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b18a or b18b

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by emomelodic, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. emomelodic

    emomelodic Junior Member

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    so i have a chance to get a b18a block and a gsr head for cheap, to start the ls vtec swap.. do you reccomend it?
    anyone know exactly everything you need for the swap to get it going in a 94 civic asap?
    ecu..harness..linkage..gaskets...clutch..flywheel..tranny...what else?
    thanks


    another question... which isbetter for ls vtec
    the b18b, b18a or the b20?
     
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    ef9civicgen4 Senior Member

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    you have to add a knock sensor to the block...
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    no you dont
    just use a chipped P28
    get the thing tuned and use good gas
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    i use a b18a / p28 / hondata


    fuck a knock sensor...
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    knock sensors suck.

    ecu - chipped p28 or p30
    harness - use your stock harness
    linkage - LS or GSR
    gaskets - i dunno...i would assume b-series gaskets.
    clutch - Exedy stage 2 (Exedy is the bomb diggity)
    flywheel - any b-series will work
    tranny - same as flywheel (dont get an ls tranny)
    what else - youre gonna have to get the head converted, as well as get an oil line kit. getting the head converted usually runs around $60, and the oil line kit is like $45 (thats what Jotech quoted me (Jotech = kenny tran))

    get a b18b over a b18a....

    b18a = more than likely more mileage than a b18b.

    high mileage + high compression = bad.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    get a b18a and bore it 25 over and slap in some new pistons... ahhh fresh new motor.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    exactly, thats what I'm doin, also what should I tell the machine shop to do when I bring them the block, should i bring them the head also.
    I know that the oil passage on the head needs to be either tapped or welded up. and i think the dowel pins need to be moved. When I get arp head bolts..should it be for the head or the block.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    you, like, get the head drilled, i think.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I didnt know you could bypass the knock sensor, what it is the p28 out of?
     
  11. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    1992-1995 Civic EX/Si / del Sol Si
    1992-1995 Del Sol Si/Civic Hatchback Si/ Civic EX
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    wont a p28 run a fucked up fuel map for an lsvtec?
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    that's why you buy a hondata and i give you my fuel map / ignition maps for it that i wasted 4 hours worth of dyno time making :)
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    bet u could sell those on ebay.$25 a peice
     
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