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ECU Question, please help!

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by tvadakia, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. tvadakia

    tvadakia New Member

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    Ok, first off: hello! Glad to meet you all. This is my first post here.

    I just bought a 1999 Honda Civic LX. I like the car, but am unhappy with the horsepower. It has, as I'm sure most of you know, a D16y7 and I beleive it has an OBD2B for an ECU.

    So you know, I'm a noob... in fact, this is my first mechanically inclined endeavor ever. I'm more of a computer geek.

    Anyway, I did some research and have chosen to swap engines, and I went for a pricier one, the B18c5. Am I going to have issues with my particular ECU? Can I / should I swap my ECU for something else?

    Also, later on down the road I plan on installing a turbo and everything else that goes with. Since I know my ECU isn't programmable or chipable, what should I do so I can tune my car when the time comes? I'd like to prepare for that day at the same time as my engine swap.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    well you can get an obd2 to obd1 jumper and run obd1 electronics..but you cant pass emissions with it like that...you can get a piggyback and tune on that(like aem ems)
     
  3. RoughKnight

    RoughKnight Christmas Car

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    piggybacks suck imo, and in most people's opinion
    the c5 is a sexy motor, and bolting up a b to a ek is already been done a million times...
    so use the search function and find one of the 107273918 threads covering it. We even have a dedicated section about hybrid swaps, so that would be a first start :)
     
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