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Test Fitting the K20C Type R Engine – 2001-2015 Civics

Test Fitting the K20C in the Civics that came with a K-series

By Brian Gillespie

If the Car came equipped with a K-series does it fit any better?

After trying our K20C from the Type R into the usual cars, EG, EK and DC2 we rounded up another batch of cars This time we got a 7th, 8th and 9th generation Civics. These cars all came with at lease one model equipped with a K-series engine and had a larger and taller engine bay than the cars in the first video. So how does the K20C fit in these cars?

What About the Accord K20C?

As we’ve said before, the real game changer will be the turbo K20C in the 2108 Accord. This will be the most common version of this engine and probably the overwhelming choice for engine swappers. Honda will probably sell many times more of these than the Type R. And it will be available with manual 6-speed transmission. We got ahold of the oil pan from this car and its going to help with some of the swaps too.

Will there be Other Chassis?

There will be another video coming where we try the engine into the CRZ which has the same size engine bay as the second gen Fit and second gen Insight. We also tried it in a DA, EF and first gen Insight. There will be another engine too. This series was so much fun we have decided to do the same with the L15B7 turbo engine.


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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.