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    What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI?? I want to swap out the stock motor for a newer motor with higher performance.I dont want to modify anything, I just want to pull the old motor out and drop a new one in? Any suggestions or comments?--Thanks



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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??


    thanks mkymonkey

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    I'll give you a free one since you are new...

    If it is stock, you have an A20A3:
    1988-1989: 120 hp (89 kW) @ 5500 rpm & 122 ftlbf (165 Nm) @ 4000 rpm (12 valve)

    That is the most powerfull USDM engine (and so you don't have to ask, USDM = United States Domestic Market.) that the 3gz came with.

    I believe the most powerfull 3g engine is the JDM B20A found in the 1986-1987 Non-us Prelude, Accords, and Vigors. This had 160hp.

    As for a swap, ALL 1986-89 accords shard the same A20 block. I believe the 86-87 LXi's had a 9.1:1 Compression Ratio, and the 88-89 LXi's had 9.3:1 CR.

    So if you want another engine, save your old one to savage parts from and just swap long-blocks with any 86-89 accord.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    Maybe I should read your post better XD

    There is no direct swap avaliable for our Honda's... If you are good at fabrication and automotive, you can put anything you want in there.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    yeah also this engine has almost no aftermarket...best you can do is like headers, intake and exhaust.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    You neglected camshaft, camgear, and intake manifold.

    As the OP is looking into, a swap is the only reasonable way to make more power.

    Buy a JDM B20 and have it rebuilt. Call it a day.
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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    will a v6 fit in my 88 accord lx. and what do i need to do about efi, are there kits i can get to change over to efi for the v6. where would they be at.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    Quote Originally Posted by so8k3 View Post
    will a v6 fit in my 88 accord lx. and what do i need to do about efi, are there kits i can get to change over to efi for the v6. where would they be at.
    no direct dropins, sorry your stuck with the a20.


    OH.. AND I could make it fit, but it will cost you, ALOT. i'm sure people could back it up when i say that considering the project i'm into now .
    Last edited by Vector; 10-02-2008 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    A20a3

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    Next, head work, new exhaust(2 1/4 inch) and cam.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    how much vector? throw a # out there 5k?8k?10k?

    "Weight is relative to power like time is relative to speed"

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon1024 View Post
    how much vector? throw a # out there 5k?8k?10k?
    i'm going to place it between 6-8k haha... only thing i wonder is wether the axles will work or not.

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    ooo
    and whath engine is in mi dx 86 carb. a20a???

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    Re: What engine is stock in a 88 accord LXI??

    Quote Originally Posted by micky View Post
    ooo
    and whath engine is in mi dx 86 carb. a20a???
    Go outside and look at the stamp on the block to the left of the exhaust manifold

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