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obd0 - obd1? illegal?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by JDMEG-6, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. JDMEG-6

    JDMEG-6 wek sos

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    just read the article that pissedoffsol posted about the obd on diff. cars and swapping diff. obd motors into them!!
    for example : putting a obd0 motor in a obd1 chasis..

    the main thing that caught my eye though was when it says
    "swapping a lower obd into your car is illegal"
    i really would like to know some more info on this... i mean.. im halfway from doin my ls/vtec build and really do not want to half to bail out on it... :(

    swap is going into a 1994 civic h/b (eg-obd1)

    the motor is: obd0 B18A1 LS (only using the block though)(LS/Vtec)

    any info? *b*
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    You'll typically be ok if you use all the emission hardware from your CAR on the older block.
     
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    JDMEG-6 wek sos

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    oh ok...
    wheeww..
    thought i was "sol"

    so nothins wrong with using the obd0 b18a1 ls block for ls/vtec in a eg right?
     
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    Shouldn't be, but I would check your local emissions laws first. The laws vary by state, and then by county.
     
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    well... LS/VTEC is illegal period.. some states dont even check that kinda shit though, here in CA, thats a big no no..
     
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    LS/VTEC is legal everywhere else BUT California.
     
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    what's illegal about ls/vtec here in cali if all the emissions stuff is hooked up for a b18a/b (since that's what stamped on the block) and it's from the same year or newer?
     
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    the VTEC head is what makes it illegal here.. hybrid motors are a no go here.. well legally..
     
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    then why not just get it to pass under the guise of a b18c1 or b18c5?
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Ok but answer me these questions.

    How honda savy does an emissions tech have to be to catch it?

    I mean they dont stick there head into the bay and look for engine codes right?
     
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    From what I've read, they actually do. Honda head swaps are really common, so I'm sure they know quite a bit about it.
     
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    yes, they check the engine code.. and if it shows up on there computer as a non vtec and it has VTEC on the valve cover, then its pretty obvious
     
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    That sucks for, but here in Utah they dont check.
     
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