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b18 timing cover

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by b18b1_delsol, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. b18b1_delsol

    b18b1_delsol New Member

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    Will a ls b18 lower timing cover work on a b16?
     
  2. Matts96HB

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    Can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure it will work. I've never tried this though, I would assume B-Series covers would have to be the same or else a timing cover for an LS-VTEC would not be possible.
     
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    lower? i dont think they will as the deck heights are different.
     
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    Yup, it should be a straight fit. Had covers from a b18b and b16a sitting next to each other, and were pretty much identical. As far as I can tell the extra material for the taller deck blocks is in the upper covers
     
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    Ok, I wasnt sure. But I do know if the block/oil pump is from a (96+) and the timing cover is from a 90-95 you will have to trim the lower cover to fit.
     
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    1st gen b16a is the same as 1st gen b18a

    2nd gen b16a is different than 1st gen b18a.

    Ive never owned a b18b so I can say for sure on that one.
     
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    I have had issues with this. It depends on the oil pump. What B16, and what B18 cover?
     
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    00 b16a2 motor and 95 b18b1 lower timing cover.
     
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    Like I said above, you will have to trim the lower timing belt cover in order for it to fit.
     
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