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93 Civic VX Swap??

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Convoy, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Convoy

    Convoy Junior Member

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    a few friends and i are to planning to drop a d15b vtec motor in a 93 Civic VX, were getting the basic long block, will be using the vx's tranny but my questions would have to be if the i can still use the stock vx ecu(since its vtec)?? can i use the vx wiring harness?? can i use the vx distribuor?? and is there anything else i should know about this swap, i have swapped d16z's into dx's and lx's but i always had to use the d16z dizzy, but with the vx motor being already vtec can i still use it?? thanks in advance
    also if anyone has any other things to add that i forgot please do, thanks
     
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    MaliWho97 Senior Member

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    Yup, its a direct bolt in, like it should have been there in the first place! I'd recommend using a P28 ECU though. The VX is a VTEC-E motor, made for economy, thus its fuel maps are a little weak. The P28 is a better alternative.
     
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    cool, but i can use the vx ecu for temporary?? and i can use the vx distributor right?? and wiring harness??
     
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    I'm looking to do this same swap into my CX but since that's not prewired for Vtec I'll have to run some extra wires. Does the d15b come like a b16a have 6 wires or like a b18c with 7?

    Aside from the wiring to a p28 ecu I'll need a timing belt, waterpump, tensioner, clutch, distributor and axles. Can I get these off any d-series or are they specific to certain ones?

    If anyone has a p28 ecu they're looking to offload, let me know.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    first, let me say welcome to hondaswap.



    you will need a timing belt, water pump(i think), and a d-series vtec distributor.

    the clutch, tensioner, and axles can be from any d-series civic. the wires you will have to run are vtec solenoid wire, oil pressure sensor wire, and a ground. i am not sure if you willl have to convert to a 4-wire o2 sensor.

    next time you have a question be sure to do a search first (because more than likely someone else has already asked), and if you don't find what your looking for then just ask a question, but make sure to start your own post. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the info. The engine is on order so hopefully I can gather all the parts before it shows up.

    As for the searching. I tried but there isn't a whole lot of info on the d15b and the articles only reference wiring for b-series so I wasn't sure. I'll keep searching though.

    This post was too similar to what I'm working on to not jump in a hyjack it. No hard feelings...
     
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