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B16 SWAP

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by gooose45, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. gooose45

    gooose45 Member

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    I HAVE A 96 EX, AND A B 16 REDY TO BE SWAPPED THE GUY THAT SOLD ME THE SWAP SAID THAT I WOULD NEED TO UPGRADE MY RADIATOR TO ACCOMIDATE THE B16 SO HE THREW IN THE RADIATOR FROM A GSR, WOULD THIS WORK? WHAT OTHER MODS DO I HAVE TO TO DO TO MY CAR TO PREPARE FOR THE SWAP? ANYONE W/ INFO ABOUT THE RADIATOR SWAP OR RELATED TOPIC FEEDBACK WOULD BE APPRECIATED. :)
     
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    As for the integra raditor, it will work, however, there is a little bit of modification needed, and you can't have AC. If you want AC but better cooling, go with either a Del sol VTEC dual core raditor or an aftermarket raditor. If you don't care about AC, your going to have to fabricate brackets for the top and bottom mounts.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Or just use the one that's in your car now, it will work fine.
     
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    :werd: My CRX HF radiator works just fine with my B16, although I havn't run it for long periods of time at high rpms, I've NEVER seen my thermo gauge go above the half way point, even when racing.
     
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    Whoever told you, you needed to "Upgrade" is an idiot. The Stock civic Radiator will work very well.
     
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    the guy that i bought the swap from threw in the radiator from a 95 gsr, he said i would have to upgrade it in order for the ac to work, but ur saying that the stock rad from my 96 civic would work w/ my swap w/o sacrificing the ac? :blink:
     
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    Yea, becuase in a 92-00 Civic the Radiator and AC condensor set next to each other...
     
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    or get like an autozone replacement radiator... get the 94-96 del sol vtec one, dual core. i'm using an integra radiator in mine right now, but like asmallsol said there is some custom fabbing to be done, namely the upper and lower mounts.
     
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    i mean i got both the gsr and the stock ex rad. i would like to use the one in the car right now if i could , but some people say yes, some say no.i dont want to sacifice the a.c. does this swap require a different rad? if so why? :huh:
     
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    no, you can use your stock one
     
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    ok ill try it.thanx! by the way have you swapped in a b16?
     
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    did a b16a2 swap into a 96 civic dx, then a b18c5 swap into a del sol vtec
     
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    when you did the b16 swap, was it a direct drop in or did you have to change anything? did you use the stock rad? :unsure:
     
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    needed the b16 mounts and shift linkage. used the same radiator, but used b16 radiator hoses.
     
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    yup

    my gsr civic used the stock radiator and never had any problems

    unless you live on the venus, you shouldn't have cooling issues with your stock radiator
     
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    i got the shift linkage, and the axles were thrown in, is it possible to use the stock mounts, are the b16 rad hoses necessary?
     
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    i always replace radiator hoses if i do a swap.
     
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    do the axles need to be upgraded also?
     
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