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B18A1 swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by jhughes89, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. jhughes89

    jhughes89 New Member

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    How hard would it be to swap a b81a1 into my 1998 honda civic dx sedan. I want to start building it up but need some advice since im new to this stuff. I would like to build an ls engine out of it, so what would be the best engine to get the v-tec head off of??
     
  2. drummingpariah

    drummingpariah Author of the Madness Man

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    first off, the b18a1 IS an LS engine. It's also the GS engine, they are one and the same. The LS engine is not vtec. The b18c and b16* are vtec engines. You could potentially take the head from a b18c, b16(anything from the same generation motor, which would be b16a series), or the rare b17 engines. This will be a very difficult swap for you to do, because (correct me if I'm wrong) you have a hydraulic transmission in the car now, and the b18a1 is a cable transmission. Try to find an engine of the same obd so you don't have to rewire everything too. going obd2 ---> obd0 isn't necessarily a good idea.
     
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