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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Uk Civic, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Uk Civic

    Uk Civic Junior Member

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    Hi I am from the uk, and i know this might sound stupid to you guys, but can anybody help me with tuning my civic? I have got a 92 EG civic hatchback 1.5 lsi. I know the engine aint good but the car was a good buy so i had to get it. Anyway, i am desperate for more power, and wondered what the best course of action is? I am guessing an engine swap is the way to go, but any help would be great, as you seem to do this type of thing alot more than we do :worthy: , and there doesnt seem to be many people to get help from in this country!

    Many thanks!
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Grab your self a B16A2 from the 92-95 VTi's.
     
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    sohcslammer Senior Member

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    You have a couple of different routes. You can put a sohc vtec head on that 1.5L and you might get a little more power. You can swap the motor, any B series motor will fit right in. You will need a tranny, ECU, axles, and distributor for the swap. Or leave that $300 P.O.S. motor in there and boost it to hell and back. The choice is up to you. If you are just looking for some daily driven power I would go with the turbo. My .02
     
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    Uk Civic Junior Member

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    Cheers for the help guys! :D But just another question, if i go down the b16a2 route, how easy is it to fit? could you do it yourself or is it best left to the experts?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    It will drop right in using the stock mounts,tranny, shiftlinkage, and ECU. If you have a shop with a lift, or even a engine hoist at home and the tools you can do it pretty easily.
     
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    Uk Civic Junior Member

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    That sounds pretty good! I might just have a go at it my self! Anything i need to watch out for? or any problems i might come across?
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I say 1.8vtec motor, you will be much better off with more TQ



    Milan
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe in the UK it is different, but here in Germany wrecked tegs are hard to find, I have only seen a couple in three years.
     
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