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B16/B18 deck hieght differance

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by powderman, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. powderman

    powderman New Member

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    Does anyone know the deck heights of a B16 and B18? Will a DC Sport 4/2/1 , 2pc B16 header fit on a B18 LS/VTEC?
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    deck heights:

    B16A - 203.25mm
    B18A, B18B, B20B, B20Z - 211.84mm
    B16B, B18C - 212.39mm
     
  3. powderman

    powderman New Member

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    Thanks for the numbers, so if there is 8.59mm clearance betwen my pan and pipe now it should work , correct?
     
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    it should acording to the measurements might touch your oil pan though
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    From the numbers posted above, if the header was made for a b16b it will be perfectly fine, the b16a will be pushing it. If you can fabricate basic crap, you could make a spacer between the two halves of the header and run 2 gaskets with extended bolts.. Wouldn't be hard at all with standard tools and some scrap metal.

    Or you could just buy the right one.. Get a header for an Integra type R.. Same thing.
     
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    Funds are limited, I'm trying to avoid the cost of a new header when the one on it is perfectly fine. My friend works on a plasma table, I suppose if I have to I could draw one up and have him burn it for me. 9mm is not that much, I may have the clearance. I remember putting the header (4/1- 1 piece)on my LS race motor and having to pull some studs to get it on, it was so tight to the pan that it wouldnt pull up enough to get over the studs. I dont think the DC Sport 4/2/1- 2 piece is that tight.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    The thing is, you don't want it to touch the pan. the header gets wicked hot. and the oil is already hot enough. you don't want to make it hotter.
     
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