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3rd Generation B-series

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jakejoint, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. jakejoint

    jakejoint Junior Member

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    Hello all,
    I heard that there is a B16A3 motor available that is suppose to be rated at 170bhp. Is anyone familiar with this motor? If it does exist, why not more common than the A2?
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    The b16a3 is actually the second generation b16 engine. It was only offered in the 94-95 del Sol vtecs, only 10% of all del sols (about 70,000 total, 7000 were VTEC) were ever produced. In 96-97 they swiched to the b16a2. It actually only produces 160 hp. The JDM version of this engine was the b16sirII, which had a tad more compression, less emissions stuff and better air intakes which gave it 168-70 hp (depending on who you talk to) Because of it rareity (if there is suck a word?) the b16asirII is a riser choice for a 5th gen civic/ first gen del sol.

    The b16a, b16a2, a3, sir and SiR II are are baslicly the same engines just with minor diffrances, mainly being wireing. Putting a b16a in a 5th or a 6th gen civic is as about as easy as stealing the presidents limo.

    as for putting b16's in civics, here are the rules

    for a 4th gen civic/2nd gen rex, go with a b16a or b16aSiR engine (basicly the same)

    For a 5th gen civic, go with a b16aSiRII, a3 or an a2 converted to run OBD1

    For a 6th gen, your only option b16a2
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I think it was 170 ps and that got translated to hp,which would be about 168,but 2 hp,who cares.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Not sure, it probally is figures for the US. I think I got those #'s of teamdelsol.com a long time ago



    I thought that it was 170 hp but because here in the US we max out at 92-3octane and in Japan they have 98, hp is slightly reduced. Kinda like on the GSR, on the old brochers, they had 2 diffrent HP ratings baced on the kind of gas you run (ecus are so smart)
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    That makes sense too.I've seen both numbers here and in the states so could be.
     
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