Q: Can I swap a non vtec engine to a vtec engine?

asked by on January 11, 2018

I have a 2.2 liters 4 cyclinder non vtec engine but it's blown out,I was wondering if i can swap it to a vtec engine with the same 2.2 and 4 cylinder?both made by honda .please and thanks

My car has 185000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The two engines are different and you would not have correct wiring and computer for this different engine. Would recommend finding the correct motor.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

I8 saturn vue over 200,000 miles abs light on and vehicle will not drive fwd or backwards if I touch neg and pos terminals together and let it sit for a few min I can restart and drive only long enough until abs light comes on and it makes a whining noise, I've checked fluid levels and reset computer but still continues

Check engine light P0113 after replacing thermostat housing

Hi There, This code relates to the voltage reading for the intake air temperature sensor. When the voltage is abnormal given the parameters that the ECM relies on (higher than 5 volts for more than 0.5 seconds), this codewill be...

Camshaft vs timing chain failure symptoms 2009 Acura TSX

Hi there - wear or damage from timing chain components can be indicated by irregular metallic noises - rattling or tapping from the front of the engine. Worn timing chain guides, a weak chain tensioner, stretched chain - these all...

Wiring harness burned up from short circuit to disa valve

Wow! Very disturbing issues to experience, especially the electrical smoke with your family in the vehicle. Based on what you've told me about you 2998 BMW 740i, this is not going to be a quick one to diagnose and repair....

Screeching when pressing clutch pedal in first and reverse

Hello! Your description sounds exactly like the symptoms of a bad throw out bearing or clutch. The clutch and throwout bearing usually go bad around the same time. That is why most clutch kits come with a new throw out...

I have an engine code P0336.

Having the engine code for your Pontiac is a great place to start with diagnosing your vehicle! Now the OBD code P0336 is a crankshaft position sensor range/performance code. If you have this code reading, than you are likely experiencing...

Related articles

2012 Jeep Patriot vs. 2012 Honda CR-V: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size SUV is a great vehicle for getting a lot of people from one place to another, with a decent price point and pretty good ongoing fuel economy. While they are never going to get the amazing gas mileage...
Understanding the Honda Maintenance Minder System and Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Honda Maintenance Minder codes indicate when and what service your car needs.
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...