I am in the process configuring a 96 Accord swap with a H22a4. I have a question on if the entire engine should get new gaskets - possibly rings if worth it? The engine has 70-80,0000 miles on it. As it has sat for about six years, stored inside(has gotten very cold however) but is still in great condition. Would the gaskets and rings be worth it or no? What I currently have new going onto engine is: ECU (P72)Thermostat, timing belt, water pump + valve cover kitThrottle body gaskets + spacerEngine mounts (innovative) - I have brand new Hasport 96-00 h22 Civic mounts if neededDC Intake, ExhaustExedy Clutch & Fidanza Flywheel Radiator + Hoses.Thinking on alternator and starter.If there's anything else important and if the gaskets are good to be replaced, let me know. Appreciate it, thank you, cheers.
i don't know how many honda swap experts are floating around the car craft forums. i hope there are a bunch to help you.there is an entire tuner group of magazines here including honda tuning magazine and several others like modified.here are several articles on the H22A4...http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/sch/02/h22a4/articles/?searchSource=Groupas for the gaskets...its always a good thing to replace any gasket thats leaking.. cam and crank seals..when i do honda rear main seals.. i only use FACTORY HONDA rear main seals.. they are stronger where they need to be... far superior to the generic rear main seals in parts stores.. even the name brand versions.. i seem to recall that the civic mounts are different than the accord set.. but i could be wrong.
i take it that this is what you are aiming for.