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Old 24 May 2013, 02:46 pm
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Default I have a acura 2003 rsx type s and base model for an engine swap?

I have two RSX's with one being a type s and the other a base model RSX. The type-S has no engine and I want to install the base model engine. My question is, can I install the engine into the type-S chassis without any problems? Or do I need to swap all the computers and electronics to get a car with no check engine lights?
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Old 24 May 2013, 03:04 pm
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the type S has/had a 200 hp engine...

the RSX has/had a 160 hp engine...

question IS, will YOU get the most out of the car with a smaller engine to the more torque(y) tranny...ah, if I were you, I'd not do it...I'd get the correct engine for the correct tranny and NOT have all the problems you will encounter. Do it right the first time and have no measure TWICE, cut once principle.
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Old 24 May 2013, 03:19 pm
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Swapping engines is very, very expensive.

So I don't recommend this.

Get what you can for the car witih no engine, and then focus on the other one. Who knows, turbo?
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