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b series distributers

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by akintegra, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. akintegra

    akintegra Junior Member

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    i was wondering if if i could use the b18a1 distributer on the b16a motor??? (is there a difference)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Should be the same- just keep to the same OBD revision and you'll be fine.
     
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    hybrid_b18 crew chief

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    NO...Well I thought LS and SI were diffrent. I know its diffrent than GSR. ones alot smaller
     
  4. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    No, the housings are different. It won't bolt up.
     
  5. akintegra

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    i appriciate all the respones but will it work or not:huh:
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    No, the housings are different. It won't bolt up.


    I just said that.
     
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    Photo of differences B and D series

    I had a bad B16 distributor on swap. We used a D16 Dist with the ear cut off till the B16 dist showed up.
     

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    Sorry for jumping on your post, but I have a ismilar problem and didnt want to start a new thread. I was wondering, I bought a 91 CRX Si, it has a B16a swap. The disributor has the ears broken off. So is it a D16 distributor? For a daily driver would I be better off getting a B16 unit? How can I tell if it is obd0 or obd1??
     
  9. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    More than likely if it's a B series VTEC and the ear is broken/cut off, it's an LS distributor. Honestly, if it's working and not throwing any CEL's, I'd leave it alone. If it's OBD0 it'll have two round cream-colored plugs, and if it's OBD1 it'll have two square grey-colored plugs.

    If the wires are soldered/spliced/cut there's not a whole lot of certainty, but if it has been spliced and there are OBD0 plugs then it's probably an obd1 distributor with obd0 plugs, and if it's got obd1 plugs it's an obd0 distributor with obd1 plugs (with the reasoning being the only reason you'd splice it was to retrofit a distributor to a harness, and if it was an obd1 distributor there'd be no reason to retrofit obd1 plugs onto it)...

    Honestly, I've never heard of anyone cutting and splicing a D-series distributor onto a B-series motor, although I don't doubt that it's possible. Like I said though, if it's working 100% fine and not throwing any codes, I'd leave it alone unless you plan on doing more upgrades to the motor, that would require OBD1.
     
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