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D15b2 rover 216 engine swap??

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by thorburnlad, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. thorburnlad

    thorburnlad New Member

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    Hi guys
    own a civic 1.5lsi dpfi 95reg
    I was initially looking at the mpfi swap but why when i can get the whole rover 216 engine for the same price? |Does anybody know the engine code for the rover/honda 216 1600 engine? any ideas on what parts i would require?
    The reason for the engine swap instead of just aan mpfi conversion is due to the valve stem oil seals leaking and causing misfire above 5k and i may look into turboing it aslong as engine conversion gos A*
    Iv heard the 1600 engine that was in the rover was bomb proof and also very fast.
    Come on guys insult me :p

    Thanks
    Ryan
     
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    thorburnlad New Member

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    ???????
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    We don't have very many UK members on board... and the rest of us likely have never even seen a rover in person. I'm afraid we won't be much help here. I couldn't even tell you what a 216 looks like with out doing an image search.
     
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    right thats cool. Ok so ignore that, my prblem is my car is already obd1 p04 dpfi and i am now looking into a civic coupe inlet mani head etc. I understand the ecu off that is obdo?? would i need a jumper harness to convert the obdo ecu into obd1?
     
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    thorburnlad New Member

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    or what ecu could i use???
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    If the systems work the same way as they do in the US, you can use your OBD1 ECU to control the Rover 216 engine- which is basically the same as the DOHC ZC from Japan which quite a few people imported to the States. You'll have to update the program in the ECU though so the fuel/timing maps match up to what the DOHC ZC wants to see. Most of the OBD1 ECUs can be flashed with a new EPROM chip in place of the stock one and free programs like Uberdata and Crome.
     
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    Calesta I used a ecu out of a 88-89 integra when I put a zc motor in my crx, I found out it has a higher fuel/air mixture and timing, when I did this I actually noticed the power increase. And thorburnlad good luck on switching from dpfi to mpfi, ive done this and ran into problems till I found out to just run four new wires to the ecu for the injectors than doing what the swap site told me.
     
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