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obdo jdm b16a into 96 civic?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by outlawrex, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. outlawrex

    outlawrex Junior Member

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    I have an extra jdm b16a first gen I would like to help my friend put into his 96 civic.I know it's obd2.but my question is do you think that I can switch over 98-00 si distributor,fuel injectors,harness,ect..and run the obd2 ecu by converting the two harness?Any comments/help/questions/ect.. would be appreciated.I will be using a hydrolic tranny and the rest of the newer si parts but it is more cost effective to use the first gen motor i already have ,thanks
     
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    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    that way is a headache and you'll 99% guarenteed to ALWAYS have codes thrown. If you are NOT in cali... convert the car to obd1 and then the motor to obd1.. that is easier then obd0 -> obd2
     
  3. outlawrex

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    So I should convert to obd1?I should use obd1 distributor,injectors,ect..Can I use a 92-95 ex wiring harness?and in car harness?I guess I should use a chipped ecu?Anyway answers would help.Or maybe even a link somewhere ;) So let me know something
    thanks
     
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    word Senior Member

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    it's a pain.
    sell the obd0 motor and with a couple hundred more dollars you can get yourself a obd2 longblock, or get a b18b block and build a ls/vtec.

    you have to replace:

    throttle body
    intake manifold (suggested)
    distributor
    obd 2 injectors
    crank sensor
    obd 2 oil pump
    wiring harness (if you want to stay obd2 you'll need some custom hack job)

    i say use a obd2 harness, troubleshoot all the codes, and then buy a obd2-1 and use a p28.

    you'll also need everything else such as mounts, etc to get it into a 96 civic.

    i have done this swap, took me about 4 months, such a pain in the ass.
    if you have questions, email me.
     
  5. Domeskilla

    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    ls/vtec isn't even worth the money unless you already have the ls block.

    ls block = 400 or so
    getting it mated for a vtec head (must be perfectly), around 1200-3000 (this price was given in Lawton, Okla)
    Head - around 600 or so complete (for b16 head)

    If you are building the ls/vtec, its stupid to leave the stock ls internals, get something better from another b-series.. now you are racking in 300 for brand new pistons, better cams, etc.

    Or just get a b16a2 for around 2500 complete
     
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    SFPracing Senior Member

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    I agree with Domeskilla and the other guy bout selling the motor. It's a wicked pain in the ass and you'll spend as much in the end and pull your hair out in the mean time. I'd get an OBD1 engine and a skunk2 pigtail. The way of changing the OBD0 engine to OBD1 is a wicked pita. Most of the connectors on the motors don't match up, distributor wiring is different, etc...
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I put a first gen into an obd1 ride adn then did the proper swap for it the SiR obd1, and I noticed that it was a pain in my fucking ass, I had codes and the motor ran shitty. First gens are usually in piss poor shape and really really old.

    I say skip the first gen and go with a complete b16 SiR swap and convert your odb2 ride into odb1.



    Milan
     
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