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K-Series Coolant Port Adapter (K20Z3 / K24)

This product may not be legal for highway use. Hybrid Racing is not responsible for any direct or indirect, actual or incidental expense attributed to the use of any performance parts sold by Hybrid Racing LLC. Purchasers agree to all of the terms of this agreement upon the purchase of parts. Features: Lifetime Hybrid Racing tech support at support.hybrid-racing.com Easy Bleed system designed to let air out of the coolant system -16AN threaded housing which allows for direct use of AN radiator hoses IACV & Heater line delete option 3D CNC machined billet aluminum & hard anodize finish Included: (x1) Coolant housing (x1) Laser cut gasket (x4) Housing mounting bolts (x1) -16AN threaded hose neck (x1) -6ORB Plug (x1) -8ORB Plug (x1) -8ORB Heater hose adapter (if optioned) (x1) -6ORB Nipple (if optioned) (x1) Heater hose pipe bracket (if optioned) (x2) Heater hose pipe bracket bolts (if optioned) (x1) Rubber hose for IACV function (if optioned)

Important!! Please read the entire install guide twice before starting your installation. No, really its a good idea to read it twice before you begin so everything goes smooth ;)

Hybrid Racing coolant port adapter base kit

Hybrid Racing coolant port adapter base with optional heater hose and IACV1kit.

Install Guide

STEP 1: Remove the radiator cap and open the lower drain port on your radiator to drain the cooling system. We suggest doing this when the coolant is cool.

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STEP 2: Remove air intake system. (The car pictured uses the Hybrid Racing cold air intake kit. The removal of the OEM airbox is slightly different.

STEP 3: Remove the engine wiring from the bracket. Pull the tabs outward to slide the plastic cover away from the engine.

STEP 4: With a 10mm socket, remove the bolt that holds the wire harness stay in place.

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STEP 4a: Remove the wire harness stay bracket.

STEP 5: With a 12mm socket, remove the OEM air intake support bracket bolts.

STEP 5a: Remove the OEM air intake support bracket.

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STEP 6: Remove the coolant hose that connects to the IACV. (If you choose to use the IACV with the HR coolant port, you will should remove both sides of the hose now.)

STEP 6a:

Remove the upper radiator hose.

STEP 7: On the rear of the OEM coolant housing, remove the heater hose.

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STEP 8: With a 12mm socket, remove the nut that holds the heater hose pipe in place.

STEP 9: Locate and bend the heater hose pipe up and away from the OEM coolant housing.

This is necessary for removal, otherwise the coolant housing will not have enough room to slide off the studs.

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STEP 10: With a 12mm socket, remove the two upper nuts, and two lower bolts. The coolant housing should now be free. You may have to wiggle it loose as it can get stuck to the gasket.

STEP 11: Slide the coolant housing away from the engine and remove. (You may have to pull the heater hose pipe out of the way.)

STEP 12: Once the coolant housing is off, take one of the nuts and spin it on backwards.

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STEP 12a: Once the first nut is on, take another nut and thread it on. Tighten them together. Unscrew the first nut and the stud should back out of the cylinder head. Do this for both upper studs.

STEP 13: Install the gasket with the tab on top. Take two of the included bolts and stick them through the housing. (The coolant housing should come assembled if you optioned to include the heater hose and

STEP 13a: Install the coolant housing using the supplied hardware. Once all are threaded in, tighten them in a crossing sequence.

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STEP 14: Bend the heater hose coolant pipe mounting tab back into place. The hole should align with the supplied bracket.

STEP 15: Re-install the stock wire harness bracket.

STEP 16:

Re-install the front bracket using the OEM bolt.

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STEP 17: If optioned, install the rear heater hose using the OEM clamp. If you are not using a heater hose, make sure the plug is threaded in and is tight.

STEP 18: If using the IACV, install the supplied extended coolant hose. Use the OEM clamps. If you are not using the IACV, install and tighten the plug.

STEP 19:

Re-install the upper coolant hose.


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STEP 20:

Fill system and make sure the engine does not overheat.

STEP 20a: If you are having trouble removing air from your coolant system, you can open the bleeder screw located on the top of the coolant housing.


The install is complete!


Trouble Shooting & FAQs

Tips and tricks to help you get it done!

Do I need the optional heater hose and bracket kit?

Depending on your application, the retention of the heater hose may not be necessary. Most K-Series swap cars will not use the heater attachments, while most 06-11 Civic Si applications will. While the system can be used either way for either setup, choose which best suits your goals.

I cant get the OEM coolant port housing off, it wont slide off.

You may need to bend and wiggle the heater hose hard pipe a bit. There is very little room in the engine bay so you may need to get creative. Removing the wiring harness and heater pipe completely will make it easier but is a lot of work. Try removing it without having to remove those parts.

I cant get all of the air out of the coolant system

Make sure the radiator cap is the highest point of the coolant system. If the upper radiator hose is, install the rad cap and use the bleeder valve on the coolant port adapter. Get the system up to temperature and open the valve. It should bubble and let the trapped air out. Tighten the valve and continue to add coolant.

What coolant should I use?

We recommend using the OEM Honda 50/50 coolant mixture.

Is the coolant housing ready to install when I get it?

Depending what options you choose, the coolant port housing should come fully assembled. However, it is in good interest to make sure that all of the parts are fully tightened before installing. It is MUCH easier to tighten them on a table versus on the engine.

Can I use the OEM gasket?


No. The OEM gasket is stamped metal and therefor will not seal correctly with out housing.

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