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Can I put a k20 In my1988 Honda civc Hatchback DX

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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I have a D15b engine in my 1988 Honda Civic Hatchback DX. I want to know If I can fit a K20 in there before I buy one???
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Yes you can.
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yup, not gonna be cheap nor fun tho
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if you have to ask this question then you deffinatly shouldnt attempt it without more research.
not being a dick just saying.
but yes it will go in there.
like redline said its gonna be a pain in the ass and its not worth the price imo
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Just to mount the engine is a decent amount of cutting and welding or bolting depending on the mounts and your approach.
Also, you'll have to figure out what you are going to do with converting mechanical systems into electrical systems such as the speedo system (you have a cable, the K20 has a speed sensor).
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YOU sure can but your gonna be spenden quite lil more then what your probly expecten to pay
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do yall know how bad ass this would be....a k20 in a 88 hatch that would stuiped fast or scary fast...i would like to see in myself. if this guys say it can be done. hell do it
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idk about scary fast. but it would be pretty quick
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You can do what I did. I dropped in a B18. Bore it 20 over, shave the head, and port and polish the head. You wouldn't believe how much that can wake up an engine even though it only goes from a 1.8L to a 1.9L. The compression goes up a few notches though.
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