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How can I tell which engine I have????

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by REDMAC, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. REDMAC

    REDMAC Trick or treat

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    I just bought a theft recovery 94 Del SOl figuiring it was a S or SI since the engine was not labelled Vtec nor is the rest of the car labelled. I call Honda and found that I actually have an EX and it should have a Vtec DOHC. I would like to add some preformance mods but I can't figure out what engine is in this car. how can I tell which engine is in this car.
     
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    look at the block. there will be some number and letters stamped into it. it will say something like D16Z6
     
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    What does the engine look like?
    On the left side of the exhaust manifold on the front of the block there will be an engine code.
    If it's a single cam, are the spark plugs on the front of the valve cover or on the back of the valve cover?
     
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    ooooo you beated me!
     
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    i spent forever looking for pics to. but i couldn't find any. ^_^
     
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    Thanks I just got back into work. I go out in a minute and check for the stamp. Thanks for the help!!!!!!
     
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    Here is a b16

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    Here is a D16Z6

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    Which one does yours look like.
     
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    Neither one. but I just looked and found out it's a d15b7.... yukk Like i said it was a theft recovery I thought tht the engine had been swapped out.. I only paid 2k for the car so still not bad deal. But now it's time to build an engine....good times.....Thanks for all your help....

    Question now for the money do i go back to the vtec b16 that came originally or find b18???
     
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    ill say this, b16 del sols are slow, gsr del sols are still slow, but not quite as bad. the h22 swap isnt worth mentioning.
     
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    I just started getting sucked into the import world and quickly becoming an obsession. I would like to get this car around 260hp. Enough to be respectable. This will most likely turn into the old lady's car and I will start on another. What engine would suggest to start with keeping a budget in mind. I want to keep engine cost under4k total.
     
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    turbo z6 is gonna be your best bet with that budget.
     
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