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Help i blew my stock motor

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Townboy21, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Townboy21

    Townboy21 New Member

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    My sister just blew her stock motor in her 1997 civic ex I am looking for the cheapest way to help her out, i would prefer not going to the junk yard, but I have good mechanical skills but no honda knoledge. HHEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP

    Will this motor fit in her car
    JDM Engines Direct
    Or maybe someone can give me some links or point me in the direction of where i can spend the least amount of cash and btw im in SOCAL

    i have done some research on the model numbers for the engine/body/year/make and vin of her car.
    Just want to make sure

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    that motor will fit but its a non vtec motor the ex came with vtec
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    What exactly blew?

    And yes, that motor would work in her car. If anything, avoid any D16Y blocks if you want greater reliability. If possible, swap in a JDM D15B VTEC or something. They're a tad cheaper with low miles.
     
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    b16egcivic38 New Member

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    B18C5 cammed 12.5:1 comp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    97hatch ?

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    hey stupid he wants a stock replacement engine
     
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    No kidding, he said it right here^^


    Besides K is the way if you wanna get crazy ;), but I'm biased

    you can always try some local autowreckers, should be tonnes of D-series around for cheap
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    why the hell would you buy ANY SOHC engine for more than $200?

    Look on craigs list or anything like that, I might even know a buddy that had a z6.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    You can also try local car forums and / or Craigslist. No matter where you are you can usually find a used D-series engine that somebody who swapped wants to get rid of...
     
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    I dont know what blew, all i know as of right now is that she ran it out of oil, and was driving on the freeway up a hill and the oil light came on @ 75mph and then the check engine light came on and it died, she put oil in it, but it wont start, it turns tho. i have to have my mechanic buddy look @ it but im being pre emptive
     
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    Whether you need a replacement engine or not, from now on you should be checking her oil.
     
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    understood, how ever i will have to do it over the phone, she lives 89 miles away. :p
     
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    there is nothing wrong with going to a junkyard for a motor you just have to know what to look for because i found a gem of a b18c1 in a local junkyard here in stl for 150 bucks! so you can definatley find nice motors for cheap like i said make sure you know what signs and whatnot to look for.

    just my 2 cents
     
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