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FNG needs help with 96 EX engine replacement

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by econorocket, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. econorocket

    econorocket New Member

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    Yeah, don't make fun, but I am the FNG. I am also in need of help. A buddy gave me his 96 Civic EX after he blew the engine while averaging 120mph on the autobahn for over two hours. Needless to say, the D16Y8 is toast, and I need to replace it. First off, this is my first attempt with a Honda. Second, I want as smooth of a replacement as possible, as in Plug and Play. And third, I would like to keep the cost of the engine to less than $1000. Oh, and did I mention that I have to deal with being in Germany? That's bound to cut down on my choices.

    From the research I have done, it looks like I could get a B18B1 for pretty reasonable, and it looks like the B16A engines are right at the top of what I would like to pay. So, I'm looking for comments: what is the easiest swap for my car; anything I should look out for; where's the best place to buy from. As far as making the car a performer, of course I like more power, but my plan is to just fix the car and sell it. I'm even willing to consider putting back in the D16Y8 if I could find one out there that the price was right.

    Alright, let me have it. I'll come back prepared for ridicule, but will appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks...
     
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    econorocket New Member

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    What kind of problems will I face if I put in a D15B engine? Will it be a direct bolt up? I may have found an H22 motor for next to nothing. Is that swap going to cost to much, both with time and money? I really need some help here.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    just get the obd2 d15b get the one with tripple stage vtec that would be sweet, but it will bolt right up
     
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    the h22 would be a very involved swap. what do you mean "next-to-nothing"??? how low of a price are you looking at?
     
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    econorocket New Member

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    Less than a grand. Would prefer just a replacement engine, without having to replace tranny, half shafts, and the such. The more quick forward with the least amount of major replacement, the better. Like I said before, I've never really worked with Hondas, so I am at a bit of a loss compared to most/all on here.
     
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