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d15b7 engine compatability

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by sparkymonkey, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. sparkymonkey

    sparkymonkey New Member

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    Sorry for my inexperience w/ honda's guy's, but I need to know what my options are for my gf's car. She has a 95 civic dx w/ a d15b7 and an auto trans. The head is screwed. I found oil on the top of 2 of the spark plugs and had very low compression on 2 cylinders. I dont' know how many miles are on the bottom end and weither or not it has been overheated. I have the equipment/ knowledge to do a full engine replacement, but really dont have alot of time. What engines would be a direct swap over using the existing transmission? Or am I better off just crossing my fingers and do the head swap?
     
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    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    Just do the same swap. You can probably pick one up on Craigslist or at a junk yard for a couple hundred bucks. Then all you have to do is yank the old motor, drop the new one, and hook it all up.
     
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    Any 88-00 would work as long as you swap over the sensors and OBD equipment; but I believe it's technically illegal to swap in an older generation motor...so any 92-00 should work.
     
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    sparkymonkey New Member

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    are there any other motors that work with the auto trans from a d15b7?
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    92-00 D-series engines are the only thing that will bolt on to that transmission. If you're thinking of a B16 or B18, nope, sorry, won't work.

    Also, if you go with a VTEC engine, then you'll also need a VTEC ECU...
     
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    Well, guess it doesn't matter anymore. The car was stolen last night!!!! Thanks for the info anyway.
     
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    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    That sux man. Sorry to hear it.
     
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