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Swapping Engine Help! ECU ETC.

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by KidCivic97, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. KidCivic97

    KidCivic97 New Member

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    Hello I have a honda civic 1997 LX automatic. I want to convert into v tec but keep it auto. I hate stick and Idc what people think. My point is can I put a v tec engine that once belonged to a stick car into a automatic car?If so, do I need a ecu? Where can I get the ecu or if not what engine should I look for that has v tec. I seen a couple of v tec engines that came in a auto car but I never asked
     
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    haao13 New Member

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    yes im pretty sure you can and yes youll need an ecu. just get one at a local junk yard or on ebay. their might even be some for sale here.
     
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    KidCivic97 New Member

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    Does v tec engine have anything that auto lx engine doesnt have. For example extra wires and such..
     
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    If you want to keep it auto get an auto Y8 with auto trans. The only difference in wiring is the Y8 has one wire for a knock sensor, 3 wires for VTEC, and the Y8 engine harness only has one O2 sensor plug on it. Also the Auto Y8 has a 3 wire IACV like the Y7, but the manual Y8 has a 2 wire IACV.
     
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