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Retrograde or Upgrade? That is the question.

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by GAgreenMachine, May 23, 2011.

  1. GAgreenMachine

    GAgreenMachine New Member

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    First of all I would like to thank the HS community for having me. I am the new and hopefully fortunate owner of a 1994 civic EX cpe 5spd with a seized motor(hole in bottom). I've had trouble finding a D16z6 to swap into the car. And I was wondering what are my options for a straightforward swap with minimal cost. the car will be my runaround girl so MPG is more important than speed for now.

    She has also been sitting for a year if that matters.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    @ E SolSi: Thanks for the info. Now is that the D15b2? I actually saw one of those locally for under 500. Is it not worth the risk to try since it appears the one in the link is reconditioned/rebuilt?
     
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    No, that is a JDM D15b v-tec, no number after the b means that it came from a japanese market car (this can make searching for a particular year/model a little harder). Would be about the same as a z6. If you get a JDM motor from a good supplier (H-motors is certainly one if not the best) it should be in pretty good condition and they are very low mileage. Here is a link to wikipedia's explaination of it, Motor-vehicle inspection (Japan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Any motor you put in your car, unless you know for sure the service was done, should get plugs/wires/timing belt/tensioner/water pump/oil change at minimum.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Another JDM option is a "SOHC ZC VTEC", which is pretty much a D16z6 but not as common as the D15B VTEC.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    where you located
     
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    AHHVTEC: Kennessaw.

    Korax: It does look like a great option assuming it's smog legal. I haven't even approached the subject of engine and tranny swapping since the CVT went out in my 2k HX.

    K2e2vin: If I can find it.
     
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    Again speed is less of a concern than cost. I'm sure its almost vulgar to make an EX slower but the car was free. Or was it?
     
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    well heck if you was near north alabama, i have a full swap for sale.with less than 50 miles on it since i got it from hmotors
     
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    How far are you from 30066?
     
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    178 miles im in 35640
     
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