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new motor for my HB

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by Pablo hatch92, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Pablo hatch92

    Pablo hatch92 beginner

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    Hi every one.

    I'm another new guy. I bought a 92 CX around 4 months ago, i just like the body style. Any way the time i changed the spark pugs i noticed oil in them, so i started looking for a new motor (or used) and i've got a quote specifying the same price for a d15b and a d15z1. But before i boy the motor i want to make sure that i can put a d15z1 in my old CX, but i think it's going to be a matter of the ECU.

    I'm not heading to a great performance car, i just want to drive a good looking hatchback for some years.

    I know that i must read, but i don't seem to find the info that i'm looking for. If somebody can just tell me if i need to get a new ECU or if it is better to get the d15b and remain CX.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Did the oil appear to be all over the thing? There's a real good chance that you have spark plug tube seals leaking. You can buy a valve cover gasket set and those will be included. I don't believe a motor swap is what you need(unless you just want a better engine.
     
  3. Pablo hatch92

    Pablo hatch92 beginner

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    Well, the truth is that it is only one of the symptoms, the car is burning oil like crazy, i fill the gas tank every week, and the carter every 2 weeks. And in the moments of need (when need to step in the gas) there is a lot of black smoke in the mirror.

    That's why i'm looking for a motor, and i was thinking that it might be worthy to try a D15Z1 as it is as cheap as the D15B1 with rising sun engines.

    I will appreciate any info about the ECU in this matter.
     
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    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Hey dude,
    just finished, well not really finished, installing the d15z1 in my 92 cx. Good swap if you are looking for 45 MPG!!! Thing is I bought the 5 wire O2 and new computer and rewired fro vtec and threw codes right and left. Then needed to get the wife of my back and popped the 1 wire O2 back in with the d15b8 computer (p05?)... runs like a charm... passed emissions at about 20% of allowable limits. Just no vtec. But who cares, just wastes gas. EGR stuff is not hooked up, control box ( CVC and EGR Vacuum selonoid) not hooked up still getting 45 mpg with half city half hwy.
     
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