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My del sol needs help.. will you answer a few Questions?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Overby, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Overby

    Overby New Member

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    ok the basics:
    i just bought a '93 del slow, its got a 1.6 8valve motor with an automatic and NON VTEC - hum.

    Anyways i am doing a swap to a 5speed soon, and i figured why not do a motor swap why i am at it... Well i found a good deal on a d series turbo kit, complete for only $400. And if its a d16y8 he says he has a tapped oilpan for me too.

    Well either way i was thinking of doing a mini-me swap to a d16y8, but i have a few Q's:

    1) what parts do i all need to do that swap?
    2) is it bad to turbo a vtec?
    3) is there major wiring involved? the manual gauge cluster has the gear you are in on the cluster, do i need to swap dash wirng harnesses too?
    4) do vtec models have a vtec light on the guage cluster? if so, can i incorperate that into this easily? seeing i will be changing the gauge cluster anyways, due to the 5spd swap.


    Now with the swap of changing to a 5 speed, i think i know all the basics, but i was wondering if there are any tricks/tips that any of you know..

    1) Other than the following, are there any parts i will need?..
    -pedal assembly
    -slave
    -piping
    -transmission
    -clutch
    -flywheel
    -manual ecu
    -shift linkage
    -shifter
    -manual guage cluster
    2) any suggestins on the easiest way to do this? or any general help at all? i am mechanically inclined, but i have never done this before, so any help would be much appreciated.




    Again, thank you for any help you can give me
     
  2. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    for the mini me swap you will need the head, ecu, intak mani. Youll need to add the vtec wires. vtec and turbo work well.
     
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    ok, thanks, do you know any articles for adding the vtec wires? is it easier to just get a vtec motor engine harness? or is it basically simple to add these wires?
     
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    oh and i need the distributer for the head too, dont i?
     
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    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    dude buy your self a salvage (totaled) or theft recovery civic thats 5 speed doesnt mater if it has a motor or not just a tranny would be good then take everything from that it's the easiest and cheapest way to go
     
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    ok, didnt really think of that, thanks, i will probably end up doing that for my 5speed swap, but anyone know if i need the distributer for the minime swap?
     
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    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    if you search there are loads of how tos for the swap and wiring
     
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