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The Type R K20C Turbo Engine – Tech Inspection Pt 1

Part 1 The Civic Type R K20C Tech Inspection 

By Brian Gillespie

Where’d You Get that Engine

For those of you just tuning in, you’re probably wondering how we got a K20C from a Type R. Well, we bought a Type R and pulled the engine out. Why? So we could take a closer look at it and see what all the fuss is about. Join us as we look over the engine, figure out what makes it tick and discuss the new K20 turbo motor that will be coming in the 2018 Accord. Is it the same or not?

The new Civic is also available with the L15B7 turbo engine. The K20C’s little brother that’s making huge waves with tuners. We do a quick comparison. Are they the same size? Are the electronics the same? What are the differences? For the answer to these and many more question, click on the video below and see what we saw.


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Brian Gillespie
Technical Editor at VTEC Academy
Brian Gillespie fell in love with the Honda brand in 1974 when he owned and raced a CR 125 Honda Elsinore. Many Hondas later he started Hasport Performance with his brother Keith. The last 17 years have been spent developing all sorts of engine mount kits, paving the way for nearly every Honda engine swap that's since taken place.