-s from 2002? I believe the TL-S TB is 66mm
Good day again. I have to make a change in the last message I posted... I too have a 2002 honda accord V6 and also would like to do a engine swap... am looking at using a J35A4 block and J32A2 heads... my question since am a DIY guy will I have to change my engine wire harness to match any new sensor connections on the J32A2 heads? If I don't have to change the harness will I have to change my ecu then. Or is it that I can use my same 3.0L harness and ecu to run my new engine and block combo...?
.....so I terms of swapping just heads and intake only you guys are saying that I would need to purchase the wire harness for the tl-s and ecu since am using the TL-S heads...
Thanks wheel man... but give me a DIY kinna guy the best head swap on my J30A1 block... am going to buy a turbo kit on ebay and hopefully use no more than 12-15psi... should I go with the high reving J32A2 heads or the torque monster J35A3/4 heads... I live in the bahamas so our roads are short... we have a dragstrip that was recently but a usa dragstrip designer but for my daily driving we barely have 800ft corners and our main roads could be 2 miles at best of 2 lane traffic... I love the fact of high reving tire screaming drives but having that torque is a plus. Am not build a dragster but I want to get the grocery store faster to get back to watch the basketball games... any thoughts. I already have the tranny shift kit and LSD kit for my 4 speed... I already order a new set of J30A1 pistons but am searching for forged rods can you point me in the right direction.