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What Engines Will Fit A 4th Gen Vic

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by ls5gen, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. ls5gen

    ls5gen Junior Member

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    :huh: Hi,
    I'm looking for a nice, strong engine that will fit into a 4th gen(90) civic.....I know of the OLD b16's
    but I just dont wanna go that route. Any help would be appreciated :blink:
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    B18A
    ZC
    any other B series will work... but will require more work
     
  3. ls5gen

    ls5gen Junior Member

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    ok, thanks e sol i but what kind of extra work will be required for a b18b or the like to go into this car??
    and the ZC and the b18a have only 130hp, what is stock on this car(4th gen vic, 90)
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    ZC,D16A8 (ZC),D16A9 (ZC) Direct bolt-in swap Some wiring modifications needed
    For the B18B you'd need mounts,along with the usual,shiftlinkage,axles ecu and you'd need to do some wiring,to deal with the OBD.
     
  5. SleEPeR_CRX

    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

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    never say a b18a and a ZC in the same class. a ZC is a Dseries, and a b18a is a B series. u dont buy a B18a for hp, u buy it for torque. the ZC is just a cheap easy swap. a B18a is a powerful easily modified expensiver swap. a b18a stock vs a stock ZC is about 1-1.5 seconds difference give or take a little, thats alot in the world of motors. thats like the old my v6 stang will own ur lame 1.6Si CRX. and we all know who wins that race. do a little more research b4 u swap ur engine. a B18a and a B16a are the best choices, B18a for torque and B16a for high rev's and HP. if u want a cheeper swap get the ZC, its a good reving little engine and puts out good hp for the price. but limited modifications.
     
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    Also, a 4th gen civic. has
    Si= 106 hp
    DX=92
    HF=62.
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    D16Z5 found in the ED9 is good motor,but I'm not sure of the availibilty in the states,the B18A would be much easier to find.But since they are within 4 hp and about 10ftlbs of each other they are definitely in the same "class".And in a light 4th gen will still kick ass,I know my CRX 1.6i-16 came with it stock and was quick as hell.
     
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    I just picked up a ZC for about 750 canadian or ,mabye 450 US. The ZC is boostable. Greddy make a turbo kit for the 92-95 Si and it is a direct fit for the ZC. The ZC is not limited to mods. It's a simple engine to work with. Also, If you have a very good importer, zc's came weith 130-137 hp depending on the donor car, Try to find the 137. I believe it from the JDM HF?
     
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