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Old 03-27-2017, 02:19 PM
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Texas Gulf Coast 2005 RSX Blown motor

Actually my RSX is pretty much OK other than the engine. What are people putting in them these days? Any recommendations on rebuilts?
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:32 PM
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:47 PM
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Thanks, Ron!

My RSX engine has a hole about the size of a half dollar in the engine block. My son was driving it and not thinking, drove into some high water... which does not compress... and easily enters a low mounted cold air intake.

Soooo, the head, valves, case, and piston rods are likely toast. I was not tough on him. He has great mechanical aptitude and is a gunsmith and precision machinist. I am sure it happens frequently enough. It WAS an extraordinary flood event in these parts!

Since the body, undercarriage, and interior are fine, I could put on a short, but more likely, a long block. Any recommendations? Vendors, rebuilt, upgrade, etc.?
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There are several JDM Honda engine vendors with K series engines for sale. A common RSX swap is a K24 from a CR-V, TSX, or JDM Accord. These are fairly straight-forward swaps, but not as simple as a matching K20. The ECU will need to be tuned for the larger engine and this will require a programmable ECU solution like Hondata's K-Pro. If it is a Type-S, a used replacement engine will be fairly expensive. A used replacement engine for a base RSX will be much less expensive, between $500 and $1000. Search for Honda JDM engines in your area.

Good luck with your project.
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:42 AM
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Things have changed

I will end up selling to somebody who wants to do such a project. Out of a job for a while and I need the cash!

Thanks for the help regardless!

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There are several JDM Honda engine vendors with K series engines for sale. A common RSX swap is a K24 from a CR-V, TSX, or JDM Accord. These are fairly straight-forward swaps, but not as simple as a matching K20. The ECU will need to be tuned for the larger engine and this will require a programmable ECU solution like Hondata's K-Pro. If it is a Type-S, a used replacement engine will be fairly expensive. A used replacement engine for a base RSX will be much less expensive, between $500 and $1000. Search for Honda JDM engines in your area.

Good luck with your project.
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I will probably have to move soon to be closer to a job, Lord willin'. I am hoping for an enthusiast who loves the cars and would upgrade a motor with a base RSX anyway. Are there soe forums or ways to reach those people?

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There are several JDM Honda engine vendors with K series engines for sale. A common RSX swap is a K24 from a CR-V, TSX, or JDM Accord. These are fairly straight-forward swaps, but not as simple as a matching K20. The ECU will need to be tuned for the larger engine and this will require a programmable ECU solution like Hondata's K-Pro. If it is a Type-S, a used replacement engine will be fairly expensive. A used replacement engine for a base RSX will be much less expensive, between $500 and $1000. Search for Honda JDM engines in your area.

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team-integra.net or clubrsx.com are the main ones I know of.
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The lost title/not-transferred title is a royal PITA but I'm getting it done. I expect many here know the drill but I did not. I've seen people act like it is a piece o' cake on boats and trailers. Apparently it is pretty dang omon for peopl eto lose or screw up titles. If I ever have to do it again it will be MUCH easier... unless they pass more complicated laws on it.

I have/had a $1500 offer not sure where that will end up. I am $182 short of getting a title in my name, all he DMV letter writing and bonding is done. They say I will have my title in hand in 5 to 7 business days but I am in a bigger hurry than that Being without a ob sucks, folks.
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I could not find the sales post section but I had a deal fall through on this one. Am in a mild depressed state as a result and am dropping my price to $1800 OBO which is finally in the realm of reality here. I had it priced high in CL because of the wide demographic. Here, people would value a great interior for an '05, especially they can do the hood dent and want to upgrade the motor..

Any help on posting for sale would be appreciated. As I recall there was a waiting period and maybe a post count restriction here.

Are FS posts supposed to go in regional forums or is there a different place?
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They should go here: https://acurazine.com/forums/marketplace/cars/search/


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