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Can I Replace A 1.6 With A 1.5?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by tubby, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. tubby

    tubby Junior Member

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    Hey
    Ive got a 91 civic AWD wagon with a blown motor(I know its a dorky wagon but it goes great thru the snow) I also have a wrecked 89 CRX with a good 1.5(the 2 injector intake) can I bolt the 1.5 into the wagon and use the 1.6 intake on the 1.5?...will it bolt in? I also have a 89 integra, would that motor fit? thanks for any info.
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    It isn't an issue of it being a 1.5 it is a issue of FWD into AWD.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    If he uses the same transmission, it's not a problem. He only wants to swap the engine, not the entire drivetrain.

    Tubby- you should be able to drop in the 1.5L block and use your 1.6L head and original transmission- I assume it's the D16A6?
     
  4. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Duh,I forgot all about the crvtec.Just got caught slippin'.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    What does that have to do with this?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    AWD motor FWD tranny and me thinking it didn't happen.
     
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    SixtySecondAssassin Senior Member

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    does he need to use the whole head or just the intake mani, fuel rail, and injectors, etc?
     
  8. tubby

    tubby Junior Member

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    has anyone done this swap?? thanks
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    basically, what you are doing is a reverse mini me - kinda sorta -

    instead of going from the 1.5 and putting on the 1.6 head on it, you have the 1.6 block and are putting the 1.5 block on it.

    go for it man- it may turbo out to be a little faster too!
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    keep the intake manifold from the wagon so you do not have to do a MPFI (multipoint fuel injection) to DPFI (dual point fuel injection) swap. just swap the blocks if possible, the heads should be the same, but the cams in the 1.6l are more aggressive.
    good luck man.
     
  11. T0mMuNi$m

    T0mMuNi$m Senior Member

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    Why not just drive the crx or integra?
     
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    i'm kinda new to the tuner market but seeing how the 89 teg is a dohc and has the same motor mounts as the civic and knowing it easily swaps in why just not swap the teg's into the civic and pimp that?DOHC and AWD sounds good to me.
     
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    sorry to say but the engine mount aren't the same. They aren't swappable. Just drop in the 1.5 if you just want it to run!!!!!
     
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    yeah your right.....damn! oh,well
     
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    my self and a friend put a turboed D16Z6 in his all wheel drive wagon and that thing flew but we also had a trany shop rebuild his trany and diff to keep them from breaking.
     
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    exactly... this will definitely work. go for it and let us know how it goes :)
     
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