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B18C1 swap into 95 Civic Dx

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by 95CivicGS-R, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. 95CivicGS-R

    95CivicGS-R New Member

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    Found out the B18C1 is from a 1999 Acura Integra and was running off a P30 ecu with a MSD ignition and V-con vtec controller in another 95 Civic dx. All my research is telling me to invest in a P72 ecu and to bag the vtec controller and to go with a Hondata chip, curious to know if anyone has seen a P30 ecu with a B18C1 before? I am a noob trying to help the husband if you have any ideas please let me know.
     
  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Your REALLY REALLY on the right track! Good job!

    A P30 can run an OBD1 B18C1 with a Hondata chip. It will need wires run for the IAB, but it will work as if it was a P72. If you won't be putting the Hondata chip in right away, go with the P72 as it will run the motor correctly from the factory. The B18C1 is from a GSR; maybe that can help further your searching, if you didn't know already.

    Bag the vtec controller though. Hondata is a much more beneficial solution. It also has dataloging so you can connect a laptop to your ecu and read the inputs from every sensor, making problems very easy to diagnose.

    Your best bet is to convert the motor to OBD1, which would entail replacing the distributor and mayyybe some other stuff (sorry I don't know exactly, but it's possible!). Hondata works with OBD1 only. It's also easier to tune, and it's the native OBD spec of your chassis. Making the emissions/legal front a little more legit.

    If you want a few extra bucks and want to shed a lb or 2, sell the MSD. Just not necessary.
     
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