I currently own a '99 civic lx with a d16y7 engine. The problems with it started a few months ago when I went to go get an oil change. I hadn't gotten an oil change in about 6,000 miles and after I got it changed they said no oil came out of the pan when they went to change it. This was at a honda dealership and they told me to check the oil once a week and top it off if it started getting low. I wasn't leaking any oil, but they said I could be burning it up. I was getting ready for another oil change and I brought it down to another honda dealership and told them about the problem. I hadn't been checking the oil every week but before I went to the dealership, I checked the oil and it was barely showing on the dip stick. They said they would do some compression test and high pressure leak test or something to see if anything was wrong. When they called me back they said that I would either need to buy another used honda engine or rebuild the engine I have now. $1,500 for a used engine including labor and like $3,500 for rebuilding including labor and parts. Now I had been getting parts for a y8 head mini-me swap already before I brought it down there. I pretty much have all the parts for it except for a full gasket set for everything. I have a friend who said he could do the mini-me swap for me, but he said that swapping the head won't change anything if what honda says is true. He said that I could buy a d15b(not sure which one) engine off one of his friends for $200 and then bolt the y8 head onto that. But I was looking on ebay and there was this rering engine kit for $180.00. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...Q5fAccessories I asked my friend if I could use that and he said it would work, but that it would be easier to just use the d15b block. I'm not too sure what to do. Should I just keep the block and buy the rering kit or buy the whole other engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated.