you can have jdm motors too as long as they make a cousin motor here. ie, JDM H22A and USDM H22A4....but you can't swap in say a skyline motor into a silvia because there's no RB motors here in the US.TSM_Pikachu said:-To successfullly pass State ref inspection the motor MUST be USDM and of the same vehicle class as well. (Accord/prelude - Teg/Teg - Civic/Civic)
no need for the vacuum diagram sticker. the ref has a book to follow-To sucessfully pass the vacuum lines diagram on the hood must match the vacuum lines hookup on the motor. To do this on swapped motors, get the sticker from Honda and affix it under the hood
you can have an older motor, just the have to keep same obd system or better.-To get the motor to pass successfully you must be the SAME YEAR OR NEWER OBD(x) system
right down to the egr and ALL vacuum lines-EVERYTHING under the hood for emissions must be hooked up, right down to the knock sensor.
i swapped my lude tb w/ my accord tb and they are very similar. just hook the TP and MAP sensors and the coolant lines and explain to the ref why it looks a little different if he asks.1. I will be staying with the Accord intake manifold and throttle body in order to keep my cruise control and not have to fab any bracket.
Will this pass or will this be more than likely to fail me?
not really a question pertaining to the topic of smog, but i'll answer anyways. oem mounts are okay, but they'll have to be slightly modified....and any modification to oem parts can compromise it's ability to perform its function. and if you're going brand new OEM mounts, there's really no point in modifying them, might as well get brand new urethane as the urethane is definately the best way to go. the cheapest though is to use the mounts that come w/ the motor from the yard....oh and every brand name aftermarket LSD is WAAAYYYY better than the OEM.TSM_Pikachu said:Question(s):
-Do you feel that I can use OEM mounts (New) or should I upgrade them now to polyurethane?
-What is your feeling on the m2b4 Tranny. Get it and upgrade it from there or stick with a regular h22 tranny and then go out and get a aftermarket LSD installed in there.
the timing belt cover should be in place. if it's not there i think you might fail visual. and if it is in place, they won't see the manual tensioner. i don't think they'll get down that crazy especially since it's not really part of the emissions system.-Should I do the auto to manual tensioner conversion now to avoid that bish in the future or will that cause me to fail visual?
the order is like this: pass visual, pass sniffer, get certificates and stickers, affix sticker, be legal.4. Once the motor passes the visual and smog test, the motor will be legal in the state of california. Correct or no? If I am missing something, please help me out
if you can produce receipts from the place you bought it from, then you shouldn't have a big issue here if using a jdm motor w/ no VIN number. it might actually be better to pay the junkyard w/ some sort of debit/credit card so the ref can see the purchase was legit.The state ref will also check the motor to ensure it was not stolen (Check my logic here) Once that is done and the above is satisfied, the swap will be deemed legal and I get the pretty sticker. (Confirm?)
NAKEDCIVIC said:if you do an engine swap like a 96 h22 in a 95 civic hb and ugo to smog it do they look at the engine #
in cali as long as the engine(non truck or SUV motor) is the same year or above as the chassis and meets all emissions requirements den it could be legal.liljoker said:i have a book that tells me what is legal swap into almost any honda. here is what i can remember off the top of my head:
Civic- Any D to B series is legal
Integra- Any D to B series is legal
Prelude- Any H or F series is legal(not sure for the S2000 motor, if you decide to do this)
CRX- Any D to B series is legal
Accord- Any H to F series legal(not sure for the S2000 motor, if you decide to do this)
RSX- Any K series motor or if the RSX comes out with a new motor in it in the future
(I dont have too much info on the K-series swaps, if anyone knows please add too this list)
JUST REMEMBER THAT THE ENTIRE SWAP MUST BE THE SAME OR NEWER YEAR TO THE CAR THAT IS RECEIVING THE SWAP. If I had missed anything i will post it up or you guys can ask me or add to my info.