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90 Civic Hatch Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by bakerc, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. bakerc

    bakerc Junior Member

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    I have a 90 hatch with d15, 4spd and Non MPFI, I am looking in to Swaping the motor For either a B16 or B18. I was wondering which swap is gonna be easiest overall, wiring, mounts, etc. I have a shop with a hoist and lots of tools, welder etc. Would buying the engine tranny combo form JDM source or others be the best bet? and would i need any other Parts to complete the swap?
     
  2. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest B16 for ease of installment, although nearly all of the B series engines are relatively simple if you know what your doing.

    Your still going to need a good bit of items to go along with it.
    ecu, bseries mount kit, axles, wiring harness, etc etc..
     
  3. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Actually, the b18 will be somewhat easier because you won't have to wire for VTEC (i'm assuming you're talking about the LS motor). Just make sure you get an OBD0 motor and it'll be pretty easy. You'll have to rewire your harness for MPFI, but there are a lot of write ups on how to do it all over the net. For both swaps you'll need what Andrew said, plus a shift-linkage (available from hasport). For mounts I highly suggest Hasport, but there are other billet mounts abailable, I think AZ racing makes some that look like exact hasport copies and are probably pretty comperable.

    for JDM motors I'd buy from Steve @ Hmotorsonline.com, thats where I got my b16, they're the most reputable dealer in the country.

    For a USDM motor just try and find a junked Integra LS in a yard and pull the motor, you can probably get one for $400. The LS tranny sucks so you may want to invest in a b16a SiR tranny b/c of the shorter gearing. You should be able to pick one up for $600.

    The b16 and the b18 will be about equally fast, the b18 has more torque but slightly less peak power, but you could always put a b16 head on it later and do an LS-VTEC if you wanted more power.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Is this your first swap of any kind ?
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    with a B-series swap, you will also need to swap your STD front knuckles/hubs for ones from CRX DX/Si or Civic DX/LX/Si/EX
     
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