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d16a6 block d16y8 head help

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by juju-ed7, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. juju-ed7

    juju-ed7 New Member

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    Hi
    I have a 1990 Honda civic Si hatch I'm trying to do a mini me swap. I have the head however I don't know what headstuds to use or main studs to use. Do I use the y8 or a6 studs??
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    use the Y8 for the head - mains are the same A6 or Y8
     
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    Thanks a lot man but I can use ARP y8 headstuds or doesn't matter
     
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    you can use ARP Y8 head studs - Y8 and A6 head bolts/studs are different lengths
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    If you use a y8/y7 head with a pre-1996 SOHC block you need to use 9 88-95 SOHC head studs and 1 96-00 head stud. Basically 9 long ones and 1 short one for the hole near the distributor on the intake side.
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    If you take your head off and have the 10 stock bolts that are all the same length then screw them all the way down in the block you'll see one will be sitting higher that the others, that's where the short stud will go.
     
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