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How do I know if this transmission is an Si?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 89' Project Civic, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Hey guys, how do I find out if the transmission I am possibly buying is an Si transmission? What code, if any, is what? Thanks in advance!
     
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    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Thanks, which code would be an Si? I'm just buying an Si transmission for the gear ratio. I already have a D15b2 Cx transmission. Is it even worth it?
     
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    L3A is dx, any of the others listed will be a si
     
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    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Ok, thanks a tonne man. You answered a question I have been wondering for several months now. Is there a significant increase in torque with the Si? The guy I might trade it for says it's an L3, not L3A. Also, He wants me to trade 2 Ractive strut bars and a Momo hub for it. Is it worth it?
     
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    well if it was me i would trade, but look at the trans yourself to make sure its not l3a because they all will say l3 whats after it is whats important
     
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    Ok, cool. I am just nervous because this is the same guy who sold me my Si block and said it was ok. However; when I was rebuilding it, I took a piston ring out and bent it a little, because the rings were garbage anyway, and it broke. So I think it had a blown ring.
     
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    Well, the guy stopped by and did the trade. I looked and it was an L3 - xxxxxxx. He took the strut bars and steering wheel. He offered me a Flywheel, Pressure Plate, and Clutch Disc for $50 so I took it. All the items appeared to be in excellent condition. I found out that mine was an Si transmission too, I didn't check and automatically assumed it to be a Dx or Cx transmission. The code on the one I had is L3 - 2074899. I ended up posting it on a local site for $75.
     
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    did you look at the pic in that link it should say one of those numbers
     
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    new or old piston rings are pretty brittle, if you bend them they will break...
     
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