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d16z6 to d16a1 head swap??

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Tenzodelsol, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Tenzodelsol

    Tenzodelsol Member

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    Does anyone out there know if it is possible to swap out a stock d16z6 sohc and replace it with the d16a1 dohc head?? I am wanting to make the conversion to dohc in my sohc del sol si and I had a few questions. Will the wires match up?? What are the reprocussions, added horse?? Loss of horse?? I have looked ate the way they line up together but I need to know from someone out there if this is something that will work

    I already have the d16a1 head just need to get questions answered
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    IT WILL NOT WORK..

    and why would you do something so foolish anyway?
    off vtec for twin cam non vtec???
    chill

    won't bolt up...
     
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    I have been told that the sohc's were non vtec and the only vtecs were the dohc's
    next question how do I get my vtec to engage I cant feel it or see it kick in
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    there are 3 models of del sols in the US

    93-97 S -- SOHC (D15B7) non-VTEC
    93-97 Si -- SOHC (D16Z6) VTEC
    94-97 VTEC -- DOHC (B16A3) VTEC


    VTEC engagement on a D16Z6 is at 4800 RPM
    SOHCs do not have a very noticeable VTEC engagement... there is not much audible change and there is not really an agressive pull like on the DOHC B series VTEC engines
     
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    do you have an intake of some kind?
    like CAI or SR, this will usually make the vtec engagement more audible...

    poor n00b, i feel sorry for you...
    just keep asking q's and you'll learn
    and read as much as you can...
     
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