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I finally finished my manual swap :giggity:
Since there is still a lot of questions flying around concerning this project, especially the issues involved, as well as what is needed to avoid issues later on....
Here is a list & procedure of all the parts I used to make it into a complete Manual car (mechanical and electrical)
THIS WILL ONLY APPLY TO THE AUTOMATIC 02-04 GENERATIONS, I HAVE NO IDEA CONCERNING THE AUTOMATIC 05-06 GENERATIONS

Blue text will represent the parts I decided to upgrade with aftermarket products, you can use the OEM ones for those.

INTERIOR

5-speed Dash Harness (32117-S6M-A00)
5-speed ECU (37820-PND-A01 thru A09)
02-04 Type-S Cluster
Revo Short Shift Kit (5-Speed)
K-Tuned Billet Shifter Arm
JDM FD2 Civic Type R 6 Speed Shift Knob
JDM center console + Ebrake you will need the USDM shift boot piece ONLY if you decide to stay OEM
Type-s Brake Pedal (sensor can be reused off the auto)
Type-s Clutch Pedal (with sensors) make sure to get the two nuts (94050-08080)

You will have to match the new ECU to your keys and Immobilizer, which means you will have to take it to the dealership.
I was thinking on getting K-pro, but didn't want to spend an extra grand at that moment.....
Since I didn't want to get my car towed to the dealership ( and hope for the best)... I managed to get a good deal
on the K-tuned Immobilizer/Multiplexor By-pass, which works.

ENGINE BAY

5-speed Engine Harness (32110-PND-A00)

Clutch system

Clutch Master Cylinder: 01-05 Civic (46920-S5A-G06) + 46941-S5A-003 (PIN SPRING), 46942-S5A-003 (PIN SNAP)
Clutch Reservoir (46965-S5A-013) + 46971-S6M-A03 TUBE, 46966-S6M-A02 BRACKET, 93403-06012-08 BOLT-WASHER (6X12)
S/S clutch line But... if you decide to go OEM, here is the parts list for the clutch lines

http://www.acuraautomotiveparts.org/acura/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&catcgry1=RSX&catcgry2=2002&catcgry3=3DR+BASE+(LEATHER)&catcgry4=KA5MT&catcgry5=CLUTCH+MASTER+CYLINDER&ListAll=All&vinsrch=no&systemcomp=List All&vinnoT=&trim=&trans=&view=normal

Clutch Slave Assembly + attachment bolts (90106-S7A-E00)
Competition Clutch Stage 1.5 Clutch & Ultra Lightweight Flywheel Combo
Pilot Bushing (included in the CC stage 1.5 clutch & flywheel kit)
Release Bearing (included in the CC stage 1.5 clutch & flywheel kit)
Flywheel bolts (90011-PNA-B00) 8 of them
Pressure Plate bolts (90034-689-000) 6 of them

Engine/Transmission mounts

Type-S front Mount (get an extra bolt 90168-S5A-0000)
type-S Manual rear mount BRACKET (50827-S7C-000) with the bolts!! 90166-S7C-000 BOLT, FLANGE (2 of them) & 90165-S7C-000 BOLT, FLANGE ( only 1)
type-S driver's side mount
if you decide to keep your Auto Driver's side mount, you will have to get a custom bracket made to be able to mount it onto the transmission.
In my case, I managed to get ahold of the Manual's driver's side mounting brackets.... IF!!!!! you do this, make sure to get them installed on the frame before you put the transmission back into the engine bay!!!!!

UPDATE!!

Now there is a bracket available for the manual swap :thumbsup:
http://www.kseriesparts.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CR&Product_Code=HAS-DC5A2M
You lucky bastards :mad:

Transmission

02-04 6-speed Transmission (make sure it has all the sensors, as well as the brackets. It will save you money and time)
MTEC racing Springs (make sure to lubricate the required parts on the shifter arm mechanism very well, otherwise, going into reverse will be impossible)
Shifter cables (Here is a list showing the items you will need in case you didn't get them with your purchase) #3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17

http://www.acuraautomotiveparts.org/acura/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&catcgry1=RSX&catcgry2=2002&catcgry3=3DR+BASE+(LEATHER)&catcgry4=KA5MT&catcgry5=SHIFT+LEVER&ListAll=All&vinsrch=no&systemcomp=List All&vinnoT=&trim=&trans=&view=normal

Type-s Half Shaft (44500-SCV-A00)
Type-S half Shaft Cover (44517-SMT-G00)

Fluids

Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3
Honda HG Manual transmission fluid
Long Life Antifreeze/ Coolant type 2
 

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PROCEDURE (sort of)

Interior Dashboard Removal

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=641971

You have to make sure to insert the ENGINE HARNESS PLUGS (ECU) to the interior before putting the dashboard back together...

Clutch Pedal install (you will know what needs to be done)

Auto Transmission Removal (helms 14-273)
or http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=718585 for better reference concerning the steps

Auto intake manifold removal (only black shitty plastic piece) Helms 9-2
(you will need to do this ^^ to connect the last Engine Harness Plug) it is not hard, I though it would be, but it isn't....
it also gave me plenty of space when bolting the front mount to the sub-frame

Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleeding procedure (Helms 12-10)

If you go the K-tuned Immobilzer/Multiplexor route, DO NOT CONNECT THE BLUE WIRE!!!!!!

If you have all these parts from the start, I can assure you it will only take you less than 3 days, if you are experienced, and have someone else helping you out
1 week if you are experienced and doing it by yourself.

It took me two months to finish this project (september to October), two weeks spent on installation, 4 weeks waiting for parts to arrive, and 2 weeks figuring out how I was going to get the manual brackets attached to the car's frame ( at the end I did it the guetto way, which works)

My budget limit was $3000.00 , I spent $3,100 on this project
I somehow obtained the main components for the swap under $2,400
I am pretty confident I would've spent less if I didn't rush it
the rest was spent on tools I didn't use, parts that weren't needed, and upgrades :face:

I hope this will help those individuals who decide to do this, trust me, you won't regret it!! :giggity:

Here are some pics I took during swap





















 

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why didn't you just sell the auto and buy a type s for a few thousand more?

props for the hard work tho
It is hard to find a pretty decent type-s around $7,000 in my area, plus I didn't want to go through the hassle of getting it registered, insurance, etc
The swap itself didn't cost me more than $2,400 on parts, it went over 3,000 'cause i went crazy with the upgrades :laughing:
I couldn't sell the auto because the transmission was busted, as well :)
 

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nice work man. i wanna do this but i dont have the balls to, scared somethings gonna go wrong. :( plus i was looking into boosting a base auto! lol
 

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nice work man. i wanna do this but i dont have the balls to, scared somethings gonna go wrong. :( plus i was looking into boosting a base auto! lol
Trust me, If you do your homework (AKA research), everything will go as planned :thumbsup:
that is one of the reason why I created this thread to show people what is needed (in a more detailed way) to pull this swap off.
As far as unistalling the dash, tranny, etc goes, it was my first time doing it :noes: and it was fun :giggity:
The only thing I wouldn't wanna do again (at least for a while) is installing the freaking subframe back in :firemad: that made me sweat like a pig.
 

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why are you using the 02-04 type s cluster in th base?? dont those have different redlines? also did you wire anything different to make the 02-04 cluster work on base wire harness, because i have a 06 base and brought a 06 type s cluster and it doesnt work
 

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why are you using the 02-04 type s cluster in th base?? dont those have different redlines? also did you wire anything different to make the 02-04 cluster work on base wire harness, because i have a 06 base and brought a 06 type s cluster and it doesnt work
Future Engine Swap! :shady:

Nope, I didn't wire anything, it was plug & play :thumbsup:
the 05-06 generations have Speed Signal issues, I believe you will need a speed converter
 

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Future Engine Swap! :shady:

Nope, I didn't wire anything, it was plug & play :thumbsup:
the 05-06 generations have Speed Signal issues, I believe you will need a speed converter
ooooo nice :thumbsup:

but im running 06 type s trans, thats why its weird why it doesnt work :dontknow: ill keep searching, great DIY though :giggity:
 

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bookmarked for future use :shady: love how this turned out!
 

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ooooo nice :thumbsup:

but im running 06 type s trans, thats why its weird why it doesnt work :dontknow: ill keep searching, great DIY though :giggity:
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Nice job! :bow: I love swapping things into things they didn't come in! Hahaha
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bookmarked for future use :shady: love how this turned out!
Thanks Man :thumbsup: , I am still trying to get used to the 8lb flywheel, though. I keep stalling when I am on uphill streets :firemad:
gonna adjust the clutch pedal today to see if it makes it better to engage.

Sold Base and got TypeS Crew checking in......


Props to you though. This is what I orginally was going to do, but said fuck it.
At least you have true :vtec: , I am still rocking the K20a3 :thumbsdow , but the 6-speed does make it come to life :love:
 

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quick question the dash harness why is it from a 5 speed shouldn't it be from a 6 speed? oh is it the the same why im asking because im looking for one!
 
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