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Honda Newbie with a 97 Civic EX Question

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Bigfoot, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Junior Member

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    Hey guy's im a Newbie to this site and to Honda vehicles i have owned many Nissan's and just sold my 91 240SX and bought a 1997 Civic Coupe EX 5-speed.
    Now i know it has a 1.6 SOHC motor in it but I went looking for specs on this motor on other site's and they all said a 97 Civic EX models had the 1.6 VTEC?
    my motor does not say VTEC anywhere my good buddy is a Honda fanatic and Has a JDM B16A in a Del Sol and said it WAS NOT a VTEC motor but all the info i have found says it is! can you all help a Newbie! :( If so has anyone heard anything good about the Edelbrock Turbo kit's for these D16 motors? Thanks for any info guy's! :D
     
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    beerbongskickass Senior Member

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    It's a vtec motor, it just doesn't say vtec on the valve cover. The edelbrock is is extremely overpriced, I would look into something else.
     
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    Hey Thanks for the info Beerbong, do you know of any other reputable Turbo Kit's
    Thanks again man
     
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    beerbongskickass Senior Member

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    Well I suggest doing research and building your own kit, but if you have ot get a kit look for a used one (gredyy, drag, etc...) and then get some good fuel management (chipped ECU).
     
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    yeah, tell your friend he's retarded for telling you it's not a vtec motor, espercially for being a honda "fanatic" he should have known that. anyway, do what beerbong suggests, i mean, after all, the dude made his own turbo kit and puts out 230hp on a otherwise stock d block.
     
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    spydy43 Senior Member

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    You can also look at the block and you should see d16y8 stamped on it.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    you could also show him the vtec solenoid. i think its on the back side of a d-series but im only like 60% on that.
     
  9. Bigfoot

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    Thanks for all the responses guy's i will definately check out Homemadeturbo.com
    like i said im new to the Honda thing. And i did see that solenoid on the back of the Head and that's why i was wondering and thought it was a VTEC motor. Thanks again guy's and im sure im not done pestering you guy's yet! :D
     
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    Check out the reference/ general tech/ swap sections and you'll learn a lot. The search button can also be your friend.
     
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