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my 91 civic dx delima..

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by draconx, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. draconx

    draconx New Member

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    ok guys i have a problem. i have a 1991 honda civic dx. its ALL STOCK (its my gas milage car) anyways it didnt pass smog. i did a compression check and 3/4 the cylinders are good (there was a dead one on the last cylinder) anyway. so i have decided to just get a new motor. however i made a booboo lol..

    the motor i got was the D15Z1. the one that is in my car is the D16y1/2/3/4/5 (not sure exactly... its the non vtec 91 dx (dual point) one) anyways here smy problem. i have to have a car that will pass smog.. thats all i care about. so being that the z1 motor is obd1 and i have an obd0 car what should i do? i cant just swap the mani over can i? (cuase its got the vtec solenoid/obd1 dizzy) or should i just get the obd1 stuff (ecu and harness) and swap it in that way?..

    what all would i need to swap it over? how much would it cost and would it really be worth ti?.

    i paid 150 for the motor.. all i want is a STOCK motor so i can pass smog.

    or should i just keep tryin to find a dual point motor

    let me know what you guys thing.. thanks

    - shane

    ps. i live in CALIFORNIA..
     
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    squeals New Member

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    dude, if this is your daily driver/ beater don't start messing around with swapping it with a motor cause you would have to change the wiring to the motor and the ECU. just find the right motor that goes in it and drop it right in. easiest way
     
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    sevenhillsbilly New Member

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    hes right you shud just get an obd0 d series motor and put it in thereit would be a lot easier like he said you wont have to fuck around with anything and if you find one with low enough miles it shoudl pass no problem and when you do get a motor go mpfi its so much nicer
     
  4. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    word get an a6 from an si convert to mpfi and youll be set
     
  5. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    If you have a D16 in your DX Civic, then it sounds like it's already been swapped. To the best of my knowledge, DX civics came with the DPFI D15B2.

    Correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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    they did but its the same block but a differnt bore and the mpfi is better for preformance the transmission will still bold up to your d15 trans
    and the mpfi conversion isnt that hard
     
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