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How do I know what model my car is?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by crombie09, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. crombie09

    crombie09 Member

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    Alrighty the guy I bought this 91 Civic HB from told me it was a DX. This is what it has:

    4 speed manual
    No PS
    No Tach, just speedo, gas and temp guages
    One side mirror, on the drivers side.

    Is that enough info? -crombie09
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    its an STD
     
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    No, I just went to the doc he said I dont have any STD. :p -crombie09
























    Thanks bro
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I think the only 4 speeds were STDs, so it defenitly has the STD tranny

    theres a code stamped on the front of the block, check it and well tell you as best we can
     
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    The front of the block says d16a6 ;)

    Its has an Si Motor in it. -crombie09
     
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    sounds like "Standard" (STD) to me
     
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    So my car is mearly a 91 civic hatch? Thats it, no model? Is that bad? Should I get something else? -crombie
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    it's hard to tell since its swapped, it could be a DX with an SI engine and STD tranny. I hope you weren't the one who chose to use a 4 speed in it.

    Read the title, it should tell you, also what's the difference if you know which model it is or not (not tryin to be a dick, just a ???)
     
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    Nope just bought the car bro-

    To you question about wanting to know the model: I want to know what kind of axles it has ;) Also it would be good to know just so I know what I'm driving ok? -crombie09
     
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    I have the vin, should I (is it safe to) post my vin on the internet? -crombie09
     
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    Does it have vinyl interior, and only one mirror? Does it have a rear wiper? How about intermittent wipers? Does it have a tach?

    I'm betting STD model with an Si engine.
     
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    ok, heres the problem...

    1) only HF's had one mirror (left), but they only came with 5-speed trans.

    2) only DX's came with 4-speed AUTOMATIC. there werent any 4-speed manual trannies. are you sure you dont mean automatic? that would explain the absence of a tach.

    3) the D16a6 is the Si engine, but the Si's did not some with 4-speed automatics. could be a swapped engine.

    here are some telltale things to look for:

    if it has....

    - rear drum brakes it is either an HF or a DX
    - no clock in the dashboard it is an HF
    - no steering wheel adjustment, it is an HF
    - if it is a '91 and is either torino red or celestial blue, its a DX
    - a rear window wiper, its a DX
    - a factory sunroof, it is an Si
    - a cloth interior (including door panels) its an Si
     
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    this all sounds pretty good for a CRX - he happens to have a Civic hatch
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Ok, I know the STD is the only model that came with a 4 speed MANUAL tranny. As far as options go can't tell ya. I haven't owed a civic earlier than 92.
    92 Dx's had:
    -rear wipers
    -intermittet wipers
    -NO dash clock
    -adjustable steering wheel
    -rear drums
    -had a choice between wither 5 speed or 4 speed auto
    -no tach

    But since you have a 91, theres and easy way to tell if it was an Si, check to see if it has rear discs. If it does than you got an Si or it was swapped, if it has a clock it was either added or you have an Si. I don't know the fact about the sunroof thing for earlier models, but if its true only si's had sunroofs, its an easy way to either rule out or know what your car is.

    I still think its an STD
     
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    ok.... the rear wiper will designate if it is a DX..

    if it is an SI, it will have a sunroof... Rear Disks were a Mid-year change, so if it was built before the middle of the 1990 model year production run, it will not have disks..

    If it has a 4 speed, it is an STD. in order to convert a DX to a 4-speed, you would also have to have the knuckles and hubs from the 4-speed car, which would be a ridiculous swap to make..

    so, if you have a 4 -speed, no sunroof, and no rear wiper, you have a 1991 civic STD

    hope that helps
     
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    Sounds like a few different opinions...............should I just post my vin? Is that safe? -crombie09
     
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    You can check your vin # in the articles section. Sounds like a std, since it has the 4 speed and no power steering.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    it's up to you with the vin, I don't know how to read the VIN in your case, and I personally don't know how it could affect anything if you put it on the internet, just like i don't understand why people block out their Liscence Plate numbers, If you have all documents in your name you should be fine. Unless you don't have a title I don't know what could happen. It's up to you.



    Because of this I really have to think it's an STD, no one would do this, even people who had transmission failure wouldn't, becasue these d-series gearboxes are cheap..it would have cost them more for all these "extra" parts they would need.
     
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