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88 CRX HF, Why should/shouldn't i keep my d15b6 vs swap d16a6

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by goobous, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. goobous

    goobous New Member

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    Hi Gang
    first post be kind
    Please give me your advice.
    I have an 88 HF new to me burning oil at 250k not the valve seals

    I LOVE THE HF AND THE MILAGE! I don't need lots of HP but a few extra would be ok

    option A
    hone cylinders , new rings , and go
    option B
    drop in a d16a6 (needs work to be ready to drop in must change crank everything else is new)
    Option C
    drop in a d15b7 with 145K
    change the diz and Go

    A Mechanic friend told me long ago to keep the hf engine if i ever got one because the technology was so good in them.? but it seems to me there is no t much to loose by putting in B or C , i gain lots of HP over the 62 that the d15b6 came with , yet i am nostalgic and kind of want to fix it as is original.

    cost is an issue for me but see few expenses on any of these options.

    please let me know what you think
    God Bless
    Brian
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    fix the current engine. done.
     
  3. goobous

    goobous New Member

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    Can you give me your thoughts on that?

    In my mind either swap would not add any weight, and as long as I have the HF tranny my mileage should remain high. correct?
    Brian
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    The technology isn't something drastically new compared to the other models, it just gets much better MPG. It's comparable to the D15B8 in the 92-95 CXs.
     
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    goobous New Member

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    the tech is not new in a 23 year old car but advanced for the day. and different enough that i have been told to double check when getting many hf parts because they are different from the DX-SI majority out there.

    does any one know a good source for rings and rod bearings?
    Thanks Brian
     
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