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Which engine? pro/cons - B18/h22 ('93 del sol)

Old 09-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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Default Which engine? pro/cons - B18/h22 ('93 del sol)

Ok, i'm trying to decide on which engine to go with for an NA swap for my '93 del sol.

b18c 3,400$
189/197hp (i don't know - too many diff. versions)
127lb tq

h22a - 1,800$
152-163lb tq

At this point, i'm not really sure about what i'm going to do, but for NA i was attempting to get around 200hp(or 10:1 weight ratio on my '93 del sol... about 2100lbs? My car went on a diet so it's lighter then the curb weight) So, i've decided to just go w/ an engine, do H/I/E upgrades and possibly piston and whatever else would add decent hp for a decent price.

What are some pros and cons about these engines, and IF i chose either of the engines, what size pipes should i be going for for the exhaust, assuming DC sports is still good for headers, greddy EVO2 i hear is good for exhaust, and AEM v2 for my intake.

Please help me out, i recently sold my car, now i'm trying to just decide on the engine then go for the swap etc.
Old 09-12-2009, 05:29 PM
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H22 for any naturally-aspirated build.

Old 09-12-2009, 07:31 PM
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H22 is your better option
Old 09-12-2009, 08:44 PM
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Thats a cheap price for an H22. B motors are an easier swap to do and parts are everywhere. H motors will get you higher power with less work for an NA build. Are you doing the work yourself? And you could find a GSR motor much cheaper than that.
Old 09-12-2009, 09:15 PM
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H22's aren't much harder than B-series swaps as long as you have the correct mounts and axles. They only require you to run 3 wires (provided you have a vtec engine already). The only PITA things involved with the swap are getting the engine into the bay without touching anything (usually involves seeing where it's touching and persuading it out of the way with a hammer) and running the shifter cable. If you have an auto and are swapping and converting to a 5-speed, you don't even have to do any cutting, as the cable tunnel is already there for you. If not, you just have to do a little metal trimming.
Old 09-13-2009, 09:36 AM
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Ok, h22 it is... plus a lot cheaper, and more room for better parts and better coil over system(mine is EXTREMELY tight)

So, the swap for my h22A includes:

- Motor
- Hydraulic Tranny
- ECU (P13)
- Alternator
- Starter
- Clutch
- Flywheel
- Intake Manifold
- Exhaust Manifold
- Fuel Rail
- Injectors
- Distributor
- Engine Harness
- Comes With All Sensors Needed
- LSD Tranny (Optional +$300)

What else is needed for the swap to be complete?
I have a '93 del sol w/ the d15b7 engine, 5-speed.

I will be doing the work w/ either my father-in-law or my buddy and his dad, depending on who has the time when i get the swap delivered.

Thanks guys
Old 09-13-2009, 11:35 AM
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when looking for Headers, intake and exhaust... which car am i looking for the parts for, with a h22a engine?
Old 10-16-2009, 07:23 AM
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I am also doing an H22A swap in my 93 del sol, what I can tell you from the swap is that it is not too difficult the hardest part is the mechanical modifications.

dont forget the resistor box if using the p13 ecu and dont forget to have the map sensor and take the del sol evap purge solenoid or buy one.

if you have other questions just ask.
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