Can you put a 2000 or 2001 Honda Prelude engine in a 1999 model?
2 of my cylinders are screwed and I'm hoping to just do an engine swap. I'm looking for places to find an engine as I've tried most of the places I can think of. I did find a potential engine, but it's from a 2000....I just want to be sure that the computer and other components will jive with my 1999 model
I am looking in Vancouver Canada for an engine
- sleepstr88Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
From 98-01 the Prelude is exactly the same. Some differ in power plants and trim. But the onboard diagnostics is exactly the same. You will be better off rebuilding the motor you have currently but if you have the money to throw around go for it.
Check sites like
www.honda-tech.com (the marketplace specifically)
www.craigslist.com (in your area of course)
You will find a lot of useful information on how to do the swap on honda tech. Another good site is www.hondaswap.com as well as www.preludeonline.com
- Anonymous4 years ago
Well this is actually very possible. I am a mechanic by trade and it is a very common problem i see on newer cars. If the gas cap is not on all the way ( usually turn it 3 times) there will be a vacuum loss in the tank and the computer picks it up. The computer controls the check engine light. I dont think that she should have been charged for tightening the gas cap but....there are people out there and would do anything for a buck. Hope this helps. Tony
- 1 decade ago
Chicago is your best bet.
I'm a member of CPC, chicagolandpreludeclub :)
We always recommend the following two engine suppliers when dealing with swaps.
ERIC JAPAN ENGINE INCORPORATED
3900 N ELSTON AVE
( located in chicago, so shipping shouldnt be a lot)
Also Hmotorsonline.com which is where we deal for out of state/country engines...
- 1 decade ago
every thing will bolt right up but just to be safe i whould go ahead and get a used ecu from the salvage yard it shoulnot be over 75 dollars
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