1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

b18a in to a gen 5 civic

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by onefastcivic, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. onefastcivic

    onefastcivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    :unsure: hey guys and gals i was wondering if it would be smart for me to put a b18a in to my 93 civic dx what would i have to do to it and will it work
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    29,876
    Likes Received:
    3,794
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    B18A = cable tranny, OBD-0
    93 Civic = hydro tranny, OBD-1
    aside from legal issues of swapping in a motor older than the car ... it will be a pain in the ass switching the tranny and OBD shit around... just get a OBD-1 B18B
     
  3. deeznuts

    deeznuts Junior Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Someone offered a 90-93 b18a motor to me for 300 (no trans). Would it be worth it to buy it for a swap. It would go in to a 92 ex. That seems like a good price but judging from the response to the last question i'm having doubts.

    thanks :D
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    29,876
    Likes Received:
    3,794
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    please start your own tread for your question next time.....

    you will need to buy a B series hydro tranny and im pretty sure you will still have OBD issues... if the motor is in good condition with low miles it might be worth the trouble ... otherwise id still say get an OBD-1 B18B
     
  5. onefastcivic

    onefastcivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    well i am getting the harness and ecu
    will that make any difference
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    29,876
    Likes Received:
    3,794
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    your harness will not plug into that ECU, im pretty sure the engines harness wont plug into the cars harness, and im not sure but i dont think there is a harness converter for OBD-1 to OBD-0 so you would need to swap out the entire harness in the car (id rather have my teeth bashed out with a brick)
    get an OBD-1 engine
     
  7. SolReaver

    SolReaver Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002
    I always thought this was the breakdown for ls motors-

    92-93 b18a, obd1- cable clutch-
    94-95 b18b obd1- hydro
    96+ b18b obd2- hydro

    The 94-95 run off the p75, and the 92-93 is pr4, but they will both run the motor. Please correct me if im wrong...
     
  8. chet

    chet Senior Member

    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    st petersburg, florida
    yes, you're correct solReaver. as far as the b18a block for 300, it had better be clean...for that price.

    if you get the ecu, wiring harness, and everything else i think the only issue you will have is the o2 sensor. i'm not positive, but you might have to change from 4-wire o2 to 5 wire o2.

    and then get a b16a hydro transmission and you would have a quick little car.
     
  9. onefastcivic

    onefastcivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    this is a complete swap. as in complete motor and complete tranny linkage and mounts ecu and wiring harness for 150 dollars from my buddy steve it has 135000 miles on the motor which will be completely rebuilt. is it worth the trouble
     
  10. electric-boost

    electric-boost Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2002
    Location:
    cincinnati
    yeah drew the 90 is obd0 not obd1, hey drew just ask shawn he will work it all out for you.
     
  11. SleEPeR_CRX

    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Vancouver B.C. canada
    The 90-91 LS is obd0
    The 92-93 LS is obd1
    So u will b able to drop it in using stock wiring i believe, but u will need to get a tranny from a 92+, and im not sure if they bolt up to the 90-93 LS engine.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page