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The TSX has a k24a2, not an a8. Those engines are typically not cheap. You can try looking for a jdm one, just make sure it has 3 lobe cams. Don’t put an a3 in there, that is not doing him any favor.
 

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I've verified its a tsx so I'm assuming it must be the a2, I will know year and exact engine (in case it has already been swapped) as soon as my guy gets off his a** and looks,lol. This whole deal is not a Performance stand point at all, they just need a A to B vehicle and I have a totalled base model for parts. Plus then I'll hopefully have a buildable a2 for my good base model.
 

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This is a customer at an actual business correct? If you want him to be happy with a running vehicle, do not use an a3. If you want him to come back complaining about his vehicle not running properly, use an a3.
 

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I had a few things incorrect. 2010 tsx with k24z3. So basically, it could work but there's potential for running problems? Not just a lack of performance? Yes it's a customer of mine at my shop, the type of customer that opts for wire nuts instead of solder/heat shrink. Lol. Anyway I for sure don't need a headache, was just curious if it would function off the existing electronics and save them a couple thousand. Thanks for all the input
 

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I had a few things incorrect. 2010 tsx with k24z3. So basically, it could work but there's potential for running problems? Not just a lack of performance? Yes it's a customer of mine at my shop, the type of customer that opts for wire nuts instead of solder/heat shrink. Lol. Anyway I for sure don't need a headache, was just curious if it would function off the existing electronics and save them a couple thousand. Thanks for all the input
After 2008 tsx, it’s all different. They’re better off selling it, rebuilding it, or getting a junkyard engine for it. Don’t get yourself in that mess.
 
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