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d16 y7 to d16 y8 vtec swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by adambomr, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. adambomr

    adambomr Junior Member

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    I was wondering if i could swap my d16 y7 out of my 1998 civic lx and put in a d16 y8 in there. Basically I want a vtec motor but am not interested and dont have the money for a b16 swap. What other parts would be needed to make the swap complete? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. sabi670

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    yes you could.

    easiest way would be to use the whole y8 harness with the complete y8 swap.

    you could find harness for about $100 if you dont already have one.
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    how would a head swap work for this. would he just be able to use the stock harness and pick up the ecu and y8 head?
     
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    yeah, he could just get proper ecu for the head/IM and wire in the pins for the vtec oil pressure switch, and vtec solenoid. he might have a problem w/the knock sensor code though. i am through trying to figure it out. i did the same thing (y7/y8 mini-me with a y8 ecu), but kept having problems w/ a CEL for a knock sensor. tried wiring in a ks, but still had CEL for it. i decided to just get a p28ecu with a conversion harness. the p28ecu doesnt look for a knock sensor, but everything else is the same. advantage to p28ecu is less likelihood of throwing a CEL with modifications.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    do a search for mini me. this has been covered countless times.
     
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