Honda Civic Type-R Turbo EP3, Installation & Mapping

A Honda Civic, that turned up at the workshop last year. The guys over at AutoEvolutions, had done a conversion on an EP3, but didn't want to touch the wiring or the mapping.

After a good consultation with the customer, about his needs and requirements we decided to go with Hondata. There are many options available to us obviously, but the Hondata has always been the best, and most cost effective choice for us at PVE. Especially when it comes to the K20A2. We initially started the job, by moving the battery into the boot for the customer, this allowed for us to sort a better air filter an induction pipe. We got our friends at JEK Fabrications to hook us up with the induction pipe, after a few little drawings!

We then moved on to a few small wiring jobs, that will allow us to run 'boost-by-gear'. Essentially the main wiring harness can remain pretty much as it it, it just needs a few mods to make the turbocharged application work better. The standard ignition system is well up to the job for instance. No point in spending money where it's not required. A re-specification of spark plugs was in order though.

Once all the wiring was done, and the new air filter fitted, it was time to take it out on the road and get some live mapping done. We completed the job last year, after a few hours mapping in each cam position. A recent dyno trip proved 320bhp at 8psi. There is more to come, which we are planning on getting organised soon, watch this space!


Current Specification:

Boost by gear map mapped by local company to me PVE
Recent full respray in Milano red
Precision turbo SC6262
Japspeed Front mount intercooler 300x600x70mm
Performance yellow top battery in boot
Custom turbo manifold Custom
3" exhaust system with HKS style 4" out rolled tail pipe
Competition stage 4 clutch & flywheel Quaife LSD
D2 camber adjusters
Teigwa rear strut
Teigwa alloy racing radiator
Teigwa radiator hoses
Mishimoto racing thermostat
Mishimoto fan switch Custom air filter piping
Pipercross air filter
Tial wastegate
Tial blowoff valve
Hondata 4 bar map sensor
D2 earthing kit
Japspeed oil cooler kit with custom 8" slimline fan
Siemens deltak 660cc injectors
Cpl fuel rail Walbro intank fuel pump
Cpl fuel pressure regulator
Hondata kpro
Subaru pod Custom
Launch Control button
Innovate AFR guage
Innovate oil pressure and temp gauge
Innovate water temp and battery voltage gauge
Facelift H1 headlights 8000k 55w HID kit Energy engine inserts
Poly flex gearbox mount
Mugen rep front splitter
Mugen rep rear spoiler
Dc5 brembo 4pot calipers with s2000 discs & red stuff pads
Enkei RPF1's 17x9 et19 front et22 rear 215/40/17 tyres
Alpine CD player
Tegiwa carbon fibre Bonnet Lockable aero catches
Fiberworx rad duct
Fiberworx front vented wings Full respray in Milano red with rolled and flared rear arches
Facelift mirrors
Nardi deep corn leather 330mm steering wheel 6two1 alloy new chrome nuts
Premier edition recaro seats

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